Sunday, May 30, 2010

NEST- A Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow

There are so many things that inspire me- one of my favorite places to be visually inspired is Pottery Barn. Although I can't afford to fully decorate my home from the store/ catalog, it does inspire me to create my own one of a kind home decor items from the inspiration it stirs up in my mind :). This is my latest PB inspired home decor item-

When browsing through one of my latest PB catalog's, I came across this-
And well...fell in love.

I decided to make my own and save myself $49.00. Considering I had all the supplies on hand and didn't have to spend a dime on this, I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I used burlap instead of linen and luv the look...especially because I'm going to be placing it on a bench on our patio.

Oh, and funny story- at the same time I was making this pillow we had a nest right outside on our patio. The mama/papa birds made refuge on top of one of our patio drapes and a few weeks later we heard baby chirps :). Here are the babies on the day they flew the coop...literally :).
The bench where this pillow is going is right below where the nest is- now that's apropo!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend Nesting!

8 comments:

Decorchick! said...

I LOVE your pillow!! You did a fabulous job, and I think I like yours even better than PB! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. :)

Alyssa said...

That's a fantastic pillow! Very well made.

alyssa
lifeoflyssie.com

junkermidge said...

Love the pillow! I, too, like your version better, and before reading the words thought yours WAS the PB one. It will look great on a bench under the bird's nest. Way to go!
Midge

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How cute! I love the added fringe on yours. It's wonderful! You did a really nice job on the lettering too!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Patty said...

Your pillow IS better than PB! I just had to say hi, and say I enjoyed your story of being a princess. My oldest son met Cinderella at DW when he was 5 and was in loooove! His first crush, and what a great memory for me. Now, he is a teen and I have a nice story to embarass him (ha! the magic keeps on living!) I was also on the Miss America trail many (many) years ago. I tease my kids that I was a beautiful princess and married my Prince and now I scrub floors and wear rags (backwards version) Not really....more like I live happily ever after ;)
God bless your family!
best wishes,
Patty

Jude said...

You've lit such a fire in me to gather the materials together and do a PB knock-off I've been thinking about. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jude from Cape Cod
at dolcecapecod dotblogspot.com

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I love it! I am really digging on the pillows with the words! Your pillows turned out fabulous!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Your pillow looks fabulous! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn