Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Napkin Throw Pillows

I'm a throw pillow whore and I don't care who knows it.  Recently, I saw an embroidered suzani throw pillow that I really wanted, but it cost a million-ga-jillion dollars.  Of course, I had to walk away.  Then, while browsing Cost Plus World Market, I found some napkins on sale that had a similar pattern and color scheme as the super expensive throw pillow.  I bought two of the sale napkins ($1.99 each) to convert into throw pillows!  I backed them with material from an old green twill curtain, found two inexpensive down pillow inserts from IKEA and voil√† - a perfect pair.  What do you think?





...and on a separate note, thank you to Alcira of The Nero Chronicles 
for naming me one of her "Stylish Bloggers".  Made my day!

14 comments:

white collar | green soul said...

awesome.
awesome.

awesome.

brilliant job - you'd never know it. mind if I copy you? (I just need to learn to sew..... )

- agata

Mary said...

These look amazing!! You've just inspired me to go napkin shopping ;) I JUST learned how to sew and am pretty sure I am on the verge of becoming a pillow whore are well!

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Agata, by all means steal this idea! Its super easy and you don't have to cut the napkins because they are already standard throw pillow size (19.5" X 19.5").

Marilyn G Russell said...

These are so cool and pretty. I wish I knew how to sew as well. You make it look so easy.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

I'm thinking they're absolutely gorgeous! xoxo

Rebecca said...

This is a fabulous idea - love it! I'll keep my eye out for pretty napkins from now on :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Fantastic- they look so good and what a savings. Nice work!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

Don't you LOVE World Market?!
These look so great, Sarah! I think you could add a few of these to your Etsy shop.

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

so clever! they look wonderful, just that pop of color..

melissa said...

I love that place and what you have done!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Cheers Doll,

T'was my pleasure and this is a most triumphant DIY.
Ahem, perhaps an Etsy store is in order, n'es-ce-pas?
Air kisses, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Connie said...

I agree with Anita, you should add those to your etsy site. They turned out so well. Quite striking. PS I want the birds and the belt buckle. Really, I'm sending you a check!!!

Tobe @ Two Tall Blondes said...

whaaaa???? brilliant! thanks for sharing, sarah!

Karena said...

Sarah just found this post and have to say I am amazed. Great job!

xoxo
Karena
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