Thursday, August 22, 2013

PB Knockoff...I'm no painter edition...

This is a Pottery Barn photo of a painted pillow I just loved. Nobody does it better than the old PB. I just can't spend $40 on a pillow. I had some canvas
found at rummage sale, and bought a autumn palette of acrylic paints, about five dollars worth. I TRIED to recreate this cool but pricey pillow.

Did I mention I'm not a painter...:-)? ( My dear Aunt Sabina started painting late in life too... but she had talent.) I taped the canvas to my table and this is my "interpretation."

Then I sewed my painting into a pillow...just don't look at them side by side.
It was fun to paint on fabric, and I have plenty left for more projects.

You may remember this fabric, a scrap that I threw into a five dollar sack at a rummage sale. I made two pillows. I used some felted wool for the backs. A savvy young urban professional, a New Yorker to boot, admired this fabric, so I think they may end up in a trendy Brooklyn apartment. ;-)

I reused pillow forms I already had, to keep this project thrifty.
I know I'm rushing the seasons, just keeping busy while my sweetheart takes care of business. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Love, Penny

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Lynne said...

I think your pillow turned out beautifully! Great idea . . . What a talent you are Miss P!

Melanie said...

For what it's worth, Penny - I think your pillow is prettier than the PB one! I like YOUR pumpkin better!

kristennn said...