Thursday, February 21, 2013

Grain sack pillows

My sitting room is really shaping up nicely (If I do say so myself!).

It all started with my burgundy striped couch.
I still love the line of it but not the dated burgundy striped fabric:

Then I slipcovered it with this Surefit slipcover I got from Target:

I knew the pillows had to go as well (does one project always snowball into another?). I saw these on sale at
Pottery Barn for $29.50 for just the cover! Ack. I knew I could make them for much cheaper.

I had purchased this lovely grain sack fabric from Decor Steals. It was $24 for 2 yards worth. Score!
I bought two 20" down filled pillows from HomeGoods for $19.99 for the pair. The covers
were pretty nice and removable to boot. I removed those (I will keep them because they are a nice neutral).
And sewed up two of these these:
A lovely trio: My coffee sack pillow I made (see here), my new grain sack pillow, and my ruffle-y Pier 1 pillow!
Loving my new neutral look!

Linking up to these parties this week:
Between Naps On The Porch
Cedarhill Ranch
Savvy Southern Style
DIY By Design
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Green Willow Pond
The Shabby Creek Cottage
No Minimalist Here
From My Front Porch To Yours
Creative Crafts Thursday
Miss Mustard Seed
Serenity Now
Tatertots And Jello
Pieced Pastimes
Thrifty Decor Chick


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Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your pillows are so wonderful and what a great buy you got on that a deal...glad I found your sight and welcome to blogging, I am a new follower of yours and I will be back again for a visit and see whats new,,,,

Kelly Rinzema said...

Wow the slipcover is awesome! What a change, and I love those pillows. I'm a sucker for a good throw pillow :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love the new pillows and the new look of your living room! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!


casadapaulina said...

Me encanta la tela,
te quedaron chulos.

Jeanette Chaney said...

I like yours better than the PB pillow cover!
Homa style is having an Inspire Me link party that just started!
I would love it if you linked up:)
Here's the link

I do my best to help market all the inspiring projects through my social media sites.

Christine Vandormolen said...

uhhh that is exactly what I need to do...I am so inspired now. I have been wanting french grain sack pillows for my gave me an idea...and I especially love the rusty color brown stripes....I actually just blogged about it a couple of weeks ago. I need to update my Sofa with pillows and throws too!!!!Check it out when you get a change and leave me your input...Thanks sooooo much

AndiWinslow said...

I have a few old grain sacks, I should make some pillows. Very nice. Andi thewednesdaybaker

Jennifer Hughes said...

Please share your project at each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your pillows turned out wonderful. I was so sad that I missed the boat on the grain sack fabric. Your updated neutral look is lovely.
Thanks for the inspiration,
PS-Would love to have you join 'Saturday Sparks' if you have a chance to stop by.

Pamela said...

These turned out fabulous! I am keeping my eye out for the next time they have that fab on special. Thanx for partying at THT. Hope your weekend is going well!

Becky Crutcher said...

There awesome! Knock-off projects are the best because you can accomplish them for a fraction of the cost!! Please come check out my Pottery Barn Beaded Egg Knock-off at
(visiting from the Serenity Now Link-up)

Ann Krucek said...

Like the change!! Much brighter. Your pillows came out great!

Susan @ said...

Hi I'm Susan, a new follower from
Love your stuff!

Jennifer Hughes said...

What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. See you there! ☺

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You rock!! I just featured your post at cowgirl up/now the scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch, so grab a featured button!!

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

Anita! Thanks so much for the feature! Your blog is one of my favorites!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love your new neutral look too! The pillows are fabulous.
xx, Sherry

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

Thanks Sherry!

Kimberly Glinski said...

Lisa, all the pillows are so cute. I bought the same slip cover and was just thinking today I need to make pillows. I hope you don't mind. I nominated you for a Liebster award. I love all your projects. I hope you'll play along.

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

Thanks so much for the nom' Kim! Sounds fun! I am definitely NOT a seamstress but have dove in and found I can crank out some basics on my new Basic Singer! =o)

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