I have been on a mission since we moved into our house last April to lighten my style up a little. I love rich tones, but I have lived with red in almost every room for quite some time now and I am over it. Like, way over it! So, the room with the most red left is the living room. I have been wanting some new pillows, but didn't want to spend $30 - $50 for new ones when I am still somewhat in transition. So I remembered an idea I saw while blog stalking sometime around Christmas where someone turned a place mat into a pillow. I wish I could remember which blog it was but I can't.
Anyway, I cam across this cute place mat while in Target yesterday.
Seriously.... are you ready for just how easy this is??
Rip a little of the seam that connects the front to the back.
And stuff! I used the stuffing from the awful pillows that came with our couch. Then stitch it back together. Since the place mat had already been top stitched all the way around I just zipped mine through my sewing machine, but you could easily hand stitch it as well.
I added the extra step of scotch guarding the pillows since my children are gross :) and the pillows are such a light color.
It really took about 30 minutes and cost me all of $8.00 for the place mats! Love it!