If you have some pillows you want to jazz up then this is for you. Martha Stewart Metallic Paint. Every time I went to Home Depot I would eyeball this paint. I don’t know what took me so long but I finally bought some.
There are about a hundred things I wanted to use this paint on but I decided to start with these plain toss pillows I made a while ago. They were nothing special. I had simply sewn together some old fabric swatches I had lying around. They are so much better now.
This is what I started with.
Yeah they are FAR from perfect but keep in mind sewing is “not mah thang”.
I taped off the first pillow so that I would end up with two bold stripes through the center of the pillow. I measured about 3 1/2″ between the strips of tape.
Once I started painting I quickly realized it would work much better with a paint brush.
The fabric is textured so it was easier to get the paint to stick in all the grooves with a brush.
A couple of things I learned about painting fabric.
- Paint on top of and away from the tape. Not toward it. It felt like the paint would easily slide under the tape.
- Don’t put a lot of paint on the brush but saturate the fabric really well so you only have to apply one coat.
For the second pillow I wanted a diagonal pattern so I placed the tape in diagonal strips about 3″ apart.
This is how they turned out.
This was so easy. Seriously, it only took a couple of hours including dry time. I LOVE this paint. Thanks Martha! I can’t wait to try it on some other things. Until now, painting something gold required spray painting which meant if it was raining I could forget it. Oh, and it’s kind of hard to tell in the photos but it has a GORGEOUS metallic sheen and it isn’t as deep of a gold that you get from most spray paints. LOVE!
I’m still playing around with where I want to keep the pillows but for now they look pretty good in the living room. Oh, and I now have new inspiration to refinish our dining chairs. Maybe I can get to that soon….
So have you ever painted fabric? Share!!
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