Monday, January 18, 2016

Home With a Heart

Before the holidays,
I kept eyeing this darling HOME pillow  with a red heart on the Pottery Barn site.
I thought it would be a nice addition when I refreshed the living room,

Waited for it to go on sale,
 but missed out along the way
as I lost track of it.
So with that, I let the idea  go.

Then recently on a supply run to JoAnn
I came across the same style
HOME pillow at a huge discount
but the heart was not red like the PB pillow.

No problem 
and nothing that a little fabric paint can't change.

Using acrylic paint
mixed with Fabric Medium~
any paint can be turned into paint for fabric.

I wanted to change the tan heart to red.

This pillow has a zipper opening,
so I took out the insert pillow.

Next I cut a piece of cardboard 
to lay inside and under the heart area.

I covered the board with parchment paper.
This is to insure no paint bleeds through the fabric 
to the backside.

If the pillow did not have the opening,
I could have painted right over the heart.
Since it would not be open, no problem with bleed through to the back.

To make the fabric paint, 
I mix equal parts,
paint to medium.
For example,
5 drops of paint to 5 drops of fabric medium.

Mix all together and begin painting.

Here is where you need to stay in the lines!!

When completely painted, let dry.
After dry, it may need a second coat.
This one did.

Once dry and complete, 
pull out the cardboard
and replace the pillow form inside.

You can see in the pic above, the paint never came through even the top layer.

Heat set the paint, by using a dry iron on medium heat
over the design covered with a soft cloth.
Just heat for 30 seconds or so and done.
Don't iron per-say, just hold in place to heat.
The heat set keeps the color from fading when cleaned.

I do not recommend washing this however,
spot clean or dry clean for best longevity.

So here it is on my PB loveseat.
and a close second to the PB pillow I first admired.

The red is the same color on this Paris pillow!

Completed pillow project and ready to enjoy.
Love how the pillow I thought I lost,
found me while looking for art supplies.

Perfect for the month of February and beyond~~~

I'll be back to share more refresh changes in this room.

Till then
have a great week.


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Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love the red it makes it pop. Good idea. I also love the Paris with the rooster pillow. I love when things like that happen and on sale. Hug B

Stacey said...

Aren't you smart! All of the pillows look amazing together.

Anna said...

Lovely pillow !!!
Have a nice week !

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, you are good. I love the pillow with the red heart.
Thanks for sharing, have a happy Monday. Enjoy your new week!

Unknown said...

Wooooow it looks great!!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a lucky find and you made it perfect! That tan heart was kind of bland and the red really made it pop. It looks great with your Paris pillow!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear Celestina! I am simply in love with this adorable is gorgeous and you're right...perfect for lovely February for always! I love how you changed it to suit your wonderful you got it on sale too!
Wishing you a blessed 2016...I haven't stopped by in simply too long! Hugs and much, much love to you!

Rita C at Panoply said...


Nancy Chan said...

In every home, there should be a lovely heart. A red heart stands out in the room and it matches well with the surrounding.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks fantastic, well done. Hugs, Valerie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVE IT! ANd how great it looks on your white slipcover sofa. What I want to do (but it's expensive) is have a white denim slipcover made for my sage-green velvet sofa in my studio. With that, I can preserve the velvet, change out pillows for each season, and enjoy a lighter feel in the room. Pillows are fun and when you can paint the fabric, all the better. Lovely idea, Celeste!

Sue Kosec said...

Now THAT'S a steady hand! It's beautiful - don't put it away after the month of love is over.


Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Nice work on the pillow! Your painting attention to detail is amazing. Have a great week,

Kerri said...

It would have never crossed my mind to paint the heart! Thanks for showing us how- your new pillow looks great!

Jan Hermann said...

Great pillow - love the RED heart you created...painting inside the lines!

Jan ♥

Kim said...

I love it when it's craftiness to the rescue! And it's red! Even better! ;-)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

There you have it - the perfect pillow with the Red heart. I paint metallic acrylic on silk velvet for my statement pillows. Love how the medium works mixed. Your.selectiom of pillows look very inviting. Have a fun creative week.

The Bear's Blog said...

Beautiful, and thank you for the wonderful, very helpful tutorial.

Monday Blessings.

Sandi Magle said...

Very easy fix...we forget where 'fabric' paint originally started...way back when you added the medium to our craft paint. Great reminder--of when it was simpler---than having 500 bottles of basically the same thing
beckoning us in the stores to BUY ME_ AND ME__AND ME.

Great tutorial, Celestina, thanks, Sandi

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

I love the pillow! It goes so well with your décor! Did not know about mixing the acrylic with fabric medium though. I will keep that I mind for the future. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week :)

Breathtaking said...

Such a good result, looks beautiful in red!:)

Stephanie said...

You are ever so clever, my friend. I must say the red pops out in a beautiful way and I think you made the perfect choice to paint it :)

May you have a blessed week, dear Celeste. Much love to you!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I so "heart" this!!!...I always forget about the fabric paint!....I just added it to my Michaels shopping list....
Beautiful pillow that you truly brought to life!

craftyles said...

I love the pillow vignette on the your pretty couch. It looks so much better in red. I never would have thought of painting over it. Hmmm, lots of ideas brewing here. Thanks so much for the great tutorial, Celeste. Love it!

Mari said...

Hi Celeste, love how you just painted the heart red...looks better in my opinion.....
So happy you found your lost pillow....


Createology said...

All good things come to those who really true for this pillow and you. Love how you painted the heart a rich true red. It looks right at "Home". Enjoying some Winter rain here. After four long years of exceptional drought I am very thankful for days and buckets of glorious rain...El Nino rain! Home Sweet Home...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Great makeover Celeste! I love the red. Sometimes we just have to tweak something a bit to make it work with what we have. Looks fabulous with the other pillow! Love & hugs, Edie

handmade by amalia said...

The pillow came out great! The whole corner looks lovely.

Lisa said...

You clever girl you!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Great paint over job Celeste! Thanks for the hint about the mix of medium and paint. I did not know that~
And the rooster pillow. . . is SUCH a fave! : } Appreciate your great post~ Karen O

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love both your pillows. But I can just imagine what a mess I'd make of painting the heart on that pillow!


I wouldn't have thought about painting over the heart...thanks for sharing that tip.
I did buy the bed riser's and they work PERFECT for the craft table! THANK YOU so much for that tip!

Donna said...

What a terrific idea to paint the heart, Celestina! I never would have thought of that! Thank you for the great tips and tutorial on using the fabric paint additive. I'll have to try that some time. I just love the way both pillows look on your love seat:)

Rose L said...

I have painted many an item to make it the colors I want it to be!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love some red in my throw pillows and this one is perfect. You are WAY more talented than most of us though sweet friend. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Alessandra said...

I love the pillow with the the red heart. Great painting! You are so creative and talented. The pillow turned out gorgeous

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Celeste, the pillow turned out great and the red color goes so well with your other pillow. I will have to make a trip to JoAnn's and see if they have any of those H ❤️ M E pillows left! I love seeing your beautiful home. xo

living from glory to glory said...

Hello My Dear...
This is the sweetest pillow, I love how the Lord allows us to have even these little things that we have desired. And once again, I learned something about painting fabric. I did spend the whole day cleaning out my craft room, as after the holidays it was a mess! I never really blog about what I make, I need to try to do more of that this year...
Much Love, Roxy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a darling pillow. It looks so pretty on the couch. You make it all seem so easy. Love your creative thoughts. Have a lovely week. xo

TexWisGirl said...

very cute.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

The red heart pillow and the rooster one look wonderful on the sofa and looks like a cozy place to sit and rest.
amazing what you can do with a touch of red paint.
Have a happy week

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the heart painted red and I love the rooster pillow too.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend, this Pillow painting is wonderful ! I love it!
Wishing you a great week, filled with blessings and joy,
Love and hugs, Claudia xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You did a great job painting over the pillow Celestina.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Conniecrafter said...

Isn't it wonderful when something better comes along after you think you lost out, you did a fantastic job on this and it looks just perfect in your setting there, glad it all worked out for you!!

Sylvia said...

It turned out so nice, I really love it!

Denise said...

really love it.

Dorthe said...

You are so clever, dear, and the pillow looks much more beautiful, now with the red heart, I love the other one ,much, too.
You are ready for Valentines ,lol.
Hug from Dorthe

Stephanie said...

It's always a JOY to see you at Roses of Inspiration. Thank you for sharing this lovely post, sweet friend. Love and hugs!

Rue said...

It was serendipity, Celestina! I can't believe you found the same pillow, but with a different color heart. I like the red better too :)

I loved all the changes to your bedroom as well. That fabric is beautiful.

I hope you're enjoying the New Year, my friend. It certainly seems so :)

hugs to you,

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That looks great! I love painting on fabric.

Art and Sand said...

I love how you made the pillow exactly what you wanted.

I have been thinking about making a Valentine pillow, but I have to finish redecorating from Christmas decor before I allow myself to sew.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Girl, you're just so smart! I love the pillow and it's 100 times prettier with the red heart! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Celestina, what a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial. I've often passed by something similar because the colors were not of my choosing. Now I can do something about it!

Kerri said...

I love that deep red color, and it looks great on the pillow. Looks better than the tan, hearts are supposed to be red right?!! :) I hope you're having a blessed week!


decorayadora said...

Hi dear Celestina !' Que bonito quedo ese cojín me encanta esa frase .,

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your pillow turned out beautiful, Celeste, and it looks darling in your pretty room. Aren't you clever for painting it! I have never tried fabric painting, but you have given a great tutorial - thank you! Blessings, xo Karen

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pillow! Such a lucky score too...I love it when that happens! Thank you for the tips. I never painted with fabric paint before. Love that red color. Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love how you painted the heart on the pillow red. It is beautiful! I love pillows! I have them everywhere! Happy Wednesday. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Love it! I've never thought to paint a change onto a pillow... great idea! Your heart pillow looks so good on your couch! Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

Daniela said...

Your pillows have become truly gorgeous, you've made such a wonderful work, darling Celestina !
Thank you for sharing this amazings ideas of yours,
have a joyous Wednesday,
sending much love

Jill said...

That pillow looks amazing! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You are so smart! I love it!

quakerhillfarm said...

How cute is that! What a change in the look and what creativity! Thanks for sharing.

Brandi said...

Such a clever idea, my friend! I love the pop of color the pillow adds to your sofa.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Love learning new creative ways to do things! Lisa :O)

Ana Love Craft said...

Great work, Celestina! I absolutely love your pillow and red is perfect for hearts!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Unknown said...

Aww...SO cute!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, just dropping in to let you know that this beautiful post will be featured at Roses of Inspiration tomorrow. Love to you!

Debby Ray said...

I love this transformation, Celeste and you did a fabulous job! A little pop of red is always good and it looks so great with the other accessories too!

Sam Newton said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Red Rose Alley said...

Aahh, there's the HOME pillow that you shared in your living room post. It looks even better with the red heart. You did a great job on this, Celestina.

love, ~me

Stacey said...

Celeste, thank you so much for bringing your talent to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. It just makes me happy to have you link up with us. :)

Unknown said...

Love it! Great idea to paint it red! Stopping by from Poofing the Pillows. :)

Laura said...

I love the red heart and it looks perfect with the black letters!
Thank you for joining Thoughts of home on Thursday!

Decor To Adore said...

Now this is what I call pillow perfection!

Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..