Two Words: Restoration Hardware.
Who doesn't love their gorgeous furniture and textiles? I sure do! Anyway, I have been obsessing over the grain sack, vintagey-looking pillows I have been seeing there (and other places), but even with pillow-sewing skilzz.. those grains sacks are not cheap! I do love how they are super neutral, but still have interest. But unfortunately.. out of my budget! (which is approximately zero).
Cue this tutorial from Graphics Fairy.
Now for the fabric:Who here has purchased fabric at Walmart?? LOVE that I can get fabric where I get milk.. Oh how motherhood has changed me! Anyway, they have this great unbleached muslin that is very natural-looking and cheap! ($2.47/yard). I think it was a little "loose" in the weave to get a super clear picture, but I actually like how it looks faded and "used."
Total Restoration Hardware cost: $32.. not bad.. but that is the SALE price, AND just the cover!!
Total Rachel-ation Cheapware cost: Approx $1.50 for fabric + $0.10 for photocopy + $5.99 for the Citra Solv (I found an online coupon and have 95% of the bottle left, so I maybe used $0.50 worth). I also found a nice, down pillow in the clearance section at TJ Maxx. I bought it to unzip and use the Down form inside. That was $1.00. Total: $3.10
Now that I know that I can do this, I am on the hunt for great graphics to use on other projects... just think.. dress froms, lampshades, tote bags!!!! The options are limitless! Next time I would do a mitered edge to make it a closer mimic of the RH pillows.
p.s. you may have noticed that I am amping up the projects lately.. I am redecorating my family room. I will have to post a picture with a breakdown of the cost so you can all know how cheap I really am!!!