Winter Beach Lodge Living Room Part 2 (No Sew Pillow & Reupholstered Chairs)



Today I have to admit that I am slightly nervous.

Our Winter Beach Lodge Living Room is complete, so I am ready to reveal more of what I have done.

So, why am I nervous?

I’ve never done this before, silly.

I’m not trained in design, nor do I study the rules designers use.

I go by my gut.  That’s it.

So, my makeovers are truly a piece of me.  They are part of my heart.  Out there.  In the open.

For everyone to see.  To judge.  To love.  To not love.  EEK!

Last weekend my family visited us and they saw the transformation.

They loved it.

I hope you do too.


First up, is my first ever, pillow.

I do not sew.  I do not want to sew.

This pillow requires no sewing.


new sew pillow

I must tell you that I found this pretty fabric at a thrift store for $3.

I instantly fell in love with the colors.

The yellow, the deep grey, the fabulous turquoise.

Also a pattern I don’t see everyone using over and over.

Then I recalled a blog post from a gal named, Virginia.

She posted  “How to Make a Pillow with Glue” back in April.

I knew I had to try it one day.

After I found this fabric, I knew it was time.

Perfect colors for our “Winter Beach Lodge Living Room”.

I only made one, and will use it for an accent pillow.  The kids love it.

Virginia’s pillows are fantastic.  If you really want to try this, I suggest following her tutorial up there.

When I made mine, I used Liquid Stitch and I measured, but not perfectly.

pillow w no sewing

New Sew Pillow


Did you notice how cute that pillow looks on that chair?

Do you recognize the chair?

Maybe this will jolt your memory…

papa's chairs

Last Winter, I decided to reupholster my Grandfather’s chairs.

I asked which fabric you liked better.

They both received votes, but in my heart, I knew I was going to change it again.

I wasn’t completely satisfied yet.

Our “Winter Beach Lodge Living Room” allows for more space because I sold our HUGE sectional on Craig’s list.

These chairs fit in better now.

I knew I wanted them to shine.  I knew they needed more than just new fabric.

So I got to work, and painted them black.

painting the chair black

Next, I had to find fabric that would give that wow factor.

I remembered a blanket my Mom gave us that had a big rip in it.

How cool to put my Mom’s blanket on her Dad’s chairs.

chair w blanket

I went right over the old fabric and used the filling inside of the blanket for my pillow.

See!  It was meant to be.

pillow stuffing

reupholstered chair with stapler

Do you like it?

It’s chic.  It’s fun.  It will fit in perfectly, along side it’s sister.

Where to find fabric for less/free.

Blanket Reupholstered Chair

No Sew Pillow & Blanket Reupholstered Chair Redheadcandecorate.comNew Sew Pillow & Blanket Reupholstered Chair

Next week I will be revealing part 3

I hope you will stop by.

We are getting very close to the full reveal.

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27 Responses

  1. I had no idea that you could make a pillow without sewing…I don’t sew either 🙂 I love animal prints, so that chair is perfect! Awesome job!!!

  2. debbiedoos says:

    What there is another way to make a pillow? I only know no sew…girl this looks gorgeous. I love the color combo and patterns together. Pinning!

  3. dad says:

    Julie, You did it again, GOOD job, Do you owe any of this success to your DAD, ??? love you, Dad

  4. Jen Marrs says:

    Hello Gorgeous! I love it Red!!

  5. Pat says:

    Great job! I have a chair very similar to that. Love me some animal prints!


  6. Julie, I LOVE the pillow and the chair! They look fantastic together and what a wonderful tip on the fabric for the chair. If I had your decorating “gut,” I wouldn’t hesitate for a second on anything! Cannot wait to see the next part! 🙂 Pinning and hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you! Hugs!

  7. Dawn says:

    Oh Julie, I don’t know why you worry so.. if you like it that’s all that matters! I have yet to see something you have done that I didn’t personally like,, I love your taste in decor.. no I didn’t get bathroom done yet but I have been busy doing other areas in the house,, sometime I should show you some pics and see what you think about it.. now that’s something to be nervous about!! hahaha Another great share with us, thank you!

  8. I had no idea you could do that! Thanks for sharing.


  9. Laurie says:

    Those chairs are amazing! Can I have them?! lol

  10. That pillow is beautiful, love the fabric and I’m a non-sewer so I really love the glue DIY part!!

  11. Great minds…how funny! I just made some no-sew pillows for my bed and I haven’t revealed them yet. I love it!!

    Great job, girly!!!


  12. Um… I’ll trade you more holiday pillows for that FABULOUS chair! lol I LOVE how it turned out and that pillow is so cute too. What a score on the fabric! Yowza – so fun! Pinning!

  13. Pamela says:

    Love the black chair with the zebra print seat! Can you tell what kind of paint you used and name?

  14. No sew??? Fantastic! Love your creative spirit Red… always a hit with me!

  15. Meegan says:

    Your transformation is incredible! I am loving the colors and textures! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Bridgettweeter says:

    I wonder how you get the high shine with the paint job. I have tried but just can not do it. Any advice you give will be greatly appropriated.

  17. Kelly says:

    YAY for no sew 🙂 Love the fabric too!

  18. Loving the black…that’s perfection!! And the patterns on it are awesome!! Love that it’s your mom’s blanket on her dad’s chair…so cool!!

  19. Jean Carrillo says:

    I love pillows! and i do not sew, so this is a great idea! ty so much!
    The fabric for pillow and the blanket are very colorful! Looks great! good job!

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