Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Decorating my home: pillows

Here is my first project for the house. My MIL gave my 3 pillows that she was no longer using. I took her covers off and added new ones to match what will be my decor in the new house. I still have more pillows to cover, but I figured I'd start here.

We are kind of going with yellow, blue and gray in the living room area. I covered these the really simple way. I cut 2 pieces, the same sizes (one inch bigger than my pillows all around; 1/2 in. seam allowance) and sewed them right sides together on 3 of the 4 sides. On one side I left it mainly opened, stuffed the pillow in, then used my sewing machine to sew the last side up. This is probably the quickest, easiest, fastest way. And I'm all about that :)

I spotted these 2 fabrics at Hobby Lobby a few months ago in the remnant section. I took a picture of the tags. I paid $4.04 for the chevron and $2.77 for the polka dot. My total for the project was $6.81. Not bad! Of course I did have the pillow forms, so that was a big savings. I'm glad I grabbed them. With fabric if you see it and love it, you have to buy it! You don't know if it will be there again! Especially on remnants. I didn't even know when we would find a house, but now I'm sure glad I grabbed them!

While I was taking these pics, I saw something fun. Can you see it in the picture? I took like 5 pics and this is the only one where you can see it :)

A hummingbird was flying literally 2 feet from me! I've never had one stay that close ever. Kinda fun. Actually there were 2. They were sipping on some nectar from all of my mom's pots.

I really like how quickly recovering pillows can change up a whole room. It's pretty simple and inexpensive too. There are a million tutorials out there of how to do all different kinds of pillows, including no sew.

More projects to come!

P.S. For any of you that shop at Joann Fabric, I learned a new tip! I was looking on their website and found some home decor fabric I like. It was 60% off, but I wasn't sure if that was the price in store as well. I called and they said it isn't, but if I print off the picture with the price, they will match it! I had no idea. Cool!

1 comment:

Christine said...

LOVE them! can't wait to see the entire house :)