Here we are again, and the summer is quickly flying by! We will be in the classroom very soon! Sigh…
This month, I want to share another repurpose idea that is so easy. Reading Center cushions.
Do you have some old ratty pillows lying around from sofas that have long left your home? I just sent
the last of my living room set, which, by the way, I loved with some nice guys from our local sheltered workshop! It was called the Chesapeake Collection, and the piece I will miss the most is the huge ottoman that was host to many little diaper changes when our grandsons were newborn. I was so sad to see it leave because it was the first set of furniture we purchased after building our new house seven years ago. Sob…I know, I digress.
I decided to keep the throw pillows because they are large, and perfect for repurposing for my reading corner at school. And…they are FREE!!!
You can find pillow “blanks” for stuffing into your covers, but if you have old bed pillows that you can cut to fit (1 king size pillow will make 2 pillows), then I recommend saving your money. After all, these pillows will have little people sitting on them–that is all. 🙂 I will post photos of my new improved pillows next week after the big anniversary celebration at my house is over (hubby’s parents’ 60th!!!), but for this post, I am sharing a wonderful how-to video from youtube, and a pic of the colors I will be using. LOVE!
Now, as part of a 12-step program that I call “Be Proud of Your Old Stuff”, I am clinching my teeth and showing you the “horribleness” of the old pillows I will be making new again. You may need eye protection! Beware!
Because I have had a sewing machine since age 16, I will be making simple slip covers and sewing the ends–my own way. The following video is a very polished, easy way to accomplish the same thing.
My pillows will be blue/white and orange/white to pair with my sports themed room. The fabric comes from Hobby Lobby.
Ok, if you survived viewing the old pillows and are ready to go find something old to repurpose, take a moment to see what else is possible by visiting one the following blogs participating in our Bright Ideas Linky. I hope you enjoyed my post!