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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Dropcloth and a Sharpie

A dropcloth and a sharpie pen...each one by itself is practical and ho-hum.
However, marry the two and you get something pretty fabulous in home decor
{cheap too}

Yes, you can make some pretty cool pillows and you don't even need a printer, transfer paper, or citra-solv.

Just a sharpie marker and your imagination.
The sky is the limit!

I took the existing throw pillows on my sofa that I had made last year with a dropcloth and I simply flipped them over to the blank side. 
I whipped out my sharpie and drew on them - gasp!  Yes, I drew on my pillow covers with a black permanent marker!

Now I have some cool Halloween inspired pillows that I will just flip back over at Christmas time.  The other side is a red striped faux grain sack.

Thanks for visiting and happy Wednesday!

xo and God Bless,


Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Finally an idea that I can try! Love the simpleness of it!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Great idea!!

Donna W said...

What a terrific idea! Who would have thought Sharpie's could look so good?!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Such a great idea! Love the crows and I love using drop cloth material, it is the perfect fabric


It's All Connected said...

Love the idea of double siding the pillows! Gotta love a Sharpie. ` Maureen

Karen Valentine said...

Love your pillows. They are simple and perfect. I also really like the sweet pumpkin in the urn. It's a great pic!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a great idea, Kathleen! Simple and looks wonderful!

BECKY said...

Awesome idea and lovely pillows! I must start experimenting with drop cloth!! Maybe some curtains for my studio! Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up to Blissful Whites Wednesday!

Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

must love junk said...

Oh, these pillows are so fun!! I just found your blog, and I love it! I'm now following, and would love you to visit :)