I've been wanting to revamp/update/freshen up the throw pillows on the couch for awhile. I think I'm finally happy with what I have, especially the newest addition which I worked on yesterday and today. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.
|These "old world map" pillows have sat on our couch since we first got married. Kane really liked this fabric and I liked them fine too, but after almost 8 years I was really ready for a change!|
|I used random numbers to map out my spacing/measurements. It really helped that almost all of the numbers were on cards the exact same height and width as the others. That made the spacing really easy.|
|First date done. I worked from the left to right, from the top row down. The first date by the way is the date of our "first date".|
|Mid effort. Coming along well. I used regular (cheap) acrylic paint I already had on hand and a regular paintbrush with fairly short/small bristles.|
|Lastly, I free-handed a little heart in the center (which happens to be in the middle of our anniversary date).|
|All my updated throw pillows (all except the maroon one---already had it).|
|The "special" dates I used were. First Date, Date we got engaged, anniversary/wedding, birthdate of baby #1 and birthdate of baby #2.|
I also read somewhere that it is good to iron the backside of the fabric you painted once it is completely dry and this will help "set" the paint.