Monday, June 17, 2013

Body Pillow or Bench Cushion?


While perusing the aisles of Tar-jay a few weeks ago, I happened upon a brilliant idea!  You see, I have this bench in my mudroom/hallway/laundry room.  I have had it for a few years, and have never felt like forking out the money to buy a cushion for it.  I have thought of making one, but I can’t sew.  So back to Tar-jay, I was browsing and came upon these really cute body pillow cases.  My daughter has a body pillow that spends more time on the floor than on her bed.  It suddenly occurs to me that a body pillow is the exact size of that bench, and that I could use one of those pillow cases to make myself a bench cushion!  They had the most perfect pillow case too!  Here it is.  Why didn’t I think of this years ago?


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I should probably iron it, but I probably won’t. 

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My color scheme is grey and yellow. So are grey and white stripes not perfection down here?

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Keep in mind, this hallway is due for a floor renovation.  The carpet and the 1996 linoleum are saying bye bye. 

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There will be fresh paint.

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These cubbies will get dusted.  Ahem!

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These two storage containers will get a makeover.

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But this cushion, she will stay here with me. 

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I am toying with painting this bench and shelf white.  What do you think?  The alphabet letter's may look like a hot mess to you.  To me, they are my son’s enjoyment to come down here with me while I do laundry. 

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During the school year, this hallway looks like grand central station!  Hopefully it will stay this empty all summer.  Ha!  Doubtful!  But the scarves, boots,  and back packs will be replaced by beach bags flip flops, and beach towels. 

I hope you had a Happy Father’s Day with your special Dad’s and husband’s in your lives!
I am headed to Pittsburgh with the three kiddos to  visit my BFF who lives in up there.  So I am going to make myself scarce for a few days.  Don’t worry, you probably won’t even notice I’m gone. 

I am linking up here:

Pursuit of Functional Home
http://pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/2013/06/live-pin-it-monday-hop13.html



 photo DIY_zpsd8db5e48.jpg
http://www.vmg206.com/2013/06/brag-about-it-link-party-no-9.html



The Dedicated House
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-54.html


Give Me the Goods Monday
http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/06/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-13.html



http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2013/06/more-merrier-monday_16.html





http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2013/06/creative-bloggers-party-hop-115.html



http://www.modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2013/06/mod-mix-monday-106.html


http://bebetsy.com/2013/06/17/brag-about-it-tuesday-link-party-no-9/


Project Inspire{d} Button New
http://www.artsychicksrule.com/2013/06/project-inspired-linky-party-19.html



http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013_06_01_archive.html



House on the Way
http://www.houseontheway.com/twirl-take-a-bow-party-a-giveaway45/




http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/2013/06/pretty-things-link-party-25-and.html


Dagmar's Home Thrifty and Vintage Finds link party
http://dagmarbleasdale.com/2013/06/wordless-wednesday-with-linky-ice-cream-nose/



http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2013/06/transformation-thursday-no-209.html


Inspire Me Please
http://houseofroseblog.com/inspire-me-please-weekend-blog-hop-15/


Remodelaholic


The Shabby Nest
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2013/06/frugal-friday_20.html#more


that diy link party
http://diyshowoff.com/2013/06/23/that-diy-party-diy-22/