A couple months ago, my husband’s aunt got new living room furniture and offered us her old stuff. It was 10 or 15 years old, but we liked it better than our own mis-matched pieces, so we happily accepted. We now have a couch, chair, loveseat, and footrest – all matching!
What didn’t match was our throw pillows. Our old couches were tan, and our pillows were shades of brown and red. The new furniture is shades of grey and blue, so there was a lot of clashing going on:
Last fall, I bought a king size blue sheet at a thrift store to make curtains for our son’s room. I had a lot of leftover fabric, so yesterday I spent less than an hour to whip up covers for our pillows:
Much better, I think! The covers are as simple as can be – no zippers or buttons, I just made the back out of two overlapping pieces of fabric. Here’s a picture that shows the back of one of them:
The best part is that they are easy to take off and wash. And our living room looks a lot better. Not bad for leftover fabric… I spent $6 on that sheet, and ended up with curtains and three pillow covers.