I made this pillow about 20 years ago and, trust me on this, it was really neat once upon a time. I spotted this fabric framed and hanging on the wall in a thrift store. When I got closer I realized it was vintage barkcloth. Well, of course, I had to rescue it and give it a loving home! I took it out of the frame, added cotton fringe, and made it into a throw pillow. It lived happily there on my sofa until it finally succumbed to the husband's relentless elbow. Truth be told, it succumbed about two holes ago but I just couldn't let go....
I made up my mind I wanted to recover the pillow with an animal print to give the room a pop of something that wasn't flowers but I hadn't made it to the fabric store yet. Yesterday I stopped at K-Mart for a quick errand on my lunch hour. K-Mart is 5 minutes from my office and they have lots of stuff you need, you know?? So I'm dashing and here is this big, heavy terrycloth bath towel sitting there on an end-cap [imagine picture of light bulb here] ON SALE. Plush and perfectly cozy and $6.99. I rummaged around in my stash and came up with a 14" metal zipper - not really the right kind - but I made it work. No, it's not very creative and certainly not "artsy" but I think it will be pretty sturdy and comfy for the husband and checked off the to-do list.
Now about that old barkcloth pillow cover... I should probably take it straight out to the trash can but there are still some good parts... you know? Plus I have about 1/3 of the big towel left!
I'm going to link up with Frugal Friday over at The Shabby Nest. I haven't joined in on that blog party before so click along with me and let's meet some new friends!