Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: A Frenchy Burlap Pillow and Spring Decor

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A Frenchy Burlap Pillow and Spring Decor

Hey there, Chic-sters!  (I just gave all of you bloggy friends a new nickname, hope you like it!)  I also hope all of you moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I spent it with my sweet boys outside on a beautiful day, couldn't ask for more than that. :)

Anywho, do any of you feel like May is slipping away way too quickly?  Tomorrow is half way through the month, half way! Since May is the last official month of Spring I need to hurry up and share my Spring decor.  Pronto!

I had some TJ Maxx gift cards burning holes in my pocket and was so happy to find this fabulous Frenchy burlap pillow for my kitchen. (yes, a pillow for my kitchen, for all those times I can lay down and relax in my kitchen.  yeah, right)

burlap home decor

Don't you love it??  I do even though it smells kinda funny because burlap just has that funny smell.  Good thing I'm never going to sleep on it.  I wonder what it says?  Hopefully not any French curse words...

Anyway, I know there are all kinds of tutorials out right now on how to make a burlap pillow and then image transfer via freezer paper (or something like that?)

But you Chic-sters know me, if I can buy it cheaper than I can make it, I'm buying it 'til the cows come home.  This pillow was less than $17 (and I had a gift card so it was free to me!)  and for all the supplies and time it would've taken me to make it, it would have definitely been more than $17 bucks.

I think sometimes it's easy for us bloggers to get so caught up in all the DIY goodness that we assume things are cheaper to make than to buy, but there are deals to be found!  Anytime I DIY it always, ALWAYS costs more than I assume it will.

To go along with my new burlap kitchen pillow I pulled out all my decorative green goodies for Spring. So not to bore you with a million pictures in one post, I'm going to split it up my spring decor between a few posts.  The suspense will be killing you I'm sure. ;)

I'll start with my kitchen sideboard.  For the past couple Springs I've been using my green birds on candle holders with flower nests. 

spring decor birds

I needed to change it up this year and I've added some lamps to the table and now the birds are too tall to fit with the lamps anyway.  I decided to use my cloches and some greenery since green is my accent.

I tried to put the domes on cake stands but it just wasn't working.  I decided to just set them on the table but the bases blended in with the dark table top.

domes cloche decor plants

I added the funky zebra runner to make the bases of the greenery stand out on the dark table.  The runner was a clearance find at TJ Maxx, $3 bucks.  It was too long and instead of cutting it down and sewing up the edge I just folded it in half and now it fits perfectly and I can still use it on a longer table.  Besides, you guys know I don't sew!

home decor

Shameless Giveaway Plug:  My cloches are very clean and streak free thanks to my new Shaklee Basic H window cleaner and window cleaning cloth, go HERE to enter to win one of 5 samples!

spring home decor

My Spring sideboard decor is complete!

And, my Frenchy burlap pillow is part of this vignette which you can see below.

spring kitchen decor

See, I definitely needed a pillow in my kitchen.  Now I can just plop down there and take a little nap anytime on my comfy new pillow right in my kitchen.  I'm sure my kiddos won't mind or bother me while I'm resting.  ;)

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  1. I love the plants under the cloches! Cute little burlap pillow too and I TOTALLY agree that sometimes DIY costs WAY more than a great bargain. Plus you never know how it will turn out when you DIY. You may not even be happy with the end result, especially if you are critical of your own handiwork. (which most of us are)

  2. Oh I love your cloches. How fabulous and the greenery is perfect. Gorgeous vignette and I totally love that runner. I really do like the candlesticks and the birds too. Hugs, Marty

  3. I agree, sometimes it is less expensive to just buy. Plus, no frustrations that it is not what I was seeing in my head. Love you vignette - cloches and greenery just perfect.

  4. Super cute. I've been wanting some cloches for the same thing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Love your cloche display, Kate! You've combined two of my favorite tabletop items ~ topiaries and cloches. Great pillow! I'm with you. If it costs less to buy it over making it, it's a no-brainer.

  6. Love the cloche vignette! So pretty! Love the new pillow, too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ohmygoodness! I love the decorations! And also loved how you didn't cut down the runner - good call. Now it can be used somewhere else. Gorgeous home, you have!

  8. Graciousness... I love the cloché- Absolutely beautiful.

    I so inlove with your burlap pillow.

    Happy mid-week.

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

  9. Love your cloches!!! Beautiful!


  10. Lovelovelove that wine rack/sideboard! Beautiful & multipurpose!

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