I know this isn’t a new concept in the blogosphere, but I like to think I own the bragging rights to the random-cloth-item-made-into-pillow. You see I have been making pillows out of cloth napkins, bandanas, and placemats since my college years in the mid-90′s. So there. I’m awesome. Now that we’ve established that, let’s move on to viewing my latest creation that you have seen done already approximately 9,736 times elsewhere.
I present to you: Pillow from Placemat! (Here is where you pretend to be impressed.)
I used two different clearance placemats from Pier One to make my cute pillow. One side is burlap trimmed in a quilted pattern and the other side is a florally-paisley design. The blue paisley pillow in the back is also from Pier One but started and ended it’s life as just a pillow. No harming of placemats were involved in the creation of that one.
And here is how the entire beat up couch currently looks.
At some point I need to restain my leather, but that project is at the bottom of a very long to-do list. So here is how the couch looks with an unironed, uber-wrinkly slipcover.
Here is where I need your help. Out of the two couch looks (assuming that I actually took the time to iron the slipcover), do you prefer the slipcovered or plain leather look? Also, do you think I should stencil something on the front of the burlap side of the pillow? Thanks for you help peeps!