Hi friends! I was after a new look this Fall for our cozy bedroom. I am super thrilled with the way a few cozy changes made a big impact. Chalk paint came to the rescue once again.
A New Duvet Sparked a Whole New Look
AND…. I have a coupon code to share with all of you to use at Elizabeth Andersen Home a little later in this post.
Growing up I loved decorating my bedroom, and my mom enjoyed helping me. I remember being so excited the times I would be able to pick out a new comforter set. She would give me an allowance for the bed linens, and then cozy it up with homemade accessories. My mom is a rock star by the way… she can sew and create just about anything. I still rely on her heavily, even though our tastes are different 😉
I do believe I developed my creative side from her. She wasn’t afraid to try crafting anything, especially if it meant saving money. When I think back to the homemade Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Dolls, I am awestruck that she went to great lengths in order for us to have those fun toys.
Last fall I had a $20 coupon to a favorite retailer of mine. I went straight to the pillow section, and ordered what I thought to be a blush pink and camel pillow cover.
I was super disappointed when it arrived. The blush pink, faux leather triangle was divine. The background however, was orange… not camel colored. So I tried it out in a few places and hated it. It didn’t go with anything!! I even tried getting rid of it on Instagram… no takers.
So, when my new faux leather pillows arrived from Elizabeth Andersen Home, I immediately thought of that pillow, and decided to challenge my creative side and chalk paint it. I had a vision of painting the background white while leaving the blush pink triangle. What could it hurt at this point?
Chalk Painted Pillow DIY
- Towel to protect your surface
- Masking tape
- Spritz bottle filled with water
- Fabric pillow to be painted
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Paint Brush
- Lay your fabric pillow on top of a towel to protect your surface.
- Place something like another towel between the pillow layers.
- Mask out what you want to paint
- Spritz the fabric with water.
- Pour some paint into another container and water it down til it’s quite thin.
- Paint the fabric, letting it dry between coats. (This took 4 coats)
- Seal it by either setting it out in the sun, or drying it.
I was thrilled with how it turned out!! Is it soft? No… but I haven’t washed mine because of the pink faux leather anyway, so I’ll just be using this for looks only 😉
I don’t show this side of our bedroom often, but I did throw in a few subtle touches for Fall.
I found this arrangement I put together last year, and even prettied up our master bathroom 🙂 I still haven’t finished updating our bathroom. It’s still on the never-ending list.
So are you ready for the code to save 15% on some gorgeous faux leather pillows?? Or, any pillows from her home collection for that matter 😀
You will LOVE her entire collection. Tell her Martha sent you 😉 Happy Fall decorating, see you soon!
Author and Photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke