Sunday, May 16, 2010

*NEW* pillows

After living in our new house for almost 6 months, I've decided the living room was a little gloomy - it needed some bright colors.
I went to JoAnn's on Saturday morning (was there, actually, before they opened the door).
I worked on my pillows for a long time (cumulatively) on Saturday and then finished them on Sunday after church. Once the first one was done, I had a rhythm and they went relatively fast.
I was using my existing pillows to help cut down on costs.

My couch BEFORE

New Pillows

(has a ruffle on one side - this idea was from THIS tutorial at CHEAP CHIC HOME)

(two flowers on the edge - I think they're a little too far to the edge, but they'll have to do - these flowers were made using THIS tutorial from PINK PAPER PEPPERMINTS and THIS tutorial from THE TIDY NEST)


(I plan on getting some more pillows on here, but that will come with time -and money)

The rocking chair pillow BEFORE

(MZ wouldn't move out of the way)

AFTER pillow

( flower was made using THIS tutorial from MOLLY CHICKEN)

The pillows all have velcro on one end, that way I can take them off and wash them if needs be. (my first time with sewing velcro went nicely)



Coordination Queen said...

Good job girl! They look fabulous!

Christi said...

Those look SO much better! Great job!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Very cute! I have been thinking of doing a pillow redo as well...I just haven't yet! Love the colors!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Pretty colors. They really brighten things up! Pillow redos are my favorite, they can change the look of a room in no time flat. Well, maybe a little time. Love your project.

Angela Bricker said...

You are SO good! They are so summery-if that's a word- and fun. I've been itching to do some crafts and exercise this boring brain of mine with some creativity and I think your blog is so inspirational! Hope you won't mind if I steal a few ideas :)

Meg said...

LOVE the bright, cheery colors! What a great job!

Fawnda said...

Those are TOTALLY cute! I love the ruffles and flowers! :)