Sunday, September 13, 2009

Old Pillows Reborn

I've had these silk pillows for a while ... You might notice in the lower right corner, there's a stain ... the result of having children. I've actually washed these with no luck. Silk just isn't kid friendly.

I realized that they were just covers for down inserts, so I removed the silk cover and made these from vintage images ...

Leaves ...

And an owl ...

You might think white isn't kid friendly either, but its actually a TON better than silk. These not only have fabric protector on them but they are also washable. My girls do make a mess on the slipcover, but its nothing a washing machine can't handle. I'm not so much a fan of hiding dirt on upholstered furniture.

Check out all the other transformations on Between Naps on the Porch!

29 comments:

  1. Love it! These turned out beautiful!... Love them with the white couch!
    ~Whitney

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  2. WOW! I love it!! Can you tell me how you did them?

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  3. those are so lovely...love the owl.

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  4. I love the pillows and you are right white is kid and pet friendly. A little soak in oxyclean and a good day in the sun will take out most any stain. White is so refreshing it renews the spirit.

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  5. You did a wonderful job...I am having a new give a-way do hope you stop over...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  6. Your pillows turned out great! Such a fresh look! ~Ashley

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  7. Your new pillows are so much prettier than the original silk ones. My favorite is the owl. I've just discovered the spray bottle of Oxyclean... you can watch stains disappear right before your eyes.

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  8. These are beautiful! Can you give a tutorial?

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  9. The pillows are simply beautiful. I love the leaves!!

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  10. Melanie - those are gorgeous! I want them! ;)
    Great job girl!

    Roeshel

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  11. love this look!! i would love a white couch but i'm not brave enough!
    i host a Goodwill party every Wednesday. stop by and join in!!

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  12. I'm a sucker for pillows - love what you have done.

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  13. White on white, I love it! How did you make your pillows? Marla

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  14. You're so creative! The pillows look GREAT!! And you're right about silk not being kid friendly!

    :) T

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  15. This is one of my all time favorite ways to transform the look of a sofa or chair. It is amazing how new pillows..or reworked pillows can make such a difference. I like the look of what you did...very serene.

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  16. Absolutely charming! I love what you did with your pillows. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  17. Love them! I'm partial to owls and really love your version!!!

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  18. I am so in love with gorgeous white slipcovers and your pillows are wonderful. I really like all the different ones you made. Stunning. Hugs, Marty BTW, I am having my 100th post giveaway, I hope you stop in and enter.

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  19. Simply darling...love them, great idea and I loved the post on the white pumpkins too, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  20. Those are really nice! I like the doily one the most. I would love to have white slipcovers, but I dont think I can convince DH.

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  21. I have a stack of pillow inserts and fabrics that need to be turned into pretty pillows!
    I hope they turn out as beautiful as yours!
    Rhonda

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  22. They are beautiful.

    My blog has been growing like gang busters and while that is great I haven't had much time to visit my blog friends. I decided I needed to make some time for some visits, cuz I just missed everyone too much. Come back over for a visit as well.

    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  23. I just love that owl! How did you do it?

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  24. These are gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  25. I love the little doily and lace-y ones, and the vintage prints are so cute too! Nice job rescuing a sad little pillow!

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  26. So vintage modern. I love them!!! Much better than the silk.

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