Beaux R'eves

Friday, September 28, 2012

One Thing Leads to Another

This is supposed to be a post about some pretty pillows that I made for the Kitchen/Hearth Room 
but it's really much more than that!  
It's also a post about how whenever I start on a project it ends up being a MUCH bigger project than I anticipated! 
 How does that happen?  
I just wanted to show you my PILLOWS!!!  
I made the pillows last weekend and I was all ready to blog about them.  In the back of my mind I knew that I wanted to finish my Fall decor in that room.  I honestly must have caught some kind of bug or something because I had NO energy all week (and a bad tummy). 
 I am still working on my remodel project for my clients so
 I have been busy with that too. 
 So I set out to at least take some photos 
of the pretty pillows on the sofa.  
I looked at the photos and thought "Sheesh" 
my sofa looks wrinkly! 
 I wish I could have used the Pic-Monkey wrinkle remover
 (Oh yes! I HAVE used that wonderful feature) 
on my sofa!  
SOooooooooo, long story short- 
This is a post about my pretty pillows on my FLUFFED up sofa without showing you the rest of the room because I'm wiped out!!!  

Here we go!
 These are my old pillows- 
Underneath the Hound Dog that belongs to my son. 
 We watch him every day when my son goes to work.  He works nights so it's not like he can take him to Doggie Day Care.  Besides, he's one of the pack.
 Miss Beaux scoots the ottoman up to the sofa to make a large Lounging space. 
 Hey, we LIVE here!  
They had squished the life out of these pillows.
 I found this fabric at the same Great Estate Sale where I found my wonderful drapes.  She had already cut the fabric for pillow and had the trim all ready to go.  I felt like I had to buy the pieces and finish it for her.  And, it was only two dollars for the fabric and two dollars for the trim!
I pinned the trim to the right side of the fabric and taped down the fringe so that when I did the sewing it wouldn't catch.  I should have used masking tape but it was too far to go into the garage so I grabbed the scotch tape in the kitchen drawer.  I sewed the right sides together and stuffed the old down insert inside.  These pillows are slightly smaller than my old pillows.
Pretty pillow Number One.  Don't you love this fringe? 
I glued the fringe onto pillow Number Two.  I just used Tacky Glue and left it overnight.  It was easier to glue it and I'm not a professional so I didn't want to mess up the pretty pillows with my inferior skills.
So here's what happened when I went to take pictures.
  I SEE THIS!   
Well, that's what you get when EVERYONE wants to hang out in the Kitchen/Hearth room. We have a wonderful sofa in the basement that no one ever uses!  I have had this C.R. Laine sofa for three years.  When I ordered it I made sure that I upgraded to the best cushions that they had.  But, I have family members who are Ex Football players.  They sit hard!  So I'm gonna fix it since I can't seem to keep them off of my sofa. 
I went down to JoAnn's and bought some Batting.  It was 40% off.  I get so lucky sometimes.  Plus I had a 20% off coupon that I had them scan on my phone.  I love technology when I leave stuff at home.
 I wrapped the batting around the cushion and stuffed it back into the cover.  It was that easy!
Wrinkle Free!  Now let's see those Pretty Pillows!
Much Better!  I must have tried a million pillow combinations before I found this pillow at an Estate Sale today for $6.00.  Wait til you see what else I found Estate Sale-ing this week.  I shared it on Facebook so some of you might know already.

Until Next Time
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy
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Donna at
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 Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures 

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy your new pillows look beautiful, love the fabric!! I wish I thought of adding batting to my family room sofa cushions. I just ordered new firmer cushions for them about a month ago.

Cristina Garay said...

:) Awww! they look so comfy there, they really love your pillows!
Well, I also love your new pillows, the fabric and the fringe are gorgeous!
Today was the first time I attended an Estate Sale, it was small and I didn't score a thing, the prices were waaay to high, but anyways I had fun and I kept on thinking about you! Enjoy your weekend, Cindy!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, your pillows are beautiful! Love the pattern and the trim.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Just beautiful! Love the pillows. I don't sew so it's interesting to she how you lined up the fringe. :)

sweet violets said...

The pillows are beautiful....and I love that fabric!!! You did a good job sewing the fringe, I also use tape and a lot of pins to hold down trim on pillows when sewing. I don't know how long that glue will hold up!!! That was so cute you did that!!! Now just take a running stitch or blind stitch by hand to firmly secure that tassel fringe and you're all set!!! I put a slab of new 2" foam on top of my cushions then wrap with batting, then put back into the covers......those puppies look sooooo happy!!!

Intangible Hearts said...

Lovely pillows but the doggies are adorable too!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love the fabric, and I'm inspired. I have had some beautiful pillow fabric sitting in my craft room for a year. I'm making them today!!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Thank heavens the dogs have new pillows to sleep on! lol They turned out great and I'm filing away that idea of adding batting to the sofa cushions. Mine are starting to look a little slumpy. ~ Maureen

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful idea using the batting! I never would have thought of that. Our sofa in the living room gets a lot of use, I've noticed the cushions are getting flatter. :(

The new pillows are have a lot of luck at those sales! And you did a great job with them. Sorry about the bug you had...I am still trying to get over a cold and it is so frustrating!


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