And the winner is….commenter 9: Ajaire! (chosen via Random.org). I will contact you with more info. Thanks eveyone who entered!
You may remember this little window seat/storage bench that we got for our office update.
I am loving it, but wasn’t a fan of the “blah” seat pillow cover that it came with. I decided to make a new one in a more cheery fabric. And believe it or not, I stenciled the fabric…and it’s actually not just fabric, it’s a piece of painters canvas!
Who would have guessed? I used the Casablanca stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils in the medium size. (Cutting Edge sent me this stencil to try out and I decided this would be a fun and easy project to share!)
I picked out a yellow at Lowes and just got a sample of it. That was all I needed to paint the entire painters canvas. I also bought some fabric medium to mix in with the paint.
I mixed about 1/3 medium with 2/3 paint and laid out the canvas on the floor. Then, taking a small foam roller, I just stenciled away.
It was so much easier than I expected as I haven’t tried stencils before. The fabric medium helped the paint be a little thinner and not so stiff once it was dry.
Once the entire thing was stenciled and dry, I just used the pillow as a guide and made my own new pillow cover.
I think it turned out pretty cute and was super thrifty as well!
I have a ton of fabric leftover (I had a larger project in mind before deciding on the pillow) so, I can make another coordinating pillow for a chair or even a small curtain someday.
Now for the good part….
Cutting Edge is kind enough to give away $50 worth of stencils to one lucky reader!!! The winner can choose the stencil or stencils of your choice and there will no shipping charges.
There are tons of different ones to choose from…wall stencils, craft stencils…big or small…you name it! They also have some great how to tutorials to check out. I watched a few before I began my project.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment letting me know which CE stencil is your favorite. (I MUST Have a way of contacting you if you win, so either leave your email or make sure you are NOT an anonymous commenter.)
2. For an additional entry, “like” Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook, and then leave me another comment telling me so.
3. For a third bonus entry, follow the Cutting Edge Stencil Blog and leave me a comment telling me so.
I will choose the winner on Wed, March 6th!