Canada Flag Pillow Cover And Basement TV Room Plans

Our basement guest suite TV room and kitchen area are needing a mini makeover and I have been planning and painting some pieces, collecting a few items and completing sewing projects.

This is going to be a pretty low budget makeover and I will be working on it as time and money allows. (For lighting purposes I am sharing the pillow in our living room today.)

I have been collecting inspiration on my Pinterest board, Basement Guest Suite- Rustic Lake Style. Some of the elements I am inspired by are the light walls, denim and white fabrics, rustic woods and leather. I will most likely add pops of my favourite turquoises and some red. Without being too themed I hope the space has the feel of a rustic lakeside retreat. 

The flag pillows in the inspiration photos inspired me to make my own Canada flag pillow using a stiff drop cloth-like fabric, red craft paint, fabric medium and a home made stencil. I used one long piece of fabric and after the paint dried fully, I sewed a simple envelope back pillow.

We have too many other bigger projects to replace the flooring or sofa in the basement this year, but the walls are going to get fresh lighter paint, the chair a slipcover, and I will paint the tv stand. For now I am enjoying my new pillow and planning the gallery wall.

I will be linking up to the following blog parties...
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
StoneGable's Tutorials Tips and Tidbits
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo


  1. I love that!!! I dont even live in Canada and I want one! HA!

  2. Love it. Very rustic, yet pretty and patriotic, too.

  3. The pillow is adorable and I can see why you are inspired by those rustic photos...so charming!

  4. Hi Elizabeth, I've been away (still am) on vacation so haven't had much time to visit a lot of blogs. I got some quiet time this evening to visit around a bit. I love this Canadian flag pillow! It looks great. I hope you're having a good summer.

  5. Cute! Yay for Canada! We're actually heading up your way for vacation next week! I popped over from Transformation Thursday--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  6. Cute pillow! Your room is coming along nicely


  7. Ahhh gorgeous - what could be better than a rustic lakeside retreat - sigh!!

  8. I LOVE the pillow! I have been thinking of making one for a long time, but had not considered painting the colours on the fabric, what a great inspiration you are!
    I will pin this.

  9. Perfect rustic Canadiana pillow! You did an awesome job, pinned it. :)

  10. I love the Canada flag pillow you made! The inspiration pics you're using are wonderful. I know you're enjoying making over that space.

  11. Elizabeth,

    A rustic lakeside retreat sounds delightful! Not to mention that your pillow looks great. Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery!


  12. Love this Elizabeth! Might have to try to DIY one myself. Must pin to remember!

  13. Hello just wanted to say am loving your blog. I can't wait to go through it. I just started one a few months ago and you are definitely my inspiration blogger! Thank you ! Anita

  14. Your pillow looks great! Love the inspirational pics for your basement! :)

  15. Oh my! I just found your blog.

    It really is lovely and inspiring.




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