Monday, March 19, 2018

A Gray Needlepoint Pillow & An Original Art Piece

I found a needlepoint cover in an antique shop a long time ago.
I thought it was lovely so I brought it home.
For a long time it was the cover for a footstool. The footstool broke so it was folded up and put in the linen cabinet.

My collections of pillows and quilts are stored in this armoire.
It was getting a clean out and the forgotten cover was found.
A quick trip to Hobby Lobby yielded the perfect gray for the back.
I snipped a corner of the needlework off and took it with me to the store.
They had a perfect match.

It is also a perfect match with the bedding from Tuesday Morning. We have had these linens for about a year.
The flowers add a perfect pop of pink.

My friend Carol got Bill and I a painting for a wedding present.
How genius is that?
This watercolor was our first piece of original art.

It was in one of those groovy brass frames.

I popped it into a chalk painted frame but the mat had yellowed a lot.
Hobby Lobby had white matting for only $6.00.
It was easy to cut with an Exacto Knife.
It doesn't have the same beveled edge as the original mat but it works. I didn't double mat it either.

It's updated and cleaned up.
It is fun having this on display again.

The pink flowers in the pillow are a great match for the painting.

I love this easy and frugal change.
Thanks for letting me share.
Come back tomorrow for Keep In Touch.

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  1. And everything old is beautiful new again! I adore both the watercolor and and the needlepoint. They add so much charm!

  2. Updated and looking brand news with classic charm. I have some of my mom's needlepoint pillows and I love bringing them up. The painting was a great gift and nice work with the new frame and mat.

  3. The pillow is darling Katie, and I love the newly framed watercolor! A fresh touch to your pretty room! I'm glad you will be sharing with SYC.

  4. Your bedroom is so calm and beautiful. You find the prettiest little needlepoint pillows, it's perfect with your bed linens!

  5. Your bedroom is so serene and calm, Katie. I love the redo of the needlepoint pillow. it looks charming on your bed.

  6. Beautiful pillows but that armoire has really taken my breath away!! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks so much for stopping by!!