So, I may have been keeping a little secret from y’all. We bought a “new” couch! You may have noticed that since we’ve lived in our apartment, I have never showed a photo of our couch. Why? Well, simply put, I hated it.
A couple of weeks ago, I was exploring Facebook Marketplace and stumbled across a pink and white striped couch listed for $50. Say what? As you can imagine, without any hesitation, I sent the guy a message and asked when and where I could pick it up.
A couple of days later we brought it home and I fell in love. I really cannot believe I only paid $50 for it. It’s in almost perfect condition and surprisingly comfortable.
Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for some new throw pillows to put on our new couch and I really wanted some with a cane pattern on it, but to my surprise, they all cost a million dollars. So, I decided to make my own and today, I’m sharing the tutorial!
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What You’ll Need:
What To Do:
1. Start by using the 1.41in painters tape to create horizontal stripes. I started at one end of the pillow, using two pieces of tape side by side to create the unpainted stripes. I eye balled the width of the stripes that were being painted.
2. Paint the white space on the pillow, but make sure all taped edges are pressed down and secure first. Don’t worry if you’re using a lot of paint, the fabric soaks a lot of it up, but it dries fairly quickly.
3. Let dry for about 20 minutes then pull the tape off.
4. Turn the pillow 90 degrees and repeat step 1.
6. Let dry for 20 minutes and then remove the tape. You should now be left with a grid.
7. Now comes the fun part. Use the .94in tape and place at a 45 degree angle where the horizontal and vertical lines cross. You’ll want to do this for every other crossing.
To get the lines you’ll be painting, place another piece of .94in tape about 1/2in away from the first piece of tape. You’ll want to do this on either side. I suggest marking your first piece of tape so that it’s easier to keep track. Paint.
8. Once paint is dry and tape has been removed, turn pillow 90 degrees.
9. Repeat step 7, but now place the .94in tape so that it goes through the two thin lines and where the horizontal and vertical lines cross. Paint and then let dry. I would allow it to dry for about an hour before you put in your pillow insert.
Didn’t it turn out so well? I love it with our new couch.
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