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Monday, March 26, 2012

Do you love Numbers?

I love numbers.  I love the way they look, they are so graphic, especially in black and white.  Now don't get me wrong I don't love numbers like an accountant might love numbers, I just love the way they look.  Kind of goofy, huh?  So I saw this post from one of the blogs I am following called A Thoughtful Place and had to try this out.  I  bought some pillow covers from Ikea and got to work on my computer.  I figured out what font I wanted and then changed their size to "huge".  I printed them on cardstock and proceeded to cut them out.  I then traced them onto the pillow covers with a pencil.  I found that on the second pillow cover I could skip this step and immediately trace the number with a skinny sharpie.  Then I filled it in with a thick black sharpie (kind of stinkie)  and then used fabric paint and painted over the entire black area of the number.  I was very pleased with the end result and so easy peasy!

The inspiration: These were from Pottery Barn a long time ago...


These are the Ikea pillow covers...


My numbers ready to cut out...


The number "2" just finished painting...


Pillow number 2 done...


Pillow number 3 done...


And both pillows together...





I don't have any good reason why I did the numbers 2 & 3 other then I like the way these numbers look.
What do you think, are you a number person???

xoxo

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18 comments:

  1. Your pillows look so pretty! Very, very nice!

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  2. Very cute! I've done the iron on transfer on the Ikea pillow covers, but haven't ever painted anything on. I may have to try it after seeing how fabulous yours look!

    Pam

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  3. Love love LOVE the pictures and the idea! I will have to try it sometime! I love numbers!
    -H

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  4. Love those numbers!! What font did you use?

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  5. Love LOVE how your pillows turned out! I just bought material to make a monogram pillow. I can't wait to make it now. Such a classy look.

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  6. Gorgeous! I love them and am totally a numbers person. I was thinking I need to get some number pillows for my couch. These would be great, thanks for sharing.

    Emily
    busychickadees.com

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  7. I'm very impressed! Your pillows look just as good as the Pottery Barn ones! I love them. You made it sound so easy. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to remember this one. Found you on Wow-us-Wednesdays.

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  8. Your pillows look great!!! I recently painted some pillows too....I made my pillow covers out of painter's dropcloth and stenciled a fleur de lis on them....I posted mine on WOW us Wednesday too!!

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  9. Just popped over from Shabby Nest. These are beautiful, I completely adore them!

    Kelly, herringbone lane

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  10. Love these number pillows! Super cute! We are your newest followers...would love if you would stop by and visit us at shabbygals.blogspot.com!

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  11. I would love to make those with my house numbers to put on my front porch swing!

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  12. Okay, I can't get over how professional these turned out!!! Kudos to you on such a great job.
    I put my PB number 1 and 2 on some red checked chairs, if you'd like to check it out:
    http://thehouseofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/04/wednesdays-with-my-mom-andsomething-fun.html
    Then, if you go to home, I posted about a new little piece of furniture in my Studio/Workspace today.
    Anyway...job well done!!
    Happy Spring!
    M.L.

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  13. I think these are so fun and you did a really great job. I love numbers too.

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  14. looks great! and i love the idea of using Ikea pillow covers ~ knowing Ikea they were probally inexpensive , really saves time of making your own pillows! thanks for sharing!

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  15. Those are just fabulous! Seriously, love, love, love them! I'm a bit number nutty too ...

    :)

    Linda

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  16. Totally a numbers and typography person!!!! Love the pillows - gives me hope as I bought some at Homesense (Canadian Homegoods) and they're wearing out. Now I can make some new ones!
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

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  17. love these. so simple and pure and graphic-licious!

    hope you'll visit soon--a great giveaway hapenning:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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