Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easiest Pillow Ever!!

Mangy mutts!  Sometimes a term of endearment for my doggies.  Today~not so much.  The little monsters have a fondness for chewing up my throw pillows, even though they are both well out of puppyhood.  And you know with kids and traffic in a family room, those pillows often end up on the floor where the little hairballs can easily drag them off to their lair (AKA the laundry room) where they will have them shredded before I notice they are missing.

You might remember these Faux Grain Sack Pillows that I did awhile back. 

They were the victims of my blood thirsty hounds.  So as I sat in my craft room the other day thinking about making new ones, I happened to see one of my grain sack tote bags hanging in the closet. 

Lighbulb moment!  What if I took the handles off of the bag?  Instant pillow!

I found these plain muslin bags at Michael's for $2.00.  I think they even have them at Dollar Tree sometimes.   You can dress them up using the Citra-Solv Method, paint with stencils or even do an iron on.  Take off the handles, stuff and sew the top~ BAM!  You're done!

Super Saver Tip:  When I was at IKEA a few weeks back they had bed pillows for 99 cents!!!  Cut in half, they make the perfect pillow form.  I got that idea from Gena at the Shabby Chic Cottage.   Big savings over the $6.00-7.00 pillow forms at the fabric store!


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Shop Til You Drop~ For FREE!

I finally made it up to HomeGoods today to spend my $100 gift card I won on Kayla Aimee's Blogher giveaway!  It's about an hour up to Portland and this was the first chance I had to get up there. 

It was so fun!!  Spending money guilt free is so awesome but it also really makes you want to spend wisely and get some real bang for your buck.  It took me about and hour and a half to narrow down my purchases.  There were so many cool things.  Here is some of my loot piled up at the cash register!

I got this gorgeous beveled mirror~it's huge, about 30"x36".  The plan is to spray it white and hang over my bedroom dresser.

I also got these fun white cereal bowls (love the dots!):

The big pasta/serving bowl and love this little bird's nest sconce, which will also be sprayed white!

Two Eddie Bauer Home premium loft king sized pillows.  So plump!

And this fun over the sink colander/cutting board and spatula.

My grand total was $99.89 cents!  So fun!!  And I still have 11 cents left on my gift card!  ;-)

Our next stop was the IKEA next door for lunch and more shopping.  Found some great deals~  $3 for a king sized white bed skirt on clearance!   I also picked up a few more things for my bedroom makeover.  I am loving how it is coming together and I'll do a reveal soon.

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