The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cheap and Easy Couch Make Over

As I was browsing a thrift store before picking up the kids from school yesterday....I came across a quilt that had been cut up into 2 pieces.  Both pieces were $7 and with my usual decision making (meaning I have no idea what I might use them for but I will get them and figure it out later) I bought them and brought them home.

After washing and drying I did a zig zag stitch around both pieces.  Light bulb moment- What if I wrap the quilts around my couch and chair.

It isn't permanent but I thought it was a cheap update.  I am sure I will get tired of it soon so I will reuse the quilt pieces somewhere else or make something with them.

Joining Linda @ Coastal Charm


  1. Very Clever and I like that they can still be reused for something else.
    Love old quilts!
    Thanks for stopping by,
    sweet pickles and chocolate

  2. very nice...
    quilts @ thrift stores always makes me wonder who made it...was it a gift...what's the story of the quilt?!?

  3. I think it looks terrific!
    I've done the same thing with one of our fugly couches around here.
    Great job!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  4. A great way to refresh your space! Love shopping the house. What a pretty blog - glad to find you! Thanks for visiting me too at Shine Your Light. :)

  5. Good thinking! I think quilts are works of art anyway. You surely got your money's worth! Linda

  6. What pretty colors! They were a great find. I like how you used them today. Isn't it so much fun to change things around and find a new place for them! I am the same way :)

  7. What a THRIFTY idea...looks GREAT! Happy to see you at NTT!


  8. I just love quilts and there are so many things you can do with them. 14 dollars is a great bargain. It looks really great!

  9. Hi Jody!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my last post! Thanks for checking out my friend's site, too.

    I love your idea for the quilt pieces! Great find! Oh, and I went and looked through your Etsy shop and I LOVE that sweet little coffe pot! It's adorable...I will be thinking about picking that one up!

    Have a great weekend,


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