Friday, April 6, 2012

Toss it Up to Finish

Our living room has slowly been undergoing a complete makeover.  I had every intention of changing things up a bit in that room, mostly with fabric but the fireplace project, lamp project, ottoman project, and console table project have transformed the space into a room that is light and fun and totally us. 

The "icing" on the living room cake though are these fun pillows.  I whipped them up really quickly with some fabric I ordered with the intention of unifying all the colors in our great room.  I have a few more to make, but I thought I would share the progress. 

I had the one orange pillow made from IKEA fabric several years ago, and I love the idea of adding a touch of orange to the room, also it was the motivation behind painting the Restore lamp orange.  As you can see from the above pic, Lillie quite enjoys the orange lamp also. 

Let's get a little closer to the pillows shall we.

These were super easy to make, I just made envelope pillow cases, which have no zippers or buttons or velcro involved.  It makes them super easy to remove the pillow insert and wash when necessary, which is super important in our animal house.  Here is a good tutorial on how to make your own. 

The fabric I used came from, it is this and this.  Half of a yard will make you approximately 2 pillows, depending on the size of your pillow.  Mine are 18" pillows, so each pillow requires a piece of fabric 19" x 42".  Like I mentioned, I have more fabric to make a few more pillows since our sectional is large and I can whip a pillow out in about 10 minutes.  That is 10 minutes that will change the entire feel of the room.  Totally worth it.

I love it when a plan comes together!  The cats dig it too!

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