Hey guys, I’m popping in today to show you my new DIY extra long lumbar pillows! I’ve been on the hunt for really large, long lumbar pillows for my front porch benches since last year.
I’ve tried a few different pillow combos out here, but it always looked messy and busy from the street, so I decided one long pillow was the solution. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to find any that didn’t require a 2nd mortgage on our house (holy cow those things are expensive!), and then one day it hit me that I could make my own with a body pillow!
You know, those full size body pillows that become every pregnant woman’s best friend? The Mr. was actually slightly jealous of mine for a time, because it was the only thing I wanted to snuggle with when I was 9 months pregnant sweating to death in the summer.
So, I bought two body pillow forms on amazon, I think they were around $15? I found this cute blue striped fabric from Spoonflower. It’s not actually outdoor fabric, but these pillows are so far under our porch that they never get wet.
Just a little dusting off was required for my sewing machine (and my sewing skills), but I quickly had myself two cute DIY extra long lumbar pillows. One thing that did make this easier was that I used decorators fabric that was 54 inches wide, so I didn’t need to do any seams. I basically sewed two lines and I’m going to add a piece of velcro on the other side, so I can switch them out with the seasons. The velcro was my brilliant instagram follower’s idea – I just had them safety pinned! You all are SO helpful!
My window boxes are looking pretty good, although we have had a ton of rain here and not much sun, so I feel like they are lagging behind a bit for almost July.
My potted hydrangeas are going strong though. I snagged these pots on Wayfair and spray painted them white because the original grey didn’t look great with the grey tone of the house. I loved the size and shaped of them though. I planted some ivy along with the hydrangeas, and I plan on transplanting these in the fall like I did last year.
It’s coming along out here! I’m still hoping to do a post about our landscaping, (as many of you have requested), but I just happened to snag these few shots before the rain came again.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
SOURCES: (affiliate links used)
Planters – Wayfair
Rug – Ballard Designs
Fabric – Spoonflower
Siding – Vinyl shake by Mastic the color is Natural Slate
Metal Roof – Color is Burnished Slate
Roof Color – Driftwood
Door – Thermatru