Guest Post: Update You Pillows by Stenciling with Southern Lovely

Well hello there! I’m excited to be sharing at Marissa’s lovely blog.  I enjoy all the wonderful ideas that are created here!

 I’m Lindsay, a busy mom of three; the blog author of Southern Lovely. Over at my place you will find a variety of creations.  I love a good DIY, painting or sewing project.

I usually do my best work after the kids have gone to bed. :)

And I love meeting new friends, so feel free to stop by & say hi. :)

Today I am going to share an easy way to dress up an old pillow.

My front room was in need of a change.  I had the same pillows for the past several years, so I knew that would be a great way to add color; spruce things up.

I could have easily purchased a new pillow for the space, but I decided to try stenciling my own.

I picked up a Martha Stewart Stencil kit, green paint & a roller from Michaels–using coupons of course. :)

The stencil kit came with several other stencils, which I can’t wait to use.

I actually used Marissa’s tutorial for recovering a pillow, since she did such an awesome job explaining it.

To get started, I cut my fabric for the pillow cover.

I used the pillow I was recovering as my size guide.

I taped the stencil to the fabric, and lightly painted.

With stenciling, always remember that less is more. :)

After it dried, I ironed over the stencil to make it set.

Yep, it’s really that easy. Why have I not stenciled more until now??

I stitched my fabric pieces together; created this cover.

And there you have it!

An easy way to freshen up an old pillow & add color to any room.

Thanks so much for having me here today, Marissa! 



  1. Thank you for having me here today! I enjoyed invading your space for the day. :)

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