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DIY Gold Painted Pillows

I have a quick project to share with you today. It’s really easy and can be done in an afternoon. 

diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows

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

Martha Stewart Gold Paint
Martha Stewart Gold Paint

 

DIY painted pillow
DIY painted pillow

 

DIY painted pillow
DIY painted pillow

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.

DIY painted pillows
DIY painted pillows

Once I started painting I quickly realized it would work much better with a paint brush.

DIY gold painted pillow
DIY gold painted pillow

The fabric is textured so it was easier to get the paint to stick in all the grooves with a brush.

The fabric is textured so it was easier to get the paint to stick in all the grooves with a brush.

  • 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.

DIY gold painted pillow
DIY gold painted pillow

This is how they turned out.

diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows

 

diy gold painted pillows
diy gold painted pillows

 

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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