Adding Farmhouse Charm with Stencils {Grain Sack Pillow}

For months I’ve been slowly adding more farmhouse charm to my kitchen and breakfast nook.  And, as always, I try to do it on a budget.

farmhouse table makeover

So, when my friend, Angie from Knick of Time, asked me if I’d like to try a stencil from her new line of farmhouse stencil designs it was a no-brainer.

After all, her line is filled with great farmhouse designs and I knew they could be just the ticket to help me with an idea that was already brewing in my mind.

farmhouse breakfast nook

Contrary to my husband’s opinion, I think our home can always use a new pillow.  And I was dreaming about adding a cute grain sack pillow to this space.

farmhouse pillows

I chose this simple, perfectly farmhouse Milk and Cream Co. stencil for my pillow. 

milk and cream co stencil I used some fabric I already had (it was a remnant I purchased a long time ago for just a few dollars) and used a dark gray craft paint for the stencil. (I didn’t use fabric paint since I don’t plan to launder the pillow.) 

On a hard, flat surface I taped the stencil to the fabric so it wouldn’t move while applying the paint. I used a round, flat stenciling brush and applied it by “tapping” the fabric with the brush so it’s unevenly applied. 

how to stencil

When the paint dried, I quickly sewed it together, inserted the pillow form, stitched the opening and I was done.  (I shared how I make my pillows in this post.)  

faux grain sack pillow milk and cream

I love how this pillow turned out and I adore this simple farmhouse design!  It’s exactly what I had in mind for this space.  Now if only I had a cute little window seat so I could have a zillion more pillows! haha

Angie’s stencils are reasonably priced and can be used over and over (I am working on another craft using the same stencil which I will share soon).  You can see all of Angie’s stencils here.

Knick of Time stencils

I love projects that are simple, quick and turn out even better than I had hoped!


On a different note, my home is being featured over at Southern Hospitality today, so I’d love it if you would stop by and pay Rhoda a visit! Rhoda is a bHome blogger (just like me!) and is a talented decorator and is so sweet and kind! She really lives up to her blog name — so if you don’t know Rhoda already, you really need to visit her blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. My kiddos go back to school on Monday and I’ll be getting back in to a more regular blogging schedule.

Have a wonderful weekend!

**I was provided the Knick of Time stencil to use for my project but all opinions are entirely my own!

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19 Responses to Adding Farmhouse Charm with Stencils {Grain Sack Pillow}

  1. What a cute stencil and the pillow is just beautiful in the room!!!
    Have a great weekend Julie!

  2. Kim C says:

    Very Cute project! Love the farmhouse charm and simplicity! (need to add cute pillows to my list!)
    Did you do the cute calf paintings or buy them? I love those too!

    • Julie Julie says:

      Thank you, Kim! I bought the painting at a local boutique — wish I were talented enough to paint them, though! haha Have a wonderful day!

  3. Lauren says:

    Loving all of the farmhouse charm that you have added to the room and that pillow is perfect, I need to try stenciling! I totally agree with you that you can never have too many pillows!

  4. Angie Chavez says:

    Julie, it turned out so pretty – especially with the weave in the fabric. Love it! Thanks for sharing your project about Vintage Sign Stencils. I really appreciate it.


  5. Carol says:

    That is so sweet, Julie! I have the same opinion about pillows that you do, and my hubby is definitely more like yours!

  6. That’s really cute Julie. 🙂

  7. Your pillow really caught my eye because I think I just won that stencil from a contest Angie was sponsoring! Your pillow turned out really cute!

    • Julie Julie says:

      How great that you won that stencil! I love it and I used it for another project I’ll be sharing soon — so many possibilities! Thanks for stopping by!

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