5.23.2011

Lumbar Pillows

Recently a friend of mine gave me a few yards of fabric.  She has an issue with fabric just like I do.  She thought it would go great in our casual living room since it is very similar to the fabric I used on these wingback chairs. 


It's a wool herringbone and very similar in color the the wool on the chairs.  


I have seen lumbar pillows popping up everyone and I really wanted to add one to each of the love seats in our casual living room. I was inspired by the following images. 

via Apartment Therapy 

via Apartment Therapy 

via Southern Living 

via The Little Green Notebook


And here they are......


I still need to add a little more stuffing and stitch the bottoms closed.  I would have really liked to add piping, but I'm just not there yet.  My mom is in town this weekend and if we get a chance,
I would like to take little sewing lesson from her. 


Since I am so fickle when it comes to decor and fabric, I'm pleased with the outcome and the price tag ($0).  Like I said, the fabric was given to me and I had plenty of stuffing on hand.  If I change my mind about them in a few months, I won't feel bad.  For now, I'm loving them.

Completely off the subject of lumbar pillows:
We had a strange start to our weekend.  My parents came in town to watch the kiddos while my husband and I went away on Saturday to celebrate his birthday.  They brought along my 9 year old nephew and my 6 year old niece.  On Friday night, I suddenly woke up around 2:30 a.m.  I noticed quite a few lights on so I got up to check things out.  I heard water running in my boys' bathroom and when I went in there, the tub was running and was full of scalding hot water.  I immediately panicked and yelled for my husband.  We went to check on the kids and they were all sound asleep.  Apparently, my nephew and niece have a habit of sleep walking and one of them must have wanted to take a bath in the middle of the night.  Thank goodness he or she didn't actually get in the tub since the water was scalding hot.  I had a really hard time going back to sleep that night for fear that one of them would get up again.  The next morning, neither one of them had any recollection of this.  Scary!

I am linking to:

Savvy Southern Style
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Shabby Nest
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple

4 comments:

  1. So cute! I recently made some lumbar pillows as well! So easy - http://houseography.blogspot.com/2011/04/simple-diy-pillow-covers.html

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  2. Love your lumbar pillows, and you can't beat the pricetag :). What a scary thing to happen Friday night, thank goodness no one was hurt.

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  3. OH MY GOSH! How frightening!!! That is crazy! I guess I should be grateful my kids don't sleep walk! Yikes!!!

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