I really love this Jonathan Adler pillow that I included in the mood board for our family room. I didn’t love that it was $98. So, I used it as my inspiration and decided to make something similar for our family room.
I taped off a plus sign on the pillow with painter’s tape and pressed the edges down so I wouldn’t get any paint seepage (the angle here makes it look wonky–it’s not. promise).
Then I painted it with a golden yellow acrylic fabric paint. Originally, I was all about the orange plus sign in the inspiration pillow, but once we introduced all of the National Geographics into the room, I wanted that same pop of yellow to be present on the couch. It took about 4 and a half coats before the dark gray stopped peaking through.
Then, I took the tape off and paired it with a few other pillows I have gathered for our family room. Here they are all hanging out in the living room while we are still couch-less in their future home.
Not too shabby, huh? You’ve seen the pillow to the right of the Adler-inspired pillow here, but the other two I picked up last week. The knitted, turquoise zig zag pillow I found on clearance at Pier 1 and the lime green pom pom pillow I snagged from Ross. All together, they make a pretty good representation of what I envisioned on our mood board.
…now I am just twirling my thumbs until I can see these on our real couch. Anyone else paint a pillow recently? Or save a bunch of cash DIYing something high end? It is a great feeling, right? Although, if Jonathan Adler (or anyone else… besides Chris) wanted to gift me the real thing, I wouldn’t say boo. ;)