Most of you probably know that we spent pretty much all of last year selling our home, moving into a tiny apartment, and then finally moving into our new home. Whew – I’m so glad that’s all over. We are LOVING our new home and, more importantly, our new neighborhood.
I am telling the truth … we had been in our new home for all of 5 minutes before someone hollered across the street, “Welcome home!” A few minutes later, another family stopped by to say hello and welcome. After only two hours, we had been greeted EIGHT times!!! This may not seem all that ground-breaking to those of you who’ve been living in Pleasantville all your life – but for us…this was a miracle!!! We lived in our former home for almost 6 years, and we were always greeted by people looking the other way when they walked by- even if they were on the same side of the sidewalk!!!
So, anyway, while we were waiting to move in, I whipped up a little diddy I call my Address Pillow. I knew I was going to put our old Ikea benches on the front porch. I knew I did not want to paint them. Alas, I also knew they needed painting! So, I decided to amp them up a bit by putting a large pillow with our street address on one of them.
I don’t know about you, but I really really like the pillow. Another true story – when I meet people in the neighborhood, they invariably say, “OH, yours is the house with the pillow!” I grin. Inside I do a little jump and skip combo.
here’s the breakdown:
Time: This project probably took about an hour. I didn’t get too caught up in making my numbers perfect, I just enjoyed the process. You’ll need to make two pillows – one for the lining and the other for the outside, so it takes a little extra time.
Cost: Hmmm. Felt – about $2 because I bought the good stuff. Fabric – I purchased better ticking than I usually would since it’s an outside pillow, so I think I paid about $10. NOTE: I will make 2 pillows with that fabric, though. So, the real cost is $5 … bringing the pillow’s total to a whopping $7. Bam.
So, whattya think? Are you going to make one????