My friend and fellow blogger Amber
AKA "The Girl is Craftee"
asked if I could help her with some pillows
for her living room sectional
We started off with this really wonderful linen floral drapery panel that Amber found on Ebay...I don't recall what she paid, but I don't think they were very expensive.
The down side was that they were not all that large either.
We needed to do some creative thinking to make good use of the fabric.
I played around with a few ideas and sent the rendering above off to her, for review.
Amber really wanted to incorporate some graphic old grain sacks into the mix.
She purchased these from Wendy at Textile Trunk and Wendy shipped them directly to me.
The only fabric Amber actually saw before we finished was the drapery!
The dark orange graphic mixed with the green corn stalk was perfect with the drapery colors.
I originally thought I would used just solid linen for the rear of the pillows and the trim, but as luck would have it...I found 3 yards of this beautiful Benison stripe at my upholsterer.
This fabric normally would retail for around $200 per yard but I got it for $25!!!!!!
I used the flanged welt on these that I love
and mixed and matched with extra left over fabric.
So here is what we started with:
2 small linen drapery panels (approx. 2 yds)
2.5 yards of Bennison linen floral
3 grain sacks
And here is what we got:
4 22x22 Vintage floral with the Bennison stripe on the rear and a floral welt
2 22x22 Striped pillows in the Bennison stripe with a vintage floral welt
2 18x24 Grain sack pillows with the orange graphic
1 24x24 Grain sack pillow with the corn stalk
We got 9 pillows total,
in various sizes, but all very large
We needed large pillows because this sectional is HUGE!
Amber affectionately refers to it as,
Now we have some beauty with our beast,
don't ya think!
Thanks so much Amber
for sharing your wonderful home with us!
If you would like some help with a pillow project similar to this;
Just zip me off an email and I will send you a price list.
And thanks so much for stopping by too!