Sprucing Up A Boring Pillow With Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint {Review & How-To Tutorial}

Have you ever had a piece of furniture or bedding that you loved but wish it were a different color?  That’s how my roommates and I have been feeling about the giant beige pillow on the couch in the living room.  While we love how big, fluffy, and comfortable the over-sized pillow is, it just doesn’t go with our current decor.  Everything in the living room is soaked with color so beige stands out like a sore thumb and we’ve often voiced suggestions about how to spruce it up a little and make it match the pillows and walls that surround it.

Because this beige eye sore is something we dealt with daily, it was the absolute first project that popped into my head when Simply Spray asked me what project I would take on if they sent me some Simply Spray Upholstery Paint.

I have to admit, I had my doubts.  I mean, who’s ever heard of SPRAY PAINTING a pillow?  While I was sure that the paint would cover the surface, it was the texture afterwards I was concerned about.  When regular paint dries, it’s hard and brittle.  Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Ppaint doesn’t do that, though!  Because of the unique formula used by Simply Spray, the resulting painted fabric is soft, not rough.

Here’s how I transformed our boring pillow from beige to burnt orange:

STEP 1 – Place your clean pillow on a protected surface {I used old newspaper}.

Step 2 – Evenly spray the Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint onto the surface. For best results, start and finish OFF of the pillow.

Step 3 – To complete the other side, let the paint dry for a couple hours, flip over the pillow, and spray until your pillow is completely covered with the Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint. I used an entire can of Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint to cover the pillow in this tutorial.

In order to completely let the pillow dry, I let the pillow sit on newspaper for 48-hours before bringing it in and placing it back in the living room.  With any fabric you paint using Simply Spray, make sure you allow at least 72-hours of drying time before washing it.  I’d also recommend washing your fabrics alone for the first time after painting.  This is just a safety precaution to make sure that excess paint doesn’t come off and dye anything you didn’t want colored.

As soon as we brought the newly painted pillow inside, Little Man pounced on and did the full test.  He rubbed his face against it, jumped up and down on it, and even licked his hand and rubbed it on the pillow to see if any paint would come off.  I’m very happy to say that none did:

I’m happy to report that this once boring and bland pillow has quickly become one of our favorites to grab and snuggle with during movies. It goes excellent with the existing decor and really meshes well with the orange walls of the living room.

Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint sells for under $12 a can and is available from a number of online stores. This fabulous fabric spray comes in 14 diverse colors and is sure to work great with any decor!

One of my favorite things about Simply Spray is how versatile it is.  From home decor to children’s costumes, there are hundreds of uses for this easy-to-use fabric spray paint.


Make sure you keep an eye out over the next week as I’ll be posting even more neat and fun projects to do with Simply Spray Upholstery Paint!!  At the end of the week, I’ll even post a giveaway where one lucky winner will win 3 colors of their choice!!  YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!!




Please note that I did not received any type of monetary compensation for this review.  I was provided a free sample to ensure an accurate and honest review, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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