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Linky Love: Pillow Fight!


What's the one household item that most husbands love to hate?  Throw pillows.  Yep, pillows.  For years, I've avoided them knowing my husband's disdain for them.  No more, honey.  We're going to be seeing a lot more pillow action and we're gonna love it, alright? 

Do you remember the cathartic scene from "Along Came Polly" where Ben Stiller destroys all of the accent pillows that he hates?


Yeah, dudes HATE throw pillows.

Technically I'm a wuss because the living room that contains the TV and the manly reclining furniture will still remain without accent pillows with respect to my husband's preferences.  The other living room, however, is going to be my super awesome place with throw pillows.   That's marriage in a nutshell, folks--compromise--and separate spaces.

So check out these awesome DIY pillows from the blogosphere with me 'cause us gals need some pillows in our lives!  Fo' real!

This Anthropologie-inspired bolster is so profesh (Sharon's cool word for professional).  Jessica from Sew Homegrown has mad sewing skills and a great eye for colors and patterns.  Her tutorial makes the pillow seem attainable, but I think the awesomeness of those two fabrics together would be hard to replicate.  Hands down, this is my favorite DIY pillow.

The Color Path pillow is also a creation of Jessica's.  Doesn't it have great texture and color?

The Rosette pillow is a Dwell Studio for Target knock-off by Shelley over at The Westerman Family.  I love Shelley's use of burlap.  Again, texture.  Love it!  Stick it to "the man" and don't buy this pillow at a retail store; make it!

Isn't this Petal pillow precious?  (Aforementioned alliteration almost absolutely accidental). It looks a bit tedious, but it's worth the effort to get results like Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew did.

I had to throw in a crochet option 'cause I'm equal opportunity like that.  Annette from My Rose Valley used a granny square variation called the daisy square and put 'em together on a pillow.  Brilliant?  Yes.  And very cozy looking, too.

So, what's a gal to do with all these DIY pillow options?   Well, put them on your couch, of course!  Marta Writes has a great guide to picking and placing accent pillows.  (Bonus: Marta thinks it's perfectly legit to karate chop your pillows.  Gotta love that!)

DIY painters tape chevron design pillow
Last but not least, Sharon made some pillows just this week that she shared!  Aren't they pretty?  We've each been adding color to our homes and agree that throw pillows are a great (and CHEAP) way to do that.  On a recent Jo-Ann fabric expedition, Sharon and I both bought that flowery accent pillow on the right.  Great minds think alike!  You can see mine on this post.  It was kind of hard to pass up for $10.

Ladies, start your engines and make some pillows.

Gentlemen, stop complaining about the pillows.  Or else.

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6 comments:

  1. Wow, thank you for featuring my pillow!!! Totally cracks me up that you said "stick it to "the man"" because my friend always says that to me when I make something :D

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  2. thanks for the link love girls - you are so sweet. loving this little blog of yours :) and you CAN make a bolster. Yes You CAN!

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  3. Hi there Tristin & Sharon. Thanks for popping by My Rose Valley and featuring My Daisy Square pillow. :D I see you've got some interesting stuff going on here. Will browse through more later when daily cleaning house chores are made and kids cared for a bit on a cloudy Sunday here in Switzerland. I am really flattered to be the crochet choice of this post. Have a lovely day girls. Xxx

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  4. hey girls, great blog!!! keep up the good work!
    xx

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  5. Love those flower petal pillows!! so pretty!

    --Style Interplay

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    1. really great posting, i like pillow fight, you have posted many photos in this blog they are looking so good and make your blog attractive. nice posting keep it up.

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