Tuesday, September 4, 2012

No more Throw Pillows!

What did I do with them all?

Did I ‘throw’ them out?

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No...I covered them!

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After....

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Pillow covers are a 'girl’s best friend’!

I LOVE throw pillows but I don’t have room in the linen closet for even one more small pillow!

Pillow covers are fun to use when I’m in the mood for a change!

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After....

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I LOVE having two red sofas in my living room!

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I made three pillow covers today and tweaked my sofas!

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Now I’m ready for Fall!

You can see we get a LOT of sunshine in our home. But we have tinting on all of our windows which helps with the glare and keeps the UV rays from damaging carpet and furniture. The sun is so bright that it is a challenge to get good photos though!

I’m joining my girlfriend, Brenda

for Tweak it Tuesday!

Do you love throw pillows as much as I do?

38 comments:

PatC - All is Bright said...

Yes - I love throw pillows too. By the way I think I have the same red sofa as you do! I love the one with the tree truck and branches. I might have to do some changes to my pillows too - thanks for the idea!

Hugs,
Pat

Donna said...

I'm ready for fall too! Love the red sofas and handmade pillows!

Kim K. said...

Brilliant idea to cover your throw pillows according to the season. With the whole family back to school as of this morning, I'm definitely ready for fall too. Happy Monday!

Della said...

Pillow covers are a great way to change up your decor! You can change them according to your mood or the seasons :)
They really look like designer pillows Diane, you did a great job on them!

Danice said...

Beautiful! The throw pillows are so pretty, and so are the red couches :)

maddyrose said...

I've been thinking about making some pillow covers for my sofa pillows but haven't decided on fabric. Yours turned out really great. Love the red sofas. They're a brave choice. Enjoy your week Diane. Hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do love throw pillows and agree that just changing the covers is the best idea ever! Love your 'fall' look!xo Linda

Olive Cooper said...

Clever to make pillow covers. They are pretty and easy to store.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Oh Diane, I love pillows too. They are great inexpensive room changers aren't they. I think you have done a fabulous job redesigning yours. The gerber daisy print is beautiful and your sofas look tres magnifique!!Have a wonderful week, Lisa

It's All Connected said...

For those of us with limited storage, covers are the way to go! Love your living room. ~ Maureen

BellaVida Letty said...

Very pretty. I really like the shell covers.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

Thanks for coming by. Love your pillow covers. What a great way to have a change of scenery in the living room or any room. Love the tree one you have.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Freckled Hen said...

I love your red sofas and the pillows look great! We love throw pillows, my kids will pile them on the floor and jump. My mother would never let me do that!

Katherine Wolak said...

Im all for pillow covers! I love changing stuff up and this is the perfect way to do it. LOVE yours! :)

Hugs,

cynthia lee designs said...

I love your red sofas and your pillows too. I have touches of red in my living room, kitchen, and our bedroom. I love throw pillows, but so does my little puppy. I've had to put them up, because Zoey won't leave them alone. I can't wait for her to out grow this puppy stage!!
hugs,
Cindy

cucki said...

i am missing my fall here..
sweet pillow ..your house is looking so sweet..
hugs x

Trace4J said...

Love them.
I do the same thing with ours every season.
HUGS
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The coral pillow is beautiful!! Feels cozy too. And I DO love throw pillows! Have even two stacked on the floor!

JG said...

Yes, I DO like throw pillows! Last week I went to Jo-ann's, coupons in hand, for fabric to make new pillow shams. :) Your maroon/gold patterned pillow is so pretty, Diane!
~Judy

It's Just Dottie said...

Can you get to many pillows? I don't think so....
Smiles, Dottie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
I do the same thing, I have many slip covers I have made, that I change around also. Using the same pillow form really helps with storage. I have a small linen closet I think I can't fit one more thing in it either..I love your red sofas so pretty! you know I love red :)
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Sheila said...

I do the same thing with pillows - it's an easy way to change the atmosphere in a room especially when the seasons are changing. Your red furniture looks really nice in your living room.

NanaDiana said...

Love your pillows- I have really pared down on the pillows over the years-but still have more than I need! Yours look great-and I love your red sofas. This girl (you) is not afraid of color! xo Diana

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

I love the red couches and the new fall pillow covers! Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection today and leaving me a sweet comment about my fall mantle. I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll visit again soon and maybe even follow me back. Have a great week!
Blessings,
Nici

Ames said...

I have the same passion but no room. So I too started making pillow covers! Like minds!! :)~ Ames

ImSoVintage said...

I love pillow covers. too. Taks care of that pesky storage problem :)

Jenny said...

I adore those red sofas! And that tree pillow is really wonderful, too!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty!

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on the fabric rosette tree you left for me today.
Blessings,
Nici

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Hi Lavender Dreamer! I love throw pillows too but if I put them out My Perfect Puppy would think they were new chew toys!! Very pretty pillows! Thank you for sharing!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love your pillow covers!! Such a great idea to redo a room!!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Diane, I agree that pillows make a huge difference in changing the look of a room and simply. I love your red sofas, they make a nice canvas for all your colorful pillows!

Hugs
Jody

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Diane!
Oh...I love your red sofas. You have added such a wonderful pop of color and print with your newly covered pillows! Your home is so cozy and welcoming!
I hope you are having a great week, my sweet friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is fun to be able to change the cushion covers with the seasons, I treated myself to some lovely ones in Istanbul back in the Spring. I love your sofas, red is my favourite colour.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Yes I do love throw pillows. Yours are beautiful!


Hug
Iris

Danielle said...

Great fabric choices. I have to begin to explore the thrift shops to swap out my 'summer' pillows on my porch with more of a 'fall' look.

Icy BC said...

They are gorgeous and make such great accent to your red couch.

I can't keep throw pillows in my house..The kids literally threw them around :-(

The Boston Lady said...

I love how just adding new covers makes a total transformation. Ann