Confessions of a Pillow Addict: The Five Degrees of Chop-ology
Have you guys enjoyed this weeks Pillow Confessions? I have had a BLAST sharing them with you!
You cant talk pillows without talking about the pillow chop.
A pillow chop (for those that are unaware) is when you fluff a pillow and then chop the top of it and put a large dent in it.
There are 5 different degrees of Chop-ology, or Hell, if you are not a chop fan, that I want to bring to light today.
If you are as much of a Bravo addict as I am, you will probably remember Chad from the first few seasons of Million Dollar Listing.
He is the quintessential Over Chopper, also known as The Chuck Norris. There is major brute force involved in getting these pillows chopped…so much in fact, that you have either:
a) Hurt yourself…yes, on a pillow
b) Severely damaged the unfortunate furniture that the pillow was resting on.
This is what The Chuck Norris does to a pillow. I mean, it is basically changing the pillows entire DNA structure. Doesn’t it look like it is in pain?!
Level 2 is The Botox Chop (also known as a mid chop) is something that I do fairly often. It makes the pillow look younger, fresher. Like it has someone to look fancy for. To achieve this look, I lightly chop the top and then pat the pillow twice on the front. Like it has a big belly. This softens the top chop a little. And always makes me think of a fat man. So there is that fun visual for you.
The third level of Chopology is the Gigli Chop aka the Barely There Chop. You are looking at it, and cant actually tell if it has been chopped on purpose, or if the pillow was just made with a dent in it. This look is easily achieved by lightly chopping an overstuffed pillow. Or by pulling the upper corners out after you chop.
Fourth on our list is the Bimbo Chop aka the Fluff . This look is achieved by shaking the pillow so that it fills up with air. There isn’t a ton of dimension to this chop, and there is definitely no channeling your inner Mr. Miyagi. (I know in the picture below that the lack and white pillow is a little chopped, but for this example look at the other ones.)
And last but not least, level 5 is the Ke$ha Chop. Which means, you guessed it, the pillow is what it is. There is no sprucing, no fluffing, no washing. Nothing. You sit on it and leave it exactly how you found it. Squished and not attractive.
I know people have strong feelings toward the chopping situation, and I am SUPER excited to follow along with the debate in the comments, so weigh in below my lovies! Are you pro or con on the chop?