Upcycled Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an inexpensive way to spruce up your home. Much to my husbands dismay I have throw pillows every where; on our bed, on the floor at the end of our bed, various couches, and on a shoe holder in our entry way.

This is the original throw pillow that came with our couch. I HATE it, and by hate I am politely saying that it’s existence makes me cringe every time my gaze falls upon it.


I went to my local thrift store and picked up 2 dusty blue velvet pillow covers for only $0.99 each. Now I know you will not find these exact pillow cases at your local thrift store, but isn’t that the fun of thrifting?  You are like a pirate on a search for his lost treasure, never knowing if your next glorious find will be in the next bin you search. I stuffed that old, hideous pillow, you know the cringe worthy one, inside my new luxurious, velvety soft blue ones.


I then pinned vintage brooches to the front of the pillows. I used my grandmother’s brooches but you can easily find inexpensive jeweled ones at your local thrift store. I had an extra white fur pillow on my bed that I put in the middle of two blue pillows for some contrast. As a side note when decorating it is more appealing to the eye to use odd number groupings.IMG_1609

The finished product cost about $2.00 and 5 minutes of my time. This simple idea made my entryway look cozy and inviting. Now who wouldn’t mind sitting down on this and taking off there shoes?


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