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




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


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.


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.


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.


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.



Linking to some of these great parties.

Now go make something!

This project was featured on Finding Fabulous.


  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!

  2. looks fabulous!

    I am hosting a giveaway from hair candy for girls. A chance to win $15 store crdit to select hair accessories, necklaces, pettiskirts and more for you little darling! check it out.

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

  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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