A couple of weeks ago I was cruising through Pottery Barn and found these lovely pillow covers in their summer clearance section. They were 100% linen with a faux bamboo ring closure.
They were regularly priced at $35.99 each and the clearance price was only $13.99! I loved the material and neutral colorway, but I knew that those bamboo rings made the pillow seem very summer-y. I thought, hmmm, I could change that pretty easily and I couldn't resist the 60% off deal.
So, I bought two of the clearance pillows and brought them home to un-summer them.
I grabbed the bolt cutters and cut both of the bamboo rings off.
They weren't flexible at all, so I had to pull them out carefully to ensure I wasn't snagging the linen fabric loop.
With the bamboo rings removed, the pillow was already looking more 'year-round'.
I picked up these antique style metal rings at JoAnne's for $1.99 (2 rings in each package).
Next I clipped these as well with the bolt cutters to open up a small slit in the ring. Then, I just carefully slid both of the metal rings into the linen fabric loop.
Easy as pie!
Here is a finished look! A LOT less summer-y right?!?!
The neutral style of these pillows will make them perfect for layering on some fall and holiday season decorative pillows.
I am thinking these pillows will eventually go on the radiator bench in our Sunroom (click here for our DIY Steps to Build Your Own Radiator Cover).
I did have all the burlap pillows I had sewn on the radiator bench, but I've grown a little tired of them and I've been itching to update this little space some more. So look out! I anticipate a whole lotta pillow sewing a coming!