I was gifted a couple of Paint-A-Pillow sets and wanted to share my experience with you.
I was given the opportunity to review the fun new product, Paint-A-Pillow.
Paint-A-Pillow is a kit that gives you everything you need to paint your own pillow: Pillow cover, pillow insert, stencil, paint, stencil brush, paint tray, paint roller, paint stirrer, instructions, test stencil, and test fabric. You can also buy additional paint, brushes, and embellishments if you want. I ordered some additional paint colors, brushes and studs as well as an extra pillow cover and pillow insert.
The Paint-A-Pillow kit includes easy-to-follow instructions AND pictures.
For my first pillow, I used the instructions for the multi-color stenciling.
But before I started painting my pillow, I used my (adorable!) test stencil and fabric.
I used the brush to test it out since I was going to use a brush for my stencil – because of all my colors. (A roller is great when you’re using one color. More on that later!) Basically, you just dab with the brush in up and down motion. Don’t go crazy on the paint because less is more!
I have to admit. I was shocked at how easy it was! (I was a little worried that I may screw up the test sample. But seriously, it was EASY!)
Now armed with confidence, I decided to go for it! It’s recommended that you go from light to dark colors. I began with neutral gray.
And I just kept going…
The stencil is held in place with these metal prongs. It’s amazing. Your stencil doesn’t move.
Once you’re done painting, you let it dry. Then you can loosen the prongs and remove the stencil.
The pillow cover comes with a cardboard insert. Since I wanted to add some brass studs, I left the cardboard in. I just used my thumb to press the brackets through the fabric and onto the cardboard.
The smaller studs required a little extra help. I used the paint bottle to push them through.
Once I had all my studs in place, I carefully pulled them away from the cardboard and removed the cardboard. Then, I turned the pillowcase inside out and used the end of a pen to bend the brackets.
I had completed my first pillow!
I washed the stencil – which was really easy to clean. And I began a second pillow. This time I used the natural cover (instead of the white). The first pillow was designed around my office, and this pillow was going to go in my family room. I used the roller and rolled the entire stencil in white. This pillowcase was a neutral color, so I thought it would be pretty (and work well in my family room decor!) to create a muted neutral design using only white and gray paint. Since white is so light, I painted the entire pillow in white first. (And it was SO fast!)
After I painted the white, I started painting over some of the white with the neutral gray. After my success with the first pillow, I got braver and decided to try an ombre look on the outer right with gray and white. I added the neutral gray to the outer edge of the last right.
Then I mixed the white and neutral gray and added this to the center of the outer right – leaving the inside of the outer right white.
I decided not to embellish this pillow. And although completely different from my first design, I loved it!
After the paint is dry (and before you add embellishments), you can set your paint with an iron. I definitely would recommend this. I have kids. These pillows will get dirty and some point and need to be washed.
I love the versatility. I had one stencil and created two completely different (and unique) looks for my home! Go create something!
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56 thoughts on “Paint-A-Pillow”
Love, love, love this idea and your pillows! This solves so many issues I have with matching a room. Hooray!
Thanks for entering the giveaway, Beth! I hope you win – I’d love to see what you would come up with…
These turned out great! Would love to make one for my family room.
What a fabulous concept….this is right up my alley! Your pillows turned out adorable….and I love how you added the studs. They served as the perfect embellishment. I definitely have to check this company out 🙂 If I were to create a pillow for a certain room, it would either be the new nursery for baby #2 (arriving in July) or our master bedroom! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Mel! It is up your alley – good luck and thanks for the comment!
Love this!! I would make a cute pillow for my room!! <3 Love these!!!!
I was just thinking I needed new living room pillows!
I’d design a pillow for my bedroom. I love this concept!
Sara I love this! So fun. I’d love to make one for our nursery!
It would be perfect for my bedroom!
The living room! Thanks
I would paint pillows for my living room!
My living room needs new pillows. Yours are simply stunning. I love both colorways. Thanks for the chance.
This concept really gets me excited! I’d design a pillow for my daughter who lives in a very cool loft apartment that used to be a warehouse. She’d love one!
I would design it for our living room.
I have wanted to try this forever. I would put these in my Living Room and then maybe I would be inspired to redo the whole room. It needs a makeover.
I am dying for a couple of cute pillows that match my living room–it would be AMAZING to paint my own!!!
For my daughters room she loves this!!!!!
I would do one for my daughter’s bedroom!
Our living room has been getting a makeover and something like this would be fabulous!
I would design a pillow for my living room.
What a awesome idea, wish I had thought of it first..lol.. I absolutely love all the designs and would love to make one for my familyroom.
How fun! I’d love to do one for my den.
Beautiful job! I’d like to do this for my living room. (If this is a dupe comment, please forgive me-I lost my connection as I tried to post!)
I just see one comment – thanks Nornee!
Very cool! I’d love to do this for the living room, or the guest room. There are so many fun stencil options!
This would be so fun to give as a housewarming gift!
I would totally use these for the living room in our new house!
I would give this kit to my daughter, so it would probably end up in her room. She would LOVE to do this.
Sara, one of these days when she is bored and restless I am sending her to you to learn something new and creative. 🙂
Love Love this kits
These are beautiful!!!
I’d do a pillow for my living room. I wonder how this would go creating a template with freezer paper to achieve something similar? Probably too hard to be as intricate though!
I just love how the pillows look and the stenciled walls! I want this pillow design in the master bedroom.
I would design it for the lone chair in our bedroom. I think a pop of color would do some good!
I would design a pillow for my boyfriend’s new apartment. He needs a little help in the decorating department (currently his place looks a little like dorm room version 2.0 haha!) and some new pillows would be a great way to add some color. Since he can’t paint the walls…I decided to paint everything else! 🙂
My pillow would be for the living room!
I love the design and colors you chose. I don’t know if I’d have that much patience though, I think I’d have to limit it to 1 or two colors. I’d love to be able to do a pillow for my bedroom.
My living room so everyone could see it!!!!
What a fun idea! Would love this!
I am on a pillow binge right now… would do a pillow for our basement!
Super cute. I would love to design a pillow for my bedroom
I would love this for my family room in shades of blue!!!
i would love to make a pillow for my craft room!
Beautiful! I love the pillow colors you did!
I’d make it for our sunroom that hopefully will be getting some reupholstery on the furniture too.
I would do a pillow for my guest room.
love this! Definitely checking them out on line 🙂
I would design a pillow for my bedroom. Thanks! This kit looks fabulous!
I would design the pillow for my living room.
I think i need a set pillow like that. i never have seen the pilow before, that a good idea to change a little but give your self big happyness
Fun pillows do add a bit of happiness, don’t they?!