Cut & Stitch – DIY Floor Cushion/Dog Bed

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I could never seem to find a dog bed that I actually liked the look of, and considering our dog Ziggy sleeps in our room I wanted something that matched our bedroom décor. So when I saw this awesome post on the Mandy Made blog (http://mysticmandy.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/giant-floor-pillows.html) I jumped at the chance to make my own.  You could of course use these as floor cushions instead, great in the lounge room for extra seating on movie nights.

I used 90% recycled materials for this one – a vintage tablecloth I already had, stuffed the pillows with a mix of old towels & clothes that were on their way to Vinnies and a couple of cushion inserts I had lying around. The stuffing works better with the rag’s as the dense filling fills out the corners and gives it structure. The only supplies I bought was 2m of the Chevron Print fabric which was on clearance at Spotlight. Total spend for the project = $9!

The size of my pillows varied slightly to Mandy’s simply because that was all the fabric I had! My large one is 25’ x 7’ and the small is 20’ x 6’.

Ziggy is very happy with his new digs!

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Vintage Window Photo Display

A few months back we picked up two vintage window’s from a council clean up with the intention of transforming them into something amazing – a blackboard for the kitchen?

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A cute table?

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Or some garden art?

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In the end we decided to use them to display our favourite photos like so!

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Pick out enough photo’s to fill each segment of your window and head to your local photo printer to have them printed (Note: you can ask for custom sizing over the counter even if it is not offered at the self service machines, we had to request square prints for the smaller segments as this wasn’t a standard size)

Give your window frame and glass a good clean with vinegar & a damp cloth. Allow to completely dry.

Attach your photos to the back side of the glass with invisible double sided tape or spray glue (available at Spotlight).

And your all done, a super easy and quick transformation from household cast off to beautiful decor piece!