Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bolstering your Pillow's Appeal

See what I did there? I used "bolstering" the verb, and I'm talking about "bolsters" the noun. Get it? AH HA HA HA HA

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Nevermind.

I have two bolsters. I've had them for ages. And they've always sat on these two chairs.

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There's nothing wrong with them. They're perfectly fine tan, faux-suede bolsters. Nothing offending enough to warrant them getting tossed.

But I think they lack pizzaz. Despite the bold geometric on these two chairs, this area was rather... boring. What's missing? Then it hit me. Duh.

COLOR.

I hate to throw anything out. And, heck, I'm cheap too. So how about a facelift?

I found the PERFECT fabric. Epic Tale by Waverly. It's the stripe in this stack.

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It was a little more expensive than I usually go for at $22/yd. But I only needed two feet (2/3 yd) for this project, which came to about $14.50.

All I did was cut out two identical striped areas, seam the raw edges, and sew it together to make a tube.

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Then just slipped it on. Come on, what's easier than that? And a nice transformation for little time and little money... two things I don't have much of these days.

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Linking to some of these great parties.

Now go make something!

This project was featured on Finding Fabulous.

5 comments:

  1. That is BRILLIANT! Gosh, you could change them out during the year if you were so inclined. I need to make two for my guest room trundle bed. I might make them solid and try your technique. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. looks fabulous!

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  3. You definitely put the pizazz in your room with these pillows. Nicely done.

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  4. Your pillows look great! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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