Most people, upon hearing the word - leftovers - would assume this post will be about food.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I do not cook which is why I have time for projects.
In this case, leftovers refers to a bag filled with leftover canvas.
Steve stretches his own canvas and there are always bits and pieces left over.
Earlier in the summer, I used some of his scraps to make a rug for my porch.
I love the textures of the different grades of canvas he uses, so I washed everything and put them into a bag for future projects.
This is my last full week of summer vacation, so yesterday I rose early, with plans to accomplish a few things on my list.
I saw this pillow last Friday in Laguna Beach and knew that I could make something similar.
I dug out some canvas, masked the stripes and then looked for stencils.
I know I have some.
But, I didn't find them.
Instead, I found these alphabet magnets I purchased for my classroom at the Dollar Store.
I love the font.
I traced around the letters and liked how it was looking
so I began another pillow at the same time
Left over Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was used for the stripes and words.
The finished products were on my sofa 5 hours after they were started.
I didn't have any zippers so to keep this project "no cost", I finished one pillow off with ties
and the other off with buttons.
The total cost:
canvas - $0
paint - $0
pillow inserts - $0
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