How to Makeover a Thrift Store Pillow



Thrift Store Pillow Makeover by Redhead Can Decorate

Pretty Pillow Makeover by Redhead Can Decorate


The first thing most of us worry about when painting fabric is the paint developing a hard shell on the surface. To help soften that, and to get the paint to penetrate the fabric better, you must add water to the paint. I used a jar and mixed 2/3 paint, and 1/3 water. It was nice to be able to shake it well in the closed jar before each use.

After 2 coats and completely dry, tie the ribbon. I started with a full wrap around the pillow and then wrapped it back around to the front, and tied it in the front like I tie my sneakers, but with out a bow. I skipped making a bow and left enough to tuck under the rose to almost look like a bow (the wires made it very easy). The folds you see in the top layer around the pillow happened naturally with out me trying. I liked them so much, I just left it that way.
Any way you tie a ribbon around a pillow it will look cute. Just play with the ribbon a little and give it your own touch.

Speaking of final touch… the clip rose, just clipped on with the clip that was already attached like a hair clip. So pretty.

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4 Responses

  1. Robin says:

    Thank you for your amazing ideas


  3. Ivory says:

    nicely done. I have two chairs I want to try painting them, after seeing your pillow, and how nicely it turned out.

  4. Suzanna says:


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