Painted “Grain Sack” Pillow Covers

If you follow me (and I hope you do!), you’ve seen these pillows popping up around my house…  I really wanted to lighten things up for the summer, and these pillows were just the key!   Plus, with a new baby in our house, quick projects are all I have time for right now… and I know you’re going to love this easy one as much as I do!

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I started with these pillow covers from Ikea.  At $4 each, you really can’t go wrong.  I’ve also made my own envelope pillows from drop cloth in the past (even more affordable!), but you can hardly beat $4 and zero sewing. :)

Find out how to make beautiful "grain sack" pillow covers for just $4 at maisondepax.com! #paint #diy #ikea #hack

This was my first time to use Country Chic Paint on fabric, and I loved the result: durable and beautiful.

Find out how to make beautiful "grain sack" pillow covers for just $4 at maisondepax.com! #paint #diy #ikea #hack

And, as I said, these grain sack pillows took mere minutes to make.  I started with painter’s tape.  Be sure to press the edges down firmly to avoid bleeding.  I also put some scrap paper in the pillow cover to avoid bleeding through to the back.  I then dampened my brush in water slightly (so the paint wouldn’t be too thick – I didn’t want it to feel crusty on the pillows) and painted Hurricane with a sponge brush.  Be sure to remove the tape while the paint is still wet to achieve a crisp edge.  After it dries (which only takes 15 minutes or so), you can make new lines, as desired.

Find out how to make beautiful "grain sack" pillow covers for just $4 at maisondepax.com! #paint #diy #ikea #hack

Warning: Don’t wet your brush too much.  Make it barely damp (blot on paper towel, as needed)… Too much water and the paint will bleed under your tape, like it did here.  Oops!  Thankfully, I just made this the back side, and I’m sure no one but me will even know. 😉

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I had fun being creative with my designs.  Here I did a double stripe… Real grain sacks have so much variety!

Find out how to make beautiful "grain sack" pillow covers for just $4 at maisondepax.com! #paint #diy #ikea #hack

And I love how they turned out.  I used them to lighten up my living room for summer.

Find out how to make beautiful "grain sack" pillow covers for just $4 at maisondepax.com! #paint #diy #ikea #hack

And I enjoyed them on my guest room bed in our whitewashed attic.

Find out how to make beautiful "grain sack" pillow covers for just $4 at maisondepax.com! #paint #diy #ikea #hack

I can’t decide where they’ll land permanently, but for $4 each, I love the light they bring to any space!

Disclaimer: As a part of the Country Chic Paint blogger squad, I do receive compensation in the form of goods and products from Country Chic Paint, but, as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

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  1. love these!!!! pinned!

  2. I love these so much! Great idea. Where is the chair from in your first picture? It’s just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      I’m so glad you like them, Nicole! The chair is from Restoration Hardware. It was my special splurge when we moved into our new house. :)

  3. Looks awesome, girl!! I love me some grain sack anything too!
    Hugs,
    Jamie

  4. Wht is the paint color in your living room? I know you have it somewhere and i looked all over for it…..love it!

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