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I’ve had these burlap pillows from IKEA for a few years now and they were always a little too yellowish for me.
So, I washed them several times in very hot water. That worked like a charm! They were soft and faded, exactly how I wanted them.
The front of the pillows is a black zipper.
The back is plain burlap.
I needed to add a little more character to the pillows, so I thought I’d add some black letter, similar to a coffee sack.
I used giant paper stencils to create this look.
Similar to these –
And simple black craft paint.
I liked that the stencils where giant sized an took up much of the fabric space.
I taped each letter down with painters tape.
I used a stencil brush to pounce the paint onto the fabric.
That’s it. I left some spots with less paint then others so that it looked slightly weathered.
I searched pinterest for some other ideas you could use for your farmhouse styles pillows.