Saturday was one of those days where I didn't have a single thing planned. I love those kind of Saturdays.
I slept in and when I did finally get up I just sat in the living room with my cup of tea and caught up on my magazines. As I was sitting there, flipping through the pages, I started looking at my living room with a critical eye.
Things were looking a bit cluttered and fussy to me. Too much going on visually and not the soothing refuge I envision for it.
There are certain elements that I just can't change. Like the floral on the love-seats and the plaid on the Bergere chairs. But I can control all the stuff I have adorning all the surfaces.
I started off with this throw pillow. Perfectly serviceable and it certainly goes with the color scheme in this room. But I decided that three different patterns on one 14 x 24 pillow was too much.
So I headed to Joanns (where I advised a Nun on the relative merits of two different fabrics for her habit. Like I'm an expert or something....) and picked up some creamy white, bottom weight fabric. I wanted it to have heft to it but not be too stiff. I find bottom weight fabrics make good upholstery fabrics for smaller projects.
I basically just made the same pillow cover but in the creamy white. The only difference is instead of a zipper I put an overlapped opening in the back.
Then I took an antique tray scarf that I bought a few months ago and basted it to the front for texture and interest.
I think the entire project cost me $10. Half for the fabric and half for the tray scarf. The pillow was free.
Not a bad way to fritter away a Saturday.