Pillow of Shame #1

I’m going to start by begging for mercy. Please don’t take away my “I have good decorating sense” card. I admittedly have lived with this as a decorative pillow for 3 years a while.

This (and another similar) pillow came into my life my senior year of college. My roommates’ old roommate had left them behind when he moved out. They were super comfortable so we kept them.
(My roommate Ryan passed out sleeping with the pillow)
When I moved out at the end of the year I took them with me. Never leave a pillow behind! And…it took me 3 years to finally sew a new cover.

I used the 10 Minute Pillow Cover tutorial from Alicia at Thrifty and Chic to sew a new cover. After I stuffed the pillow I decided it needed some pizzazz. So, I created a flower with the leftover fabric using the gathered flower tutorial from Emily at Jones Design Company.

I was going to use another color fabric for the flower, but I hyped up the flower color into "whatever color I pick is going to dictate the entire color scheme of the room." So I just took a chill pill and used the same fabric. I added a bling button to the center and voilĂ :

Fabric – Hobby Lobby ~$5
Button – Joann’s $1.75
Ending the Pillow of Shame’s Reign - Priceless

Don't get too comfortble! One still remains...


  1. That is awesome! I love the fabric too. Great job! Oh did it really take 10 minutes?

  2. I love that fabric, I would love those pillows

  3. Wow its looks fantastic! No one would know it was once the pillow of shame ;o) Scarlett x

  4. It reminds me of when Stacy and Clinton deal with people who say, "But it's (they're) so comfortable." Know what I mean?

  5. Very nice. My daughter calls my pillows "tragic"!! Haha! I need to make a cute cover like yours!

  6. Poor pillow turned lucky pillow. It got a great makeover!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  7. 1o times better! Looks great.

  8. Super cute! I have some shameful pillows in the garage waiting for new covers.....

  9. LOL..you turned shame into greatness. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  10. what a huge change from shameful to chic in just a few bucks...better 3 years late than never...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    stuff and nonsense

  11. I love it! The pattern is something I would choose :)

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  12. The pillow looks great! I'm trying to get up enough nerve to try to cover some for my couch. This inspired me!


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