Are you as obsessed as I am about this new Royal baby due soon? I think Meghan (Markle) Windsor is such a breath of fresh air for the Royal family. She and Prince Harry are an adorable couple. And, I think they are going to make great parents, too.
When wanting to add a few more touches to the not-so-new-anymore guest room, I thought, “Don’t guests want to feel like royalty while visiting?”
Well, I can’t deliver Buckingham Palace by any means, but, those extra touches can make someone feel special as your guest.
I wanted another set of pillows that would pull out the citron color in the velvet chair and pillow. After looking everywhere with no luck, I decided to make my own, with a royal flair, of course.
Hobby Lobby has all their pillows, pillow covers and pillow inserts on sale now, so I went for it. I printed out a queen silhouette from Google Images. I also bought some acrylic paint to mix and match the citron color.I first cut out the silhouette and taped it to the pillow covers.For two pillows, I definitely would recommend measuring where to place the pattern to make sure they match. Also, I would recommend placing a piece of cardboard or thick piece of paper inside the cover. This prevents the paint from bleeding through.
I then mixed the two acrylic paints to match the citron velvet pillow.I then sponged the paint around the edge of the pattern.And finally, I sponged paint to fill in the whole silhouette.I did this for both pillow covers and allowed to dry.I removed the patterns when dry and place pillow inserts inside.You could definitely do any number of patterns on your pillows….your kids silhouettes, a dog breed (Rodrigue’s Blue Dog would be cool), an animal print like cheetah or zebra, or you name it.I think it adds just a little extra vavoom to the room!
The project was really inexpensive but looks like I spent a lot more.
How do you make guests feel special? Would love for you to share!