Thursday, May 1, 2014

Adding A Monogram Or Two

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I’ve been craving some updates, but as you’ve heard me say “budget” is our key word this year!  Last year I made up these pillow covers for pillows in our master bedroom.  I used a toile on the front and just plain Osnaberg fabric on the back.

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This allowed me to give a couple of existing pillows a new look to work better with our master bedroom.

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I could use the pillows as reversible, even with the plain fabric back, but thought it could use a little something.  I decided to add a monogram using my husband’s first initial and mine.  I purchased these from Winged Images on Etsy.Antique French Monogram Letter M Instant Download Digital Image No.229 Iron-On Transfer to Fabric (burlap, linen) Paper Prints (cards, tags)

Antique French Monogram Letter K Instant Download Digital Image No.227 Iron-On Transfer to Fabric (burlap, linen) Paper Prints (cards, tags)

So now whenever the mood hits {including the mood that has me make our bed totally up on occasion}, I can either have the toile side show or the monogram side show. 

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The lumbar pillow in the middle works with them both ways, because I used the Osnaberg for the pillow itself and the toile for the ruffles on the side.

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A change I was able to make for, literally, a couple of dollars {the cost of the images}!

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19 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! Love the monogram font. Really elegant.

Jeanine

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty Kathy! You can never go wrong with a monogram! Those are just gorgeous.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely ADORE the upgrade - well done, Kathy - love love love those monograms. I kinda like Ms too - o ur monogram is MmM

Three M's - that's us lol!

Cynthia said...

OMG Kathy, I love these so much!! Can I be pushy and ask you when we move in the new house would you make these for me?? Obviously, I will pay you. I would love a C and J for our house.

Cynthia

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

So great! The monogram images are so elegant. I keep meaning to get some osnaburg fabric (you're the first person I ever heard talking about it) but I haven't managed to get any yet:)Nice job. xoKathleen

Cindy Ritchie said...

Those are SO Pretty! I will have to check out the Etsy shop. You did a great job on them but then everything you sew is so fantastic. I envy you sewers out there!

Carolyn said...

Smart! I love the monograms and the toile too.

Carolyn

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those are beautiful Kathy..

I had that font at one time but have no idea what I did with it..
if I find it, I'll email it to you..
I know monogramed pillows would be hot sellers for you.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Ooh, love the monograms, Kathy. And of course I love toile, too. :)

Stacey said...

Kathy, your monograms are beautiful! That was such a smart way to do something new and affordable.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Those are gorgeous monograms. I will definitely check out this Etsy shop. I buy a lot of images of off Etsy. I love that your pillows are reversible.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, Your pillows are gorgeous and just the update that really makes a new look. You did an amazing job and so talented my friend.
Have a great Weekend and see you Sunday!!
XO

Debbiedoos said...

Those are gorgeous pillows Kathy! Those would cost a fortune in the catalogs. How beautiful a job you did!

lynn said...

really sweet pillows, kathy:) hope your weekend is great!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Oooooooooo! Love both sides!
Happy weekend,
Lin

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love monograms and your's are stunning! What a fabulous idea! Your pillows are so pretty and versatile.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The pillows are really pretty!

Claire Rose said...

I am a monogram lover so these pillows struck my fancy! They look beautiful and the toile is another favorite of mine-thanks for sharing a beautiful idea on a budget!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the monogram pillows and I had to laugh...I seldom make my bed, I just pull the covers back and skip all the pillows...except when I am having company!

Carol

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