Those of you who, like me, drool over every Pottery Barn catalog that lands in your mailbox, will appreciate today’s project.
Did you loooove these pillows?
I am smitten with the texture, the typography and the red stitching. So homey and RED. Red is my favorite color.
But, seriously PB, $29 for JUST THE COVER? Not in this lifetime.
I decided to make my own.
I started with this pillow, the perfect size for our leather armchair, but the colors weren’t working with the family room decor.
I got out the canvas drop cloth that I’ve been cutting up for projects, and cut two pieces. The pillow measured 12 inches by 18 inches, so I cut the canvas 14 inches by 20 inches to allow for seams.
I printed out the word PEACE on Microsoft word, using Lucida Handwriting font, at size 300.
(Tip: use the “quick draft” setting to save on ink, and print on scrap paper to save on trees!)
In this picture the letters are printed at size 400. I quickly realized that was too big, so I reprinted at 300.
I cut out each letter with my craft knife.
After the paint had dried, I turned the fabric “right sides in” and glued a seam on three sides.
Then I stuffed the pillow in and sewed the bottom closed!
How much was my copy? ZERO DOLLARS. Zip. Nada. Nothing. It just cost me my time.
And one hole in my thumb.
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Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
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