Creating Simply Lovely Pillows

Lovely Pillows
I’ve taken a small break from posting this past week and I’m back with more design ideas for you to enjoy.
Today I would like to share my embellished pillows with you.
I’m always designing somewhere in the house with pillows. Pillows are my number one “go to” for easy decorating. My philosophy is, the more the better when it comes to pillows. They add texture, color, balance and interest to a space, as well as warmth.

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I’m sharing the pillows I had purchased at a popular home decorating store awhile ago. They were a little plain and I wanted to make them more charming.
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I found this chandelier stencil and decided to paint the pillows with the design.
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It was very easy to do with the right tools. I taped the stencil onto the pillow and painted the chandelier image with sponge pouncers. I had a few different sizes to use that made the job very easy. I mixed white and cream colored acrylic paint together and took my time applying (dabbing) the paint, being careful not to have it bleed under the stencil.
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The process went pretty quick and the image looked great on the pillow. I touched it up with more of the white acrylic paint using a small size paint brush.
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I wanted to embellish the pillows a bit more and sewed on (tacked) crystal beaded chandelier chain for a realistic effect and prettier appearance.
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It worked perfectly!
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The pillows are now lovely and very charming!
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Now, where to place them?
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I found the perfect place for one of them in my front foyer. I used one of the armed chairs from the dining room in the foyer and placed the chandelier pillow on it to make it more decorative. Perfect!
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The other chandelier pillow is on another armed dining room chair, actually in the dining room. The two spaces are right off of each other in my home and the pillows with the chandelier theme fits flawlessly.
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A little bling in ones environment can never hurt.
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I hope you enjoyed my “Creating Simply Lovely Pillows” post!
Feel free to pin my design idea onto your Pinterest boards.
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Coastal Charm

Rustic and Refined

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  1. Good afternoon LuAnn, I must say, what fabulous pillows you have created, the addition of jewels is a beautiful addition to the popular chandelier design!

    Thank you for visiting to share your lovely blog, I always love to see what you have going on.You have such a beautiful home.

    Wishing you a great weekend!

  2. OMGoodness…Delightful Pillows! I have so many beautiful pieces of crystal jewelry but never would have thought of doing that! One reason I LOVE blogging! Really turned out great! Have a blessed Memorial weekend, Cindy

    1. Hi Marigene! I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. I’m happy you enjoyed my pillows. I actually found the idea about 3 years ago in a magazine and decided to make it my way. Isn’t that what design is about? Reinventing ideas to fit your own style and tastes.
      Have a lovely week!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  3. So pretty and so creative! I love the beads that add so much to the design. I just started stenciling again and you have inspired me to embellish too!

    1. Hi AnnMarie! Thanks for your lovely comments. I’m happy I was able to inspire you to embellish. I love to add bling to items when ever I can! It’s the little touches that make such a difference in design.
      Happy Wednesday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  4. Simply divine! I adore the crystal embellishment…leave it to you to add the perfect finishing touch.

    1. Hi Bobbi! I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend! I love using embellishments when and where ever I can. A little bling in ones space is always nice.
      Have a lovely week!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  5. LuAnn, these are so elegant and I love the added bling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. LuAnn – I absolutely loved these pillows but no surprise – I always love the things on your site. I have featured these on my Tuesday Treasures. Stop by and take a look! Thanks you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Hope to see you at the party tonight!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful!!! You did a great job!
    where would a person look for the strands of crystals????
    Many thanks for any info, and have a great weekend.
    Be blessed,

  8. I completely agree, LuAnn, a little bling never hurt anyone – and I love your gorgeous pillows! This is such a fun project and your tutorial is so helpful. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. (Loved the photos of your front foyer as well – it’s beautiful!)

    1. Hi April! Thank you so much for the lovely feature! Your parties are always a pleasure to link too. Thanks for hosting.
      Have a lovely week and birthday on Friday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  9. Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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