Thursday, May 9, 2013

Easy Gold Accent Pillows - Pinterest Challenge

Over the last couple of days I really ummed and ahhed over whether or not I would join in for this round of the Pinterest Challenge. I really didn't want to miss it because I haven't missed one yet, but time (and my budget) seemed to be working against me. In the end I decided to challenge myself to see what I could make without spending any money (just like I did for the first challenge).




I'm happy to say I did!!




My cushions on my couch have been looking less than impressive lately. The few I had left on there were stained and mismatched... New cushions were well overdue, so I raided my fabric and paint stashes and came up with two new pillows.

It's no secret that I love the combination of gold and white, so inspired by these pins I decided to whip up a couple of gorgeous gold accent pillows.

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Both pillows were super easy and I made them both in just over an hour(plus drying time for the paint).

To make the colour blocked pillow I cut out four pieces of fabric, a 40cm x 40cm piece for the front, two smaller pieces to make up the envelope closure on the back, and a piece of gold lame 1/3 the size of the front piece.










When it came time to make the gold striped pillow I tried out a few different gold paints that I had, the only one that gave me the metallic look I was after was a can of spray paint that I had left over from another project. I taped off the front piece of the cushion with painters tape (using extra bits of tape to make sure my lines were spaced evenly), then sprayed the entire thing with the gold paint. Once it was dry I hemmed the overlapping pieces of fabric for the back and sewed it all up. Easy :)


I'm totally in love with how they turned out and so thrilled that this little mini couch makeover cost me absolutely nothing!! Tonight once my boys fall asleep I'm planning on throwing together a few more pillows for my three seater :).



As always don't forget to go and check out the hosts of the Pinterest Challenge (so excited that one of my fave bloggers Emily from Sparkle Meets Pop is co-hosting this time!!) and see what everyone else has been up to.

Pinterest Challenge Hosts - Emily Katie Sherry and Renee

xo Tamsyn

Check out my previous Pinterest Challenge Projects here

Tufted Headboard - TeePee - Jumbo Ruler - Laundry Gallery Wall - Star Chandelier - Birdie Jar



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    1. Thanks so much Laurel, I know you love gold and sparkly just as much as me :)

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  2. Adorable! I love all of your pillows. I think I need to challenge myself to make the LOVE pillow on your sofa! So, so pretty!!

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    1. Glad you like them!! Can't wait to see how your pillow turns out :)

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  3. Oh my goodness!! Seriously gorgeous! So happy to have found you through the YHL link-up.

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  4. Totally love your two pillows. What a great DIY. I am so intrigued by the one you spray painted. I can already tell it will be on my mind for a while :)

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    1. Thanks Katja! I've decided that my next project is going to be the mario wall art, I am so thrilled that I found your blog :)

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  5. Eeek! So cute! I'm all over anything gold. Well done!

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  6. Tamsyn!!!! These pillows are amazing! I think they are my favorite Max & Me pinterest challenge yet! Great job!

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    1. Oh you just made my day!! Thanks lovely xxoo

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  7. HOLY WOW!! Those are gorgeous, Tamsyn!! You're lucky I'm afraid to fly and cross the ocean, because if I wasn't, I would totally come steal those from you! LOVE!! The gold is so pretty!

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    1. Haha you crack me up!! One day, one of us is going to have to make that trip so that we can meet up :)

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  8. Your blog is SO cute and I'm obsessed with those pillows. Following you now! :)

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  9. Popping over from HOH and these gold pillows are fabulous!

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    1. Hi and thank you, I love them too!!

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  10. Love the pillows, Tamsyn!!! So cute!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'm loving all the Mother's Day ideas on your blog at the moment, so many great projects :)

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  11. Love your gold pillows, especially the stripy one :o)

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  12. Love these! I might have to go pick up some gold lame, such a great look!

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    1. Thank you :) I was really iffy on it when I first bought it, I changed my mind half a dozen times and then it sat in my craft room for 6 months. I'm so glad I bought it now, I'm loving it!

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  13. I have been loving gold accessories lately, so those pillows are perfect!

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    1. Me to, I'm practically obsessed!!

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  14. Love the pretty gold band! I like how it was a simple project (to sew) but has a big wow!
    I'm visiting you today from House of Hepworths. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party
    and Friday for Aloha Friday Blog Link Up Party

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll check out your parties this week :)

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  15. ZOMG! I want to steal your pillows! In the nicest way, of course. :) I love how these turned out and am so glad you participated. I totally get what you mean about whether to participate or not, when you've got the streak going. There's definitely no project too big or small.

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    1. Thanks so much Emily, I absolutely loved your project too :)

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  16. Love these! I never think to use gold, but these have me thinking about it. :)

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    1. Gold is my favourite, I use it way too much!!

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  17. Your pillow link caught my eye on HOH, they are gorgeous, you did an amazing job!

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  18. Beautiful! I love when Pinterest Challenge time comes around just to see what you come up with and these are stunning! They have inspired me... making a pillow that includes gold in the very near future! :)

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    1. You are so sweet, I can't wait to see what you come up with xx

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  19. I love the stripy one the best. I'll swap you a cushion for a baby hat :oP

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  20. I've yet to paint fabric (or dye for that matter) and I really want to. Pinning this... maybe it'll be one of my next pinterest challenges. :)

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    1. I would be so excited if it inspired another project!! It was super easy, have fun :)

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  21. I love the idea of spray painting the gold stripes! I will have to give this a try!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Thanks, let me know how it turns out :)

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  22. Gold is my obsession right now, so of course my eyes honed in on this title at the "Watcha Work-Up" linky party. I especially love the spray painted stripes! So fun when you can make your own custom fabric. Job well done with these.

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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    1. It was so much fun Lauren! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  23. The gold accent is just gorgeous!
    - Anjana.

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  24. You are so clever ... its so easy to pin like a crazy lady but to actually make things that are pinned now that is a talent :) Love the gold accents, great job x

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    1. I have to admit, most days of the week I'm just as guilty of pinning far more than I ever make :)

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  25. Love this, very pretty!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: Two Girls and a Party Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks Dana, I'll check it out this week :)

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  26. Hey :) I found you at the crafty blog stalker linky party... I absolutely adore this pillows! So cute!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm completely obsessed with all things gold :)

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  27. Hi! Love your pillows! Just stopping by to let you know you've been featured on my Finding Friday Favorite Finds.
    Be sure to swing by and grab my featured button; you deserve it!

    http://itsalwaysruetten.blogspot.com/2013/05/finding-friday-my-favorite-finds_17.html

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  28. I love these pillows! The Gold is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. You're the best, thanks Katie!! Can't wait to see it :)

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  29. The pillows are darling! I went to Joanne the other day to look for gold fabric without any luck. I'll have to try again with gold lame in mind. How has it held up the past few months? Has it torn or frayed?? I'm super interested about it. Can you tell me what gold spray paint you used? I haven't tried painting fabric, yet! :) Thanks so much!
    Erin

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