New Silky Living Room Pillow

I have been admiring silk pillows lately and wishing for one to magically pop into my house. So far that hasn’t happened but it hasn’t stopped me from desiring one :) I especially love all of the silk pillows that West Elm has to offer (see some here, here, and here) and I just can’t seem to get them out of my head. Then yesterday I happened to spot this fabric at Joann’s. One look and that was all it took, I was in love:

It may not be silk, but it’s silky :) I really loved the colors and how it looks a bit like a watercolor. At first I thought it would make a cute shirt but then I thought of how amazing it would look in my living room. And the price? $6 a yard and then 50% off. I bought a yard, a steal for only $3! Yay for me :) Now I kind of wish I had bought more, I just might have to go back.

Here is my pillow:

Isn’t it adorable? I actually made this one with a zipper which I don’t normally do because I am lazy but I figured it might be a good idea. Plus I like how they look with a zipper better. I also made sure it was nice and plump since the last pillow I made felt very frumpy and lumpy.

I really love how it dresses up the couch a bit with its silky texture.

Here is a shot with all of the pillows in the background.

I ended up putting away the other pillow I made for now because they don’t go good together but I’m sure it will make an appearance again later. I enjoy swapping things out every now and again :)

I had really been dragging my feet about living room pillows and not really making any commitments to anything in particular because I hadn’t found anything that really felt right. Until now. This fabric was what I had been waiting for. That is how much I love it. I’m so glad because now I feel like I can move on with some other projects in the room that I have put off simply because I didn’t have direction.

Pillow love :) Maybe I will make another one for the chair on the other side of the room. Or maybe I will make that shirt I thought it would be cute for. Or, I will go and get some more of this wonderful fabric and make both!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend and enjoy the 4th of July!!