*Thanks to Paint-a-Pillow for sponsoring this post. I received a pillow kit, paints and a pillow cover in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.
Welcome to the final week of the Curb Appeal Blog Hop! For the best few weeks, a few blogging friends and I have been working to improve our homes’ curb appeal. It’s been hard work, but we are all happy to share our final results today! I can’t believe how much we have all accomplished.
When I started out with my curb appeal project, the garden area to one side of my home’s driveway was basically just a pile of wood chips. It once was filled with bushes planted there by our home’s builder, but everything that was planted there died! I subsequently planted some bulbs of my own and a hydrangea bush there, but almost everything I planted there died as well. The below photo shows what the area looked like before my curb appeal project.
To give the garden area a purpose and some personality, I built a DIY garden bench out of cinder blocks and wood, added some container gardens, a DIY crate side table and some solar landscape lights. This is what my front yard garden area looked like at last week’s curb appeal reveal:
My family and I have already have been enjoying our new and improved garden space! The area is the perfect spot to enjoy a cool drink on a hot day, or to read a book in the shade of the nearby tree!
DIY Pillows from Paint-a-Pillow
For my final curb appeal project, I decided to make some pillows to add to my DIY garden seating area. For while I love how my DIY wood and cinder block bench came out, it could use something soft, like a few pillows! To make my pillows, I used a stenciling pillow kit from Paint-a-Pillow. Paint-a-Pillow offers pillow kits that comes with everything you need — a pillow cover, pillow insert, pillow stencil, stenciling frame, pillow paint, mini paint roller and stencil brush — to create beautiful, hand-stenciled pillows in a variety of designs. All my supplies were shipped to me in one convenient box by Paint-a-Pillow.
Stenciling my pillows was fun and didn’t take very long! I set up my work space outside on a folding table covered in newspaper. Painting outside made for a very easy cleanup!
I chose the dahlia blossom stencil pattern from Paint-a-Pillow. I really like how my DIY stenciled pillows came out! I think they look great on the bench!
The pillows make my DIY outdoor garden seating area a much more cozy and welcoming place.
I am really happy with how my DIY garden seating area turned out!
Did you miss previous posts in this Curb Appeal Blog Hop Series? I am sharing them below if you want to see how I tackled my project from start to finish!
Front Yard Curb Appeal
Please check out my blogging friends’ Curb Appeal Blog Hop 2016 posts! Follow along with the hashtag #curbappealbloghop.
Simple Nature Decor Blog | Seeking Lavender Lane | The Deans List | Curly Crafty Mom | My Life From Home | Lehman Lane | Knock it Off Kim | Paint Yourself A Smile | A Designer at Home | Our House Now a Home
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