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Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow

So, I finally have my OWN Silhouette Machine!  My first project for it was a stenciled pillow.  I just love these Pottery Barn pillows but I will never own one because they are too rich for my blood!

That’s where my Silhouette comes in handy:)

I purchased this pillow at Target for $17.00

I used contact paper to cut this pretty butterfly stencil.

Then, I dry brushed over the stencil using Lamp (Ebony) Black acrylic paint by Americana.

To dry brush, just blot your stencil brush until it has just a bit of paint on it, then brush over the stencil.

After a thin coat of the acrylic paint, I peeled the stencil away.

I followed the same steps to add the middle of the butterfly.  I had to cut two separate stencils to get the butterfly the size I wanted.

Done!  Easy as that:)

I paired my new pillow with these two ruffled pillows I found at Pier 1 when they were 20% off!  I love, love, love my new pillows.  They aren’t an exact match to my first loves but they are exactly the look I wanted at a third of the price!

If you want your own Silhouette machine to play with you can enter our giveaway HERE for your chance to win a FREE machine!

We hope you all have a great Easter Sunday!  Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Matthew 28:5-7

 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

50 Comments

  1. Rachel on April 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Completely inspired! Can’t wait to try this project.

    Found you via Shabby Nest!

  2. Deanna on April 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Absolutely love this!!!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks so much Deanna:)

  3. Brandy J. on April 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspiring blog. I LOVE the pillow!!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks so much Brandy! So happy to have you!

  4. Girl in Pink on April 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Your pillow turned out beautifully! Nice work! I’m off to read about this giveaway you speak of!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

  5. Angie--Bigbearswife on April 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Very Cute pillow. I love pillows in the living room. Im always finding new ones I love

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you Angie;) Pillows really can change the look of a room!

  6. gnee on April 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations, your beautiful pillows made this week’s top hits @singingwithbirds.com. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea with us!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks so much:)))

  7. maggie on April 27, 2011 at 5:59 am

    oooh I luv it, I luv the subtle shading, what size did you cut the stencil?

    I would luv for you to join our celebration party by adding your project into our linking post.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/04/celebrating-your-talent-with-linking.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much Maggie! I don’t know the exact size but it took up the whole piece of contact paper!

  8. Amy Hooper on April 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I love this! I like it even better than the Pottery Barn ones, actually. Man, do I need a Silhouette! I am going to go over to the giveaway now…thanks for sharing your great idea!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much Amy:)))

  9. Bethany Kingma on April 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    CUTE! And thank you for the beautiful Easter passage as well!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you Bethany:)

  10. Amy on April 26, 2011 at 12:34 am

    This looks lovely! I love how simple and sophisticated it looks in just one color. And it looks so fun with the gorgeous ruffle pillows!
    xoxo,
    Amy

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you Amy! I’m in love with the ruffle pillows:)

  11. Doreen @ Redesign by Grace on April 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I love how you used this stencil! I’m now following you with Google Connect. 🙂

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Doreen! Happy to have you!

  12. Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co on April 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    LOVE it!!!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks so much;)

  13. Donna Babylon on April 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    You did a great job! I’ve been getting into silk screening with my new Yudu machine. But this machine looks interesting!

    • Ashley on April 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks so much Donna! It is soooo fun!

  14. Stefanie on April 25, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I just got my silhouette two weeks ago and have not used it because i CANNOT figure it out!! I ma so jealous. I read the instruction videos but it is for the old software, so it is not helpful. I cannot figure out the proper settings for vinyl. URGH. looks great though!!

    http://excusemeatthetableandplease.blogspot.com/

    • Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      I’m sorry Stefanie! Try choosing a thin setting….

  15. Jodi on April 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Cute pillow; those silhouette machines are awesome. I am headed over for the giveaway; I would LOVE to have one! 🙂

    Happy Easter

    Jodi

    • Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks so much Jodi! Good luck:)

  16. Elizabeth Barneson on April 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Hey ladies! I am now following you on twitter! Please put me in the drawing. THANKS!!! 🙂

    • Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for the follow Elizabeth! Click on the link above “here” and comment on the Silhouette giveaway post to enter:)))

  17. marilyn hartsell on April 24, 2011 at 5:22 am

    so cute! i am asking for a silhouette for mothers day – i hope i get one! i have seen so many amazing projects on the blogs i follow –

    • Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much Marilyn! I hope you get one;)

  18. kim torres on April 24, 2011 at 3:48 am

    I’d love to win this machine!!!! Ash and Whit, yall are so talented….I can’t believe we’ve gone from creating tasty sandwiches at Chick-fil-A to cute home decor!!! I <3 yall!

    • Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      LOL! Thanks Kim! Click the link up above and leave a comment on the Silhouette Giveaway post!

  19. Elizabeth on April 24, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I’m usually not one to comment however… YOU are sooo lucky to have that machine! I’m a tad bit jel.. in a non hatin’ way! 😉 your pillow is too cute. Happy Easter 🙂

    • Ashley on April 24, 2011 at 3:19 am

      LOL thank you Elizabeth!

  20. Maureen on April 24, 2011 at 2:55 am

    That looks amazing!!! Reason 56328656 I need a Sillhouette!

    • Ashley on April 24, 2011 at 2:56 am

      Thank you Maureen:))) I LOVE mine…didn’t think I would love it as much as I do though;)

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