Thursday, September 3, 2009

quickest cushions ever...


Spring is well and truly here and we are in the mood for thinking of quick, easy and cheap ways that we can add that spring feeling to our homes. A bunch of fresh flowers never fails to do the trick, as does a change of cushions and bedding.

JJ purchased an old rocking chair recently at an antique store and it was just begging for a pretty vintage-y feel cushion to bring it to life. Having seen some pretty ones at big designer prices JJ decided to make her own with some lovely Heather Bailey floral fabric she had purchased. Thinking of a way to avoid the dreaded zips, JJ cleverly used the backs of some old cushion covers she was going to throw away, which also meant she could use less of her pretty new material. Completed in less than five minutes each, all that required was a straight edge stitch around the four sides. An almost instant transformation!


5 comments:

viera said...

Florals are popping out everywhere, now. Lovely fabric.
I wouldn't be able to do the zip so this is such a great idea.
Very clever.

Raquel said...

Neat tip - just bought some lovely floral fabric for cushions, so will use this handy cheat straight away!

Brabourne Farm said...

So clever! They look fabulous on the old rocking chair - perfect for a lovely spring afternoon. Leigh

Porchlight Interiors said...

So pretty and fresh for spring! Happy weekend! Tracey xx

Gabrielle said...

I LOVE those fabrics! Oh wow!

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