Sunday, September 25, 2011

One change leads to another...

I've been thinking for a while now that my old striped Ikea curtains are in need of an update.
Of course, once that thought entered the ol' noggin, it opened a Pandora's box.
If I change the curtains...
Then I'll have to change the pillows...
If I change the pillows...
Then I'll need new throws...
If I change the throws...
You get the idea.
So, the living room update remained an idea in the back of my mind...until...

I stopped at HomeSense the other day to peek at the Halloween goodies.
By way of a small miracle, I passed up all the spooky goodness.

While there, I found these little beauties and brought them home with me.

The rich orange and cool blue...who could resist?
Not I! 
Especially since I had seen this at Anthrolpologie a few days before and sadly left it on the shelf:(
Source: Anthropologie
But, I digress...
The plates were not my only HomeSense treasures.
I also picked up 4 place-mats.
In our house, place-mats are a bit on the useless side.
They get spilled on, stained and then never used again.
So, why did I buy them?
This is why...
 I turned those place-mats into some little pillows.
The pillow in the middle really was a chip bag!
Little pillows adorned with a variety of rosettes.

With that I added some fall d├ęcor to our home...and began the update of the living room.

 Come back and see as the other changes unfold!

I'm linking up...


  1. Love it! It looks so pretty! Placemats are useless in my house too...but they make perfect pillows! Angie xo

  2. SUPER cute!! and they go perfectly on your bench!! :) perfect use of the placemats!

  3. Love them! Just pinned them!!

  4. Those are incredible! I love how rustic the mats are mixed with the bright flower details!

  5. Bravo the pillows look great. I love the transformation and your Autumn decor!

    I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!


    Art by Karena


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