As the warm weather continues to emerge, I'm looking forward to spending more time outdoors and enjoying our front porch. Last summer, we purchased inexpensive metal chairs, but since metal is not very comfortable to sit on, I finally got around to making a set of leave printed chair cushions. The best part is you can sew outdoor chair cushions in 30 minutes or less with a few specific materials and this envelope style pillow case.
I’m a pillow hoarder. If you find me scouring the pillow section, get me out of there! Nonetheless, I still manage to bring home new pillows and this time I updated a plain pillowcase from IKEA to create this fun DIY geometric gold glitter pillow with random triangle patterns.
Independence Day is this week! By now you've stocked up on all your legal fireworks and have your favorite potato salad recipe ready to go. But, if you're looking to bring a little of the red, white, and blue into your decor, we've got a simple sewing project for you!
Curbly reader Chrissann sent me a link to her awesome DIY pillow idea recently and I am SO glad she did! It is the single most creative (and cute) repurposing project I have ever seen. Also? Her "before and after" photos totally cracked me up:
When one thinks of a bedroom, it is safe to guess the first thing that comes to mind is the bed. It is only fair that the all-important bed gets some love and attention now and again with the addition of a good throw pillow or two- and we all like a good DIY, right?
Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow trifecta!
Curbliers, I promise, these are the easiest pillows you'll ever make! I mean, you've got five minutes, right? Let's do this!
Whether you're in a full-blown chevron frenzy (who isn't??!) or just eager to try your hand at making your own Halloween-inspired printed pillows, we've got the tutorial for you!
After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project! Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for cheap!
We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of. They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project. If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better! Read on!
Katy from KdBuggie Boutique and Designs offers up...
Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags. From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep. If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!
It's no lie: I love me a good pillow. But modern pillows tend to be on the pricey side and I definitely don't love that. When faced with this dilemma, I say bust out your sewing machine and get creative.
Making something ruffled has been on my back burner for months. It's not difficult, but takes a little time to calculate and stitch ruffles onto a base fabric. Over on Knock Off Decor, there's an Urban Outfitters inspired ruffled pillow made out of an old t-shirt and a drop cloth. Oooooh, I love that creative reuse!
What's not to love about this deerhead pillow? There are so many things I adore about this project, where do I begin? Here are the top four. 1) The Anthropologie inspiration pillow costs $88.00, a bit steep for a holiday throw pillow, so you're saving about $78.00 by making it yourself.
Silhouette pillows aren't new. Chalkboard fabric isn't new. Combine them and you get a nifty chalkboard silhouette you can stitch right on to a throw pillow. The messages can change as needed. I likey. That Beckie. She's a clever one.
Most asked question: Where do you find your fabric?
Answer: Wherever I can find a deal on unusual, high end fabric yardage.
So, being the fabric addict that I am, I've done some summer pillow fabric shopping for you today. Here are my picks...
Did you know that a pillow can double its weight in 3 years? What accounts for the extra poundage? Dust mites. (May I have a collective 'ewww' please?) This is why we should all wash our pillows regularly. The Conscious Consumer holds our hand through the entire 3 step process of pillow maintenance, including:
- Washing your pillows every 3 months.
- Encasing pillows in pillow covers.
- Replacing old pillows every 3 years.
To see how to wash...
We've all had white rooms where furniture was dumped and that was that. One day you look in and decide you can't stand it for one more minute. This guest room was in serious need of some TLC.
The homeowner wanted to keep the four poster bed and her grandfather's desk. Instead of limiting the options of the decorator, this seemed to have set up a nice roadmap for the trip. Take a look at how designer, Anne Turner Carroll turned this blank slate into an eye-popping cozy guest hideaway.
These fabulous pillows Ink Blot Pillows from UNIFORM Natural are quirky to be sure, but the pattern is lovely too. Think they could be DIY-ed? I'd worry the ink might absorb a bit too fast to spread in such interesting ways. However,