Monday, March 28, 2011

A lyrical pillow .......... well, um, wall art

Last week on one of the blogs I've started reading, Miss Mustard Seed, she made a pillow decorated with lines from a poem she enjoyed.  I thought it would be fun to make a pillow with the lyrics to a song Brian and I really like, "Such Great Heights" by the Postal Service.  (It was almost our First Dance song at our wedding but both of us aren't really dancers and we didn't want to look like fools.........so we chose a slow song so we only had to sway a bit!  Anyway, back to the story).

Well, I had the intent to make a pillow but after I got through the first few steps I thought maybe I'd just make it a wall hanging and not worry about the sewing part!

So, I basically followed the guidelines she had on her post.  I really loved the font she used so I found a similar one online, found the lyrics I wanted, enlarged the font to what I needed, printed it out, then cut and taped it to the right dimensions for my fabric:


I didn't have a fancy light box like the one she had on her blog, so I used the old "hold it up to a window" method to trace the lyrics onto the fabric with a pencil.  I then chose a fabric paint in "midnight blue" and got to work painting the lyrics.  I don't know if it is just me, but this took me quite a while! 


And here's the finished product, it almost looks like embroidery:


I then stuck it in a frame and hung it on the wall over our bed.  Here you can see it flanked by two black and white photos of us. 


Here's closer up:


And another angle :o)


So there you have it.  Our bedroom is finally coming together!

4 comments:

Pamela said...

I love it!!! It's beautiful and WOW do you have a steady hand, even if I traced it and then painted over like you there's no wayyyy I could have gotten it to look as great as you.

Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

Dinora Arias said...

I love the color of your room? what's the name of it and brand please?... I really like that shade :D

Dinora @ dinoraarias85@gmail.com

Dinora Arias said...

I love the color of your room? what's the name of it and brand please?... I really like that shade :D

Dinora @ dinoraarias85@gmail.com

Linda said...

Hi Dinora!
The color is "Geyser" from Martha Stewart paints. They no longer sell the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot but they still have the paint samples so they can mix it up in another brand of paint.
Hope that helps!
Linda

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