Friday, March 21, 2014

Vintage Sugar Bag Pillow

I always have a long list of projects to work on for my home. (Don't we all?) One that I have sadly had on my list for several years, is to turn some old sugar bags into pillows. Well, this week I finally made one of them! I thought I would pop in here to share it with you.

Before this, I had it wrapped around a pillow with safety pins but didn't have it on the couch or chairs much. Kinda tacky I know ;)

It was super easy to make into a pillow cover. I made it into an envelope style so that I could easily take it off to wash. With two small kids, a husband and a dog this is definitely a good thing!
You are getting a small glimpse into my *almost fully decorated* living room. I have been trying to get it finished to do a room reveal post, but I still want to add a few things here and there. (It won't be completely finished when I do the room reveal as we have crown molding and some other big projects to tackle in here in the future.)
I have to give a huge thank you to all of you who came to give me tips, advice and compliments on my "decorating fail". I will definitely be trying that idea elsewhere. I am thinking inside my mantel at some point (but we are in the process of moving it to our bedroom - it is big, so it is taking us awhile to finally get it in there!). 

I mentioned in my last post that I finished the corner shelf. I added my favorite dark brown burlap to it and filled it with some farmhouse inspired decor. Here is a sneak peek:
I will share it in full next week...along with my full living room hopefully! 

(For those interested in seeing more of my vintage photo collage wall click here.)

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Till next time {hope you will come and link up with my next Sundays at Home link party! Opens Saturday at 4pm until Thursday at 4pm EST}
~Alice W.

16 comments :

  1. Love this! I see these bags all the time at the flea market. Now I know what to do with them!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Yes, I am so glad I finally did it. I will definitely be making more!

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  2. Your pillows look fantastic and I love your wall of photos too! They look great with a few tucked behind the mirror a bit and the light switch adds interest. What a great way to make a light switch actually look good! I would love to see some close-up photos of this wall...genius!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thanks Gigi! I have posted about the photo collage wall a couple of times if you want to take a look:http://thoughtsfromalice.blogspot.com/p/house-projects.html

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  3. Looks gorgeous! I love that you added the folding shutters on the window behind the couch, very cute idea!! Keep up the good work!

    Love,
    Mom

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    1. yeah, I think they definitely made the window cuter :) except they both go the same way haha. oh well

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  4. The pillow is so cute! I am having a renewed love affair with leather...love the soft buttery feel of it! Your corner cabinet is perfect, I love all the farmhouse touches. I'm so looking forward to seeing the whole room!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Me too! I always wanted white sofas and chairs but then I had two babies in two years and that was out! I really love the look of worn leather these days. And this set is great because they are actually faux suede microfiber so I can clean up the messes easily :)

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  5. Your pillow looks great and I love the colours and textures you are using in your living room. I'm going to follow so that I don't miss more updates. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely pop over and visit your blog asap!

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  6. Love it Alice! Makes me want to lie my head on it, Sugar. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Love the photo wall, the over sized dark comfy chair, and the book case vignettes.
    I really love your gathered and collected feel, comforting and calming.

    Xx
    Doré

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  8. Almost forgot to mention the Sugar sack pillow, now all you need is a spice sack and you can add a pillow... " Sugar and Spice and everything nice"

    I visit you and then leave looking around to what I can add or take away from my look that would inspire your feeling to my home.
    I want to get back to making pillow covers after being inspired by yours :)

    Xx
    Doré

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  9. Love this pillow. Very cute. That leather chairs says "come sit and relax and curl up with a good book". I can't wait to see the whole living room.
    Kris

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