Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ruffle and Flower Pillow

Shortly after we go married, I decided to tackle furniture re-dos.  My first project?  Two wing chairs, that I reupholstered to look like this:

After a couple of years I decided that I liked blues and greens better than red for our living room, but I didn't really want to get rid of those chairs. I had put a lot of time put into recovering them, and they were my first projects.  Plus, I wasn't about to recover them.  I began scouring catalogs for a blue color that could go with the red.  I finally found the color combo I was looking for in a Pottery Barn catalog.  Perfect!  We were temporarily living in a small apartment at the time, so I was refraining from major home decor projects.  But, pillows were an easy enough change.

I found a tablecloth at Target, the perfect shade of blue, and made two Pottery Barn knock-off pillows out of it:

My mother-in-law helped with the button and tab.

Since making those pillows I've wanted a pillow for the red chair that would somehow tie my red and blue together.  I came up with this:

The main fabric is the same material I used for the drapes in the family room, and then I used pieces of the red (from the wing chair) and blue (throw pillows) for the flowers.  I love the feminine touch that it gives to the family room.

My pillow's new home


  1. Love it! (Elisa) :) Maybe you should come to my house and give me some ideas! :)

  2. Lauren you are soooo good at all of your projects!!!! When are you opening up a design studio? Seriously your ideas are fabulous!

  3. This is so pretty!! You are so creative and good at tying everything in your house together. I am going to hire you to help decorate my house whenever we buy one.

  4. You have got to sell these!!

  5. Once again, so impressed! This pillow is beautiful! I just can't believe that you can just make things like this. You have a nice eye for beauty as well as the ability to create it! What a great combo of talents the Lord has given to you.


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