The first Tuesday of the month round these parts is always a good one – it’s time for My Five Favorites along with my lovely and amazing blogging buddies Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles, Pam of Simple Details and Kris of Driven By Decor, woohoo!!!
This month we are SO happy to have one of the sunniest and sweetest ladies EVER join us – KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms! I had the pleasure of meeting KariAnne and some other fine ladies for lunch at the Cape a couple summers ago and truly, she is exactly like the voice you hear on her blog – funny, cheerful, and shining her light all over everyone around her. I have loved following Thistlewood Farms forever and adore how KariAnne weaves charming stories through her trash to treasure, DIY and home design posts all centered around her beautiful farmhouse.
Today we are all sharing 5 favorite pillows. For those of you that, like me, are not so deft with sewing machine skills, I pulled together some fun no-sew pillow projects!
Wax paper graphic transfer pillows are so easy to make with your printer – just think of the possibilities! (The tutorial also shows you how to transfer onto other things like jewelry boxes).
The fabulous Shelley of Crazy Wonderful shared a tutorial for this ribbon trimmed pillow that I absolutely love.
My Sharpie Pillow. I love when friends ask where I got it. Um, I drew on the back of a floral pillow with a Sharpie (silver because I’m super fancy like that). This pillow was part of our 2014 Christmas tour. Here’s a quick tutorial: write a word in Word, play around with fonts, then use that as your guide to handwrite onto the pillow in chalk, then go over it with a Sharpie. Then stop telling people you wrote on your pillow with a Sharpie and let them think it’s from a nice little boutique. 🙂
Carmel at Our Fifth House shared this super quick no sew pillow from a scarf and I think the belt is the cutest touch EVER! No-sew awesomeness at it’s finest.
Painted pillows. $7 Ikea Vigdis pillow covers in white are the perfect canvas for your creativity! I was inspired by this West Elm pillow and the beautiful Kelly Wearstler “Channels” fabric to try my hand at painting some modern designs with watered down acrylic paint. It was so much fun and now I want to buy 10 more Vigdis covers and try other designs!
I made these to bring some indigo to the brown leather couch in our family room but I love them in our kitchen too. (Also: that wall is screaming for shiplap, dontcha think?)
I’ll share more on how I made these easy peasy painted pillows soon. In the meantime have fun checking out the five favorite pillow project of these styling ladies…….
Kris @ Driven By Decor
Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
Pam @ Simple Details
and our special guest KariAnne @ Thistlewood Farms!