Last week I went to an "estate sale." It wasn't a garage sale and it wasn't an auction...so honestly the prices were a bit much for my purposes. But I did find a few things for myself. I don't mind paying a tad more for something I am going to keep.
One thing I found was a beautiful cotton shower curtain...absolutely gorgeous and really heavy and luxurious. Perfect for my "spa" master bathroom (here).
The only problem was when I got it up it just looked too "heavy" for my small bathroom!!!
What to do...it's not like I could take it back....uh-oh!!!!
I loved the look and the texture! It obviously would take some wear and wash since it is a shower curtain. So I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING with it!
I have SIX feather pillows on my bed. Not decorative pillows, but actual sleep pillows. I use 4 of them (seriously, I sleep with 4 pillows) but 2 of them are just too puffy and firm to sleep with so I just use them to prop up when I read!
But I don't like all the froo-froo of shames and the fact that most have to be dry cleaned, so I have just plain ole' pillow cases on them! I keep my bed pretty simple (for very rational reasons I explained here)
So I got to thinking....what a PERFECT and sensible way to dress things up a bit. So I did what I hate to do...drug out the ole' sewing machine and went to work.
I love the look of the grommets.
I made two pillow cases for the big fat feather pillows and two little decorative pillows...all with the grommets showing. I thought about making "shams" but I like the more informal look of cases. I also made 5 little decorative pillows that went in my flea booth! All out of ONE shower curtain!!!!
They really dress up my bed without the froo-froo of shams and the worry of having something on the bed that I can't toss in the washing machine when I spill my coffee on it (yeah, it happens!) My other four still have the ratty but VERY comfy plain cotton cases, but I can hide them behind these two nice ones!
And when I dug out the sewing machine I found all this scrap material....and a ton more in another closet....
....guess it is time to make some more pillows!