I have this thing where I buy stuff I won’t use right away so I can put it away for later. We’ve talked about it, most people (Joe included) call it hoarding. Well, a couple years ago I bought a tablecloth at Homegoods; it was too big for any table we owned, but the floral fabric was just too pretty to pass up. I kept it shoved away in a drawer until recently when I came across it and decided that it makes more sense to use the fabric for something now rather than wait til someday when we have a table to fit it, so that’s just what I did: I made pillowcases!
I was contacted by Pillow Cubes to see if I wanted to try their pillow forms, and couldn’t say no since I love using random fabric scraps to make unique pillowcases (remember the one I made out of a dishtowel?). I’m happy to say the pillow forms sent to me were great quality so I feel totally comfortable recommending them to my fellow crafters and DIYer’s. They used to only sell them in bulk for designer use but recently have made them available individually, and I’m excited to offer a personalized discount code to you! Fill up your shopping cart and use code DomesticLife10 to receive 10% off your order! I used the 16×16″ Eco-Friendly forms, but they have so many options and sizes to pick from.
The tablecloth fabric is a really pretty blue floral with bright wildflowers of all different colors, so it’s great for this time of year. I used this tutorial that I use to make all my pillowcases and whipped up two for our bedroom. I like to rotate pillows throughout the house so it’s good that these match our couch downstairs too.
Our bedroom is a bit of a hodgepodge of things from here and there. We’ve been here two years and I still haven’t figured out exactly what I want to do up there. The house has dormers so the ceilings are slanted upstairs, which limits what we can do furniture wise. Basically all I’ve decided on is the bed frame. I had blue curtains leftover from when they used to hang in our back room, and I originally hung them upstairs on a whim just to block some of the bright morning light out (and get the dogs to sleep later), but decor wise, I think they’ve actually worked out pretty well. I picked up a blue striped lumbar pillow from Marshall’s to tie the look together a bit, and I like how it’s all come together, a little bit masculine and feminine at the same time. There’s still a lot to do (I haven’t even painted up here once) but I always think that having the bed pretty and made makes falling asleep easier, so at least that’s one thing done.
Now our bed looks so bright and summery. This will last us a couple months until I decide to switch it up with some harvesty colors for fall!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive samples from Pillow Cubes for my review. Opinions are my own.