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; dwr.com)