At any rate, I hung onto the silk embroidered fabric. After a trip to the dry cleaner, it was ready for another project. I thought it would fit in with the decor of the den and sort of further tie my merlot silk drapes with the neutral furnishings and infuse my love of florals. So, I knew the piece was destined to become pillows.
At first I thought about making a cover for the large throw pillows on the couch like I did HERE or HERE. I really like the idea of keeping them as matching pairs, though, and I would have to piece something else with the embroidered silk to make that work. Not really the look I had in mind. So, after digging around in my sewing room a bit, I pulled out a couple of rectangular lumbar-type pillows that my friend Angela and I had snatched up for a couple of dollars at Old Time Pottery. I dug a little bit more and found the remnants that were left after Jessica and I crafted her a pillow or two. (You can read about that HERE.) It is a simple little tone on tone print in a golden cream color. Then, I dug into a recently acquired stash of trims that I picked up at the local Dollar Mart which coordinated beautifully. Voila! Custom-crafted decor!
Here is a close-up of one of the pretty little pillows.
I like a recycle project when it turns out as pleasing as this one!