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After: throw pillows
Thomas J. Story

 After: throw pillows

How we did it: We dropped off a bunch of old clothes and our desired pillow dimensions with a local seamstress (many dry cleaners offer this service). A couple of days later, we picked up our one-of-a-kind, boutique-style pillows.

Time: 2 days (wait time)

Cost: $20 each (Eames molded plastic side chair in lime yellow, $249;



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