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8/22/2012

Solution to a Hole in my Vintage Tapestry!

Isn't it funny when you just can't think of a solution to a problem and someone walks up and gives it to you on a silver platter? In this case, I had picked up an old tapestry. The problem: a hole right in the middle of it. Too big to repair without notice. One day, my lovely daughter, Lisa says, "why don't you just cover a stool with it!"

I just happened to pick up this very old and very ugly stool...



I usually don't fall in love with the items I make and can easily let go of them,
However, this is one that gives me pause,
Pause to wonder if I should keep it...
I took the other half of the tapestry and made a matching pillow out of it.


Lovely!


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41 comments:

  1. Terry, what a great idea! These look great. What a great way to use the tapestry fabric. Beautiful!

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  2. Oooh, I love it...what a great use of the tapestry....

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful craftsmanship!
    Blessings,
    Betty @ Country Charm

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  4. I love the rich colors and pretty scene. You did a great job, as usual!

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  5. What a good way to salvage something so beautiful. If it were me, I'd keep them both. They are elegant, unique, and graceful.

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  6. Terry - love the bench, especially how you used 2 fabrics! I say keep it :-)

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  7. Love it !!! I'd have trouble letting go too. The colors in the tapestry are gorgeous. And, a matching pillow??!! Great idea and solution to your problem.
    8-)

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  8. I think both the stool and pillow are beautiful. Love the complimentary fabric. I think I'd keep it for a while and see if and when you want to let go. Great idea to solve the problem of the hole. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  9. I love it, Terry! I think that was a great solution and you still get to see the beauty of the tapestry.

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  10. So smart! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  11. That's a great solution. The stool and pillow both look wonderful.

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  12. So darling. I need friends like that because I have "treasures" but don't know what to do with them.

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  13. What a wonderful way to salvage that beautiful tapestry. I love what you did with the stool and don't blame you for wanting to keep it all for yourself. Great save!

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  14. Love, Love, Love what you did with your tapestry! The little stool is so cute! That would be hard for me to part with.
    Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.
    Mary Alice

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  15. OMG the little stool and pillow are stunning! I love the fringe you added....so beautiful :o) I wouldn't be able to sell them either......
    ~Des

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  16. tapestry look fabulous! great idea and your willingness to share it here!

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  17. What a great idea! Tapestries make wonderful pillows. Glad to know that you were able to find a solution to your problem. Your stool turned out so pretty too.

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  18. I love your wonderful ideas. Really outstanding. Thanks a lot. I enjoyed visiting here. And I'll try to come back as often as I can. Thanks again!

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  19. Beautiful! I would want to keep it also!

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  20. Hi Terry,
    So nice to meet you. I can see your blog is full of great ideas!
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  21. Shut. the. front. door.

    I love love love that tapestry....thus, the stool and the pillow. So my taste. I wish you had made those for ME - ha ha!

    You left a comment on my blog - thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com - so I traced back to yours. Clearly, I like what I found. :)

    Blessings from Oklahoma City,
    Meredith

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  22. Girlfriend . . . this is amazing! Bella, Bella, Bella!!!
    I would keep it and never let it go.
    You are so talented!
    Have a great weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  23. GReat solution. Looks like it was always that way. Simply meant to be! Thanks for sharing, liz

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  24. That is TOTALLY brilliant!! Great job!
    Stacy

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  25. A brilliant solution!

    May the beauty, joy and peace of the season be yours.

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  26. I love it and the tapestry is fabulous. Keep it a while, live with it, love it, enjoy it. xo

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  27. So pretty Terry! I would keep it and enjoy it for awhile!
    xx
    Anne

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  28. What a fabulous transformation!!! Both projects are stunning... and beautifully done!

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  29. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
    I am really impressed of this piece.
    Yo`ve got a new follower;)
    Love and hugs from Germany...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

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  30. Wow, it's gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job...definitely a keeper!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  31. Terry, Great idea to cover the stool, and you made a pillow, too. Love that! They're both gorgeous. I'm happy to be your newest follower and I'm on my way to check out your other projects.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  32. These are great ways to use the tapestry, Terry...looks so custom! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  33. Darling stool and pillow. Great solution. I sure do hope you kept the stool!
    Mary Alice

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  34. What a beautiful solution to your problem! The pillows and stool look great and I can understand your dilemma whether to keep them. I think I would keep them!

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  35. I totally missed this one Terry!
    How cool~I love them~especially that tapestry!
    Catherine

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  36. Dang girl! The stuff you create, with or without the insightfulness of others, is beyond amazing! I say both pieces ARE worth keeping!

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  37. Amazing! You are creative and talented! :-)

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  38. What a smart thing to do!! Love it!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comment!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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