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???


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

  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!


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

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

  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.

  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.


  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.

  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!!

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

    Kelly, herringbone lane

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

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

  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:
    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!

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

  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!

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



  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!

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

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