Our Guest Contributor today is Meaghan from Unexpected Grace. She has been working on a great “Renters Challange” series, with great advice and ideas. You should check out her blog. Here is Meaghan’s project:
I am loving me some lazy Saturday. Ross is at the UK vs. Auburn basketball game (he is a diehard UK fan) its raining and I am enjoying every minute of me time. Not job searching, cleaning, or studying. Instead I have made some fabulous pillows.
During a trip to Pier 1 I found a fabric that pretty much sums me up. It was love at first site. Unfortunately, I had no need for placemats. However, there was a table runner to replace my Christmas one on the buffet table. Then it hit me…. I can make pillows from place mats!
Lucky for me the placemats were made using two pieces of fabric. I ripped a tiny hole in the seam binding the two pieces. Then I stuffed the inside with some leftover polly-fill I happened to have on hand and used some fabric glue to bind back the tiny hole. The table runner ended up only costing me $6.00 and the two placemats were $2.48 each. What a steal! I placed the pillows on some extra chairs given to me by my mom in our “dining room”. The new fabric really helps to separate or living and dining spaces.