If you were to come over to my house you would probably think I’m a neat freak. And you would be mostly right. I definitely have OCD issues when it comes to clutter on the counter, dishes in the sink or pillows on the floor. What you wouldn’t see though, is that if you open any closet door or drawer in our house you are likely to be risking bodily harm as something is liable to fall and knock you out. I totally shove things in the closets and slam the door hoping to avoid an avalanche.
What does this have to do with pillows you ask? Well I tend to toss things in drawers or closets just to get rid of the clutter and then promptly forget all about it. So the other day when I was looking for a tape measure in my red buffet (which I didn’t happen to find, but I did find our missing hammer, so I don’t need to use my kitchen meat mallet for hanging things anymore – score!) I came across these cute napkins I bought at Anthropologie on clearance this past fall.
Hello long lost lovers! I had totally forgotten that I snagged these for $4 a piece and was planning to make throw pillows out of them. I immediately ditched my measuring tape hunt, not sure what I even needed it for since I was folding laundry, (scary peek into the pinball machine that is my brain, I know) and I got my sewing machine out.
I had a few other plain white cloth napkins in the drawer that were the same size (so what if at my next dinner party I have to hand out paper towels instead of a matching set of napkins, I was on a throw pillow mission!). I pinned them together inside out, sewed them up and voila!
Well, I make that sound like it was a breeze, when in actuality I spent a good 20 minutes just untangling my hair that I accidently sewed to the pillow, but the important part is I actually finished them.
I love the deep blue tones in here with our lighter blue walls and the pop of reds. It makes me so ready for summertime.
And they go nicely with the plates I have in the kitchen from Anthropolgie too. It is the best store to find little unique things. They still have the white and blue patterned napkins if you want to make your own you can find them (affiliate link) here.
Couch – hand me down from mom, it was custom made at a local store
Wall color – Brittany Blue by Benjamin Moore
coffee table – thrift store find
basket on table – mom’s house ;)
Rug – Pottery Barn
Nesting tables – TJ Maxx
Dining Table – World Market