Thursday, October 27, 2011

Repurpose Thursday - Crewel Pillow

Like many DIYer's, I love perusing flea markets, antique stores, Goodwill and the list goes on.  Shari of Swinging On A Star Creations and I have been doing this together for years.  We actually call it "Junk-tiquing".  Recently Shari and I visited one of our favorites, Trader Jacks in Pittsburgh. 

We tend to look for different things.  Shari is an artist extraordinaire and I am tend to look for pieces of furniture that I can restyle.  We often spot items for one another and generally share lots of laughs.

Well, on this visit, I spotted this great piece of vintage crewel artwork.  It was in perfect shape and a steal at $8!!!  Here it sits at my doorway after our wonderful day of junk-tiquing



Although it was a bit yellowed around the edges, the crewel work was in perfect shape and I just knew it would become a pillow in my family room.  Once I removed it from the frame, all I needed to do was press it and find a perfect pillow size insert. 


And here it sits in my husband's favorite chair!


Let me know what you think....and please become a follower to see what is Repurposed on Thursday!


34 comments:

  1. Lovely! The pillow is much more personal - great re-purpose! I noticed you said Trader Jacks in Pittsburgh, I'm down the river in Beaver County & I love going to Trader Joe's, now I gotta hit up Trader Jacks too when I'm in town. Thanks for sharing & have a blessed day!

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  2. New follower from the blog hop!

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  3. I love your Pillow so cute! Have a nice day!

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  4. what a great idea! i LOVE crewel work!!

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  5. I love the pattern! What a great find and an even better project!

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  6. Here from 'The Answer is Chocolate' And a new follower and that makes a really lovely pillow!

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  7. oh my what an amazing idea to use that as a pillow, now I will be looking at the frames in a whole new way :)
    thank you for participating in our linking party at http://passionatelyartistic.com
    Maggie

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  8. What a fabulous idea, I love it as a pillow....

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  9. This looks sooo great! Awesome pillow :)

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  10. This is adorable and such a great idea...thanks. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-7.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful! My grandparents go to Trader Jack's almost every weekend. They set up and sell furniture there very often! Small world!

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  12. A great redo, love the new pillow! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  13. This was a brilliant idea to save re-purpose this lovely piece of art. It make a beautiful pillow!
    Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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  14. It is gorgeous. I haven't thought about taken something out of the frame. How smart. This is why I love blogging, always so much to learn.
    Lisa

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  15. Oh, so beautiful. Love the re-purpose! Great idea.

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  16. this is lovely!!



    new follower!

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  17. It's perfect as a pillow! I'm in love with it (it kinda outshines the pillow behind it now! lol) I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what you do this week.

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  18. How utterly PERFECT!! Pillows are so very versatile...in every room in our homes...beautiful!

    Deborah (happily visiting from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you can drop by too!)

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  19. I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2011/10/for-this-weeks-party.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

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  20. This is so pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html

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  21. such a beautiful crewel piece, and looks beautiful now in it's repurposed life as a pillow, Gorgeous colors of blues. Thanks so much for sharing on Sunday's Best. Now following!

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  22. I love the way you used that little piece of crewel! It has so much character done up as a pillow... Thank you for sharing this fun post! I loved it!

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  23. Lovely!

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-5-linky-party-and-features.html

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  24. This looks beautiful --- I love re-purposing.

    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  25. Thank you for joining the Home Sweet Home party!
    Sherry

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  26. That is such a great idea! I'm going to have to go see if my mom still has any sitting around. She had some great ones.

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  27. What a great idea! Thanks or linking up a The Kurtz Corner :)

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  28. Another awesome idea from Larissa Hill Design...Looks fabulous on your hubby's favorite chair...

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  29. Cheers from Drumlough (near Rathfriland) ;)

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