I have been buying gently used pillows at Salvation Army. I wait till their 50% off and then pay around $1-2.
I am trying to replace the pillows in my living room. My intentions are to recover a lot of them. The ones I have now, I made and the cotton is not holding up, and they are too mushy.
I found this one the other day, and I just loved the design on it. But it was a horrible mustard color.
While that would be a great color if I had other colors to match it, however it was not good in my living room. So I dyed it, and it came out this darker tan color. I had hoped for a dark brown color. But it just wouldn't die properly.
So then I thought hmm... what about painting it?
I selected Desert Turquoise and mixed it with Zinc gray.
And began painting it with a horse hair type paint brush. It took a long while though because of its texture.
When it dried it was quite stiff.
So I washed it, and its better now!
But I noticed that I didn't get into the grooves that well in certain spots.
So, I maybe doing another paint job on it and filing in those gaps. Which means I'll have to wash it again!
Oh well... the mishaps of crafting.
I love the color though!
Now to just get the other pillows done. I am thinking I'll knit or crochet one of them.
Stay tuned for that project...
Thanks so much for tuning in today! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Until next time...