Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Pillow

This weekend I made a pillow. Well a pillow cover actually. It's nothing fancy, but it makes me incredibly happy. And not just because I love the fabric. This pillow represents 2 1/2 years of procrastination! When we first moved into our house I was a little bummed about not being able to paint and remove the hideous 1970's wallpaper from the kitchen since we are renting, so I kind of half heartedly decorated and called it good. I've hated the way it looks the whole time, but couldn't seem to find the motivation that I needed to do something about it. 
Then last month we finally sold our house in Oklahoma after so much frustration and constant dissapointments and suddenly the idea of a rental seemed really great. In another 2 1/2 years we will pack up our stuff, walk out the door, and that's the end of it. As great as that sounds though I decided that I don't want to live in this house for 5 years and hate the way it looks the whole time just because it doesn't belong to me. There are a few things I can't change, but that doesn't mean I can't make everything else cute. And for some reason operation No More Looking Like We Live in a College Doorm Room really needed to start with giving my naked little white pillow some clothes.  
You guys, I'm so excited. I'm finally making our house a home, and all it took was making a cute little pillow cover for the pillow I bought 2 1/2 years ago. One little pillow was the push I needed to get excited about the possibilities and get to work.
Pillow tutorial found here.

 And working hard we are! I can't wait to show you all of my fun projects.


Anonymous said...

Cute pillow! Renting is hard for that reason. We hang stuff on the walls and that's pretty much it!! I bought a pillow with the intention of covering it almost a year ago... I haven't done it yet though! I'm excited to see what you are doing with your chairs!


Seth and Julie said...

Can you come do my house now? I have been here almost 8 years but we meant to upgrade after 3 years so we never did anything. Now the house is worth less than we paid for it and I will be stuck here forever so I really should try to make it homey. Of course I do not have the crafting gene or the eye for design that you have but I am excited to see what else you create.

Anonymous said...

That is one beautiful pillow, where did you get the fabric?

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