Did I mention we moved? Not too far... just across the county... but still it's kinda a big county. So we've been finding all new favorite spots and settling into being locals in our new locale. Hands down, our favorite new spot is an amazing architectural salvage store that repurposes vintage furniture (i.e. takes old pieces that are unique and beautiful but don't play so well with Pottery Barn/Ikea/anything made in the current decade and remakes them into something totally hip and awesome), Marcotte's. Our most recent purchase at Marcotte's is a school room map of the United States. The colors were perfect for my girls' playroom and since our family is spread out across the country it was a great way to demonstrate the answer to the question "can we go to grandma's house tomorrow?!".
Once we had the map hung over the couch in the playroom, the old typical pillows that came with the couch looked really... well old and typical. Pillows are the most sewing 101 project ever and somewhat uninspiring but that wouldn't do for this fun space. Taking a queue from the map, I decided to combine 2 great DIY crafts, freezer paper stenciling and painted burlap.