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.


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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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. 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!

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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

  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......

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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,

  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 :)

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

  24. That is TOTALLY brilliant!! Great job!

  25. A brilliant solution!

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

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

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

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

  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...


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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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



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