Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: A Bee Pillow for Me!

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A Bee Pillow for Me!

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I have been admiring from afar many French inspired burlap-ish stenciled  pillows.  I've seen lots of stencil how-to's in blogland but never actually tried it.  Maybe because I already have 6000 other projects going on... I'm trying to be very picky about starting something new.  Plus, did I really need another decorative pillow??  Don't answer that.

I came across this lovely bee pillow at TJ Maxx, I happily swiped it up since I had a Mother's Day gift card burning a hole in my pocket.  Plus, it was super cheap!  I could buy more with my gift card!  Woot Woot!!

I love how it pulls the colors from my damask curtains and softens the look of our leather chair.

To make this pillow I found a similar stencil for sale online for $14.99, plus I would've had to buy fabric paint ($5), a stencil brush ($3) and a pillow ($10, if I was lucky to find the right color for that cheap).  It would've cost me approximately $35 to make (plus my precious time) and I bought it for less than $15 (with a gift card no less). 

So, this it the anti-diy project.  Why spend your time making it when you can pay half to buy it (and use a gift card!)!  Ha! :)

I realize you can't always find what you want for the right price and if that's the case, by all means, make it yourself.

I just happened to get lucky!  Hope you do too!! :)

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  1. I love anything with a bumblebee design on it - gorgeous find!

    Jem xXx

  2. LOVE the pillow Kate and LOVE TJ Maxx and Home Goods too!! Martina

  3. ok now I want to go to TJ Max, I have a gift card too!

  4. This pillow is great!! I love that it looks like it is from a boutique or something. Making me really want new pillows for my couch!


  5. I'm all about DIY, b/c usually, it is cheaper. BUT, if you can find it for a bargain w/out having to DIY, go for it! Love the pillow!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  6. Yowzas, you scored on that, chick! I'm usually a DIY chick, but I'm also cheap. I'm right there with ya, I would have bought it too! I wonder if our TJ Maxx has that pillow. Hmmmmmmm.

  7. I am a big fan of TJMAXX, Marshalls, Home goods.
    I saw this pillow and loved it to. I went with the french script ones. But Love the bee on yours!

  8. This is adorable! Love!

  9. I have been looking for the same queen bee pillow for so long. I finally found one I love at HomeGoods. (DIY is great but sometimes it's better to have someone else do the work.)

  10. Very cute! Love the little bee! I also have those same curtains in my dining room! <3 them!

  11. LOL! I'm looking to get some pillows for my couch and I've looked at material and just can't find anything I really like and can't bring myself to do this job...SOOOO, I LOVE the anti-DIY idea...Thanks!


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