Today I was a pillow cover making machine.  In between being a laundry folding, floor mopping, breakfast (fruit snacks count right?)/lunch/dinner making, toy cleaning, kid scrubbing, baby loving, diaper changing machine…of course.
I ordered fabric from fabric.com 2 weeks ago (2 WEEKS!) and it finally came today.  My white Ikea pillow forms are now a greyish-brown-peanut-butter-cheese-cracker-hands color from sitting bare on my couch for 2 weeks…so I quickly covered them up when the fabric came.
A few for the living room and a couple for the bed.
I cut a deal with my husband when we moved in this house…I get the spare room for sewing if he gets to put his ugly TV on the buffet (which he painted!) in the family room.  So I tried to beautify that big black eyesore…and I’m even starting to like it there (almost).
We live deep in the trees now…so while its beautiful, it is really hard to take good blog photos!
This was the family room 3 weeks ago.  GREEN!
Pillow fabrics: Blue dot, Grey Dandelion, Leaf Garland. The Ikea down pillow forms are only $6.99 and my favorite. Worth picking up a few if you ever get by an Ikea!

47 Responses to Pillows…check!

  1. Janice September 27, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Beautiful pillows! And I love what you've done with your "eyesore". My husband wants to hang out over the mantle. Ugh. I'll have to check out Ikea for pillow forms. I need to make new ones to replace the well-worn ones on my couch.

  2. Jessica September 27, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    Fabric.com always takes forever to ship for me too! But their prices and low threshhold for free shipping keeps me coming back. ;)

  3. Finn og Eva September 27, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    Hvor ser det godt ud at den grønne farve er kommet væk, og en super fin tv væg.

  4. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard September 27, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    I'm trying to spruce up our eyesore the same way… except our eyesore is still rear-projection ;)

    Fabric.com took over 20 days to ship to me last month, and then had the order wrong. Lucky for me, they don't communicate with each other so I got both a refund and the missed fabric!

  5. CJ September 27, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I have fabric sitting here from Fabric.com for new pillows too! How about you sew those up for me?
    My last order from them took FORever. I placed another order on Sunday and it shipped on MONDAY!! They must have gotten their act together.

  6. Lucy @ Charm About You September 27, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Gorgeous cushions! The room looks great! X

  7. Suzan September 27, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I know those big televisions make us all a little twitchy but I do like how you have surrounded yours with photos to help it "blend" in!

  8. Jaime Costiglio September 27, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Allison love the family makeover (and your pillow additions too!). I almost always buy from fabric.com and while they do 'ship' within 48 hours it always comes on the slow train taking about 5 days. Patience is a virtue they say and your pillows are proof, beautiful choices.

  9. Jocelyn September 27, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I love your new pillows. They look so nice & fresh. And I love that bed quilt we got a glimpse of!! I have your tutorial all printed out and am just trying to figure out what fabric to use. Your eye sore really does look good with a fresh coat of paint & the pretty collage of pictures around it. Small price to pay for your sewing room where you can close the door and get away from it all for a bit here & there! :) You've got such an eye for color & design!

    Have you ever checked out Ikea's fabric? They have some beautiful stuff but I don't know what the quality is like.

  10. ascozyasspring September 27, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    My husband and I have that TV 'discussion' frequently. And to Jocelyn: I tried IKEA fabric and it wore out pretty quickly. It could have been a fluke, but I'm not confident enough to try it on a quilt or anything.

  11. Meg Roke September 27, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Did you use 100% cotton quilting fabric or did you use home decor weight fabric. I was toying with the idea of covering a few pillows too and couldn't decide between which weight of fabric would be best.

  12. Auntie Pami September 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I see Ikea in my future. I'll be sure to check out the pillows. We need some new ones. Nice paint, I have several large walls if you are interested. I'm a pretty good babysitter. :-)

  13. Missy Shay September 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I pinned a tutorial on how to make a cover for a flat screen TV, that is an option! I agree, I would much rather not have a TV, it is so hard to find a good spot to put it. I still have one of those big, heavy dinosaurs!

  14. coastal gray September 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Love the pictures around the TV area…. And the cool grey wall to contrast the warm furniture…

  15. giddy99 September 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Gorgeous decorating! I tried Fabric.com, and they made two errors with my order (and were awful to try to deal with). I'm done.

  16. Betty Lou September 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    My niece made 45" square pillows stuffed with foam pieces for her son. A nice fat, fluffy pillow he uses to flop down on the floor.

  17. Amanda Faith September 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE your pillows! I am needing to make some covers for the bedroom and yours are inspiring me. Love them!

  18. themissymom September 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    So pretty. Everything you do is so pretty!
    Good compromise on the TV etc. I have an issue with the TV, too. I don't know why….it is this weird love/hate thing.

  19. Bethany September 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I used to be a crazy fabric.com fan. They're off my list. It took them over 2 weeks to ship my items, and then 2 weeks minus 1 day to let me know an item was out (an item critical to the whole project, so the whole order had to be returned). I'm done with them for a while. I'll take the smaller shops that understand customer service :)

  20. Becky September 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    So much better than the green! We hope to do some painting here too, and I totally understand the shade/light thing, as we lived in the woods of Northern Michigan for a few years.

  21. Char September 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Thanks for the inspiration. I pulled fabric for pillows yesterday and will be making them today.

  22. Pennie September 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    It looks great with the photos around the tv. I won't show you what our ancient cathode ray tube set looks like in the corner of the room, :-)

  23. Jessica Hunt September 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    I am simply in love with your blog!
    Your 'eyesore' made me laugh out loud, we just moved two months ago and our deal was that he could have the upstairs loft for a mancave/game room and I could get a new pressure canner and have the spare room for crafts. Absolutely love your pillow cases! Will definitely be ordering fabric to do that again soon! Mine somehow ended up with a similar Greyish-jam colored tint to them!

  24. EG September 28, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    I love this room so much – especially the white media stand with the quilts peeking out!

  25. Vickie @ Ranger 911 September 28, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Love your pillows!! I've been so busy making pillows for our girls, that I've neglected our own house. I need to to what you did and dedicate 1 whole day to pillow making.

    I just covered 4 IKEA down pillows with vintage bark cloth for daughter number 1. Love those down pillows!! And the price, too.

  26. ShellyG September 28, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Love those gorgeous pillows! I also love the new wall colour :) What shade is it and what paint brand may I ask? So fresh and modern :)

  27. Joyful September 28, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    Love the new colour on your wall and the pillow covers too!

  28. quiltzyx September 28, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    The pillows are beautiful! And I really like your arrangement over & around the TV. Maybe you could make a 'slipcover' for it?

  29. BlinkeysBlog.blogspot.com September 28, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    Really nice pillows. I'm glad you live in the real world with children, with lots to do and many to love. Your family room looks wonderful and I like the table he painted. What a wonderful home you are creating. Love and God Bless.

  30. Franzi September 28, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    I like the buffet and how it displays the quilts.

  31. Betty B September 28, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I think your TV wall looks great. I guess I'm one of the few females that doesn't have a problem with a TV. The one in our living room is only 42" & I wish it were bigger! The bedrooms & sewing studio have smaller ones. Pillows, Pillows, Pillows … I love 'em, but they usually end up in the closet 'cause they're always in the way when someone wants to sit down.

  32. Kay September 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Great job! I love the stacks of quilts peeking out of the buffet! Hey, would you consider designing a quilt to showcase the fabrics that Ellen Medlock of Tulsa designs? She just opened a studio here and I love her fabrics but need a quilt design that really enhances them. I would love to see what your creative mind would do with her fabrics…

  33. Linda Shields September 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Now you have shamed me. I promise to make the sofa pillows Ive been procratinating to do tomorrow. But you have gotten me so inspired Ive been making quilts! Love the room. It is so fresh and colorful!

  34. Katy September 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Love the gallery wall! And TV's don't bother me at all for some reason, but if there's a way to make the wall behind look better, then that's awesome. You did a great job with it. I should pin that for later…:)

  35. kylechristopherblog September 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    You did so many things in a day. I'm impressed, and oh, what a cute pillow. Haha Since you live in a forest, You can freely say goodbye to your green room. There are so many green thing outside already. Chris

  36. Jevne September 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Beautiful pillows and good job arrange photos, etc. around the TV!

  37. thedodds September 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Looks lovely: especially like the way you've hung your pictures. And all with a teeny tiny baby! Respect x

  38. Rosana Lacerda September 29, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Seu blog é lindo, seu trabalho é lindo. Tive boas ideias aqui. Parabéns.

  39. Kathleen O'Grady September 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Great room makeover, nice color! I realy like your pillows, they add so much and it is so easy.

  40. Sharon September 30, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    love the blue dot and grey dandelion fabrics! so pretty. The gray on your walls looks fabulous, too.

  41. Meg - Lilybird Stitches September 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    Shut the front door! We have the same couch! I couldn't figure out why it looks so much better in your living room, until I realized it's because your living room is cleeeeean. Anyway, thank you for inspiring to make some pillows :)

  42. LuLu October 2, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    Alison, I usually don't comment much because I'm shy like that. But I am loving all of these pics of your house. It's so charming and lovely! It makes me want to finally decorate. I've been in my house for 2 years and most of my walls are pretty blank still. And by the way, I went to my D.I. to see if I could nab a fabulous dresser….it was pretty pathetic! I guess that's Provo for you, ha ha!

  43. Carie October 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I think the green was quite pretty – but if you're deep in the trees (as we are too) the lighter the better, and I love that dandelion clock fabric, it seems so very soothing.

  44. Karen October 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    My husband inadvertently solved the TV eyesore problem for us. He was worried about dust settling on and into the TV so he asked me to make a fabric cover for it. Gladly! I picked some cute fabric that matched the rest of the house. Now the TV is not a big black hole, but a lovely accent.

  45. Live a Colorful Life October 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I just love how you decorate.

  46. April October 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    So pretty. :) Can't wait to see more of the new house. xoxo

  47. Camille October 3, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Love your family room! I want to steal that chair in the corner…

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