Anthropology Inspired Fringe Pillow
Cleaning out the clothes closet is a sometimes dreaded seasonal task that most people do not enjoy. The process can be soothing to me because it brings back memories of when the piece was acquired, where each piece was happily or regretfully premiered and most interestingly, because it gives me new supplies from which to create. The clothes in my wardrobe are primarily classic. Composed of a basic go-to section and supplemented with little bits of trendy pieces, I find that there is always a piece or two that need to be reinvented. Fun and flirty, I find I tend to lean toward items with a lot with touches of Bohemian. You never know what you will find. Natural fibers and earthy colors fill my closet now as I slowed my purchase of all black statement pieces of clothing a few years ago. Black had became my crutch and my wardrobe became dark, depressing and lacking personality. Nothing exciting or spirited, truly not much but safe and boring.
These Fringed Pillows, made from a wool wrap skirt have been a way to enjoy the fun year around. It was least a decade old and unfortunately no longer fit, so it made the perfect addition to my fabric stash. Just one of the many pieces sitting there, begging to find a new purpose when inspiration strikes. After a visit a to Anthropology and seeing pillows in natural fibers, raw edges and fringe on display, the skirt was destined to become a pillow. Not only is it on trend, it is a fraction of the price and I made it myself. There is something so rewarding about incorporating well loved pieces of clothing into your home decor. It is like little pieces of you on display.