When I rented my first house in college, I stayed awake nights decorating it in my head.
I should have been concentrating on Physics or Latin or World Civilization.
But I wasn’t.
I spent every waking hour designing rooms instead.
You could buy a cup of coffee now with my decorating budget, but I made it work. I shopped yard sales and bought these random sheets and stapled them to the purple couch that came with the house and sewed giant pillows to cover all the other rented furniture in the house.
Somehow those pillows made everything seem like home.
If you are looking for a little refresh for your living room or family room or office or study or rented room with a purple couch….
….I have the perfect pillow project for you.
This pillow is over-sized and full of spark and personality with the tiniest little pom pom trim.
And the best part?
This is a FREE pillow pattern from Amy Butler.
It’s made from the gray fabrics in my Simply Eclectic line.
Here’s the same pillow pattern except with a dark and moody personality.
It’s layers of indigo and florals and geometric patterns with tiny pom pom trim.
It’s made from the navy/indigo fabrics in my Simply Eclectic line.
This is the easiest monogram pillow (and you could even make it no sew if you want).
Simple start with a blank pillow form (IKEA has the best ones).
Then cut out a letter for each person in the family and sew or glue to the pillow form.
The edges of the letters are raw and they are left to fray.
It’s kind of like shabby chic meets pillow meets monogram.
Here’s the same concept as the pillow above, except it’s a house instead of a monogram.
You can see all the instructions for the pillow here.
My sister made this for me with linen scraps, but drop cloth would work as well.
It’s a perfect present for someone for a wedding or a housewarming or Christmas.
And for anyone who loves a three-letter-monogram, this is the pillow for you.
It’s so much easier than it looks.
This fabric is from the Simply Eclectic line, too.
Here’s to all the pillow makers.
Here’s to all the decorators.
And here’s to that college student with big dreams….
….that came true. 🙂
PS I’m sharing a fun post today over on Homes.com with some creative ideas to use color in a space. You can check it out here.