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After creating our headboard last year, I have been shuffling around pillows never really loving the outcome.  Well, after {cough cough} eight months, I finally decided to make my own.  

I could never find the right fabric, in the right color, at the right time... Sound familiar?!?  So when I pinned this lovely pillow a few days ago I got inspired.

Greek Key Fretwork Ivory Linen with Jute 20 Pillow by thfabricate, $80.00
{ Image via THFabricate, Linen & Jute Pillow Cover $80 }

I had scored some natural ribbon a while ago on clearance, thinking I would sit on it until Christmas.  Wouldn't you know it was the perfect shade of gray.  Now I just needed fabric for the pillow covers.  While looking around Homegoods, I thought about a post Beth { one of the nicest fellow bloggers out there } recently did on Home Stories A to Z.  She showed how you can make pillow covers made from fabric napkins.  I too have napkin pillows in our living room, but needed something larger than a napkin.  Voila!  A table cloth!! Plus it was only $9.99 for roughly 2 yds of fabric.  I instantly came home a sewed two basic pillow covers.

Because my ribbon was fairly thick, I cut it in half (doubling my yield) & decided to use the decorative frayed edge to my advantage.  I tried the overlapping fretwork pattern, but felt a simple border suited the room better.  I simply attached the ribbon using some StitchWich, mitering the corners added a more professional look.  I added a few stitches in the corners to be sure they were secure.

I have another confession, we haven't had a bed skirt in eight months either!  Craziness.  But again, price, style, decorating A.D.D... I digress, well I was able to find one on the same Homegoods trip.  It's amazing how quickly a room comes together with just a few finishing touches!

Have you customized your own pillows?  Share your links, I'd love to see them!

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  1. They look beautiful! You are very talented. Your entire room looks amazing! Megan

  2. Really beautiful! I really like how you did the trim.

    Your headboard is the most incredible one I've seen...and I've looked at a lot. You did an amazing job on it! The design, the fabric, nail heads ~ just superb.

    I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your fabulous home. The snapshots so far are truly gorgeous! I'm trying to decide on a new look for my you mind me asking about your white bedding? I'd just love to know.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    1. Thank you very much Pat! I studied every tutorial I could come across before we tackled ours.

      Our white bedding was purchased three+ years ago... & has held up amazingly well! It is still available through West Elm.

      There are numerous others out there that are similar, but I will say that a friend had the Target version & was not happy with how it held up over time.

      Welcome to the hunt!

  3. i want the big white pillows to finish the day bed

    1. We can totally find you some Euro Shams M! They are everywhere!!

  4. Your room has come out gorgeous! What a beautiful room to wake up in : )

  5. Totally empathizing again ... this time with why it took you a long time to find a bed skirt. Sometimes I know exactly what I want but can't find it in the right size/price/color/style combo. So frustrating. If I buy a "just for now" substitution, my husband sees no reason to change it down the road when I find the "just perfect" version because to him, the original version works just fine.


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