Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shop Your Closet For Home Decor

Do you have some pretty scarves tucked away that seldom see the light of day?
Well get them out of the dresser drawers, and think about using them for your home decor.

Perhaps you can do a quick recovering of an ottoman with a large square scarf, or maybe do some dining room chair seats. I love the idea of recovering a slipper chair with a couple of scarves.

My friend Renae Moore showed me a beautiful Hermes scarf she has had for years, still pristine in the original box. She is thinking of framing it and using it as a piece of art.

Or maybe she'll try the ottoman idea.

Framing seems easy enough. I would get a piece of foam core and cut it a little smaller than the size of the scarf, then overlap the edges of the scarf on the board, and tape them with duck tape on the back of the board. Then I'd pop it into a frame, with or without glass.

The framed scarf that becomes the coffee table top, looks pretty interesting.

Scarves are truly beautiful works of art.

The furniture lavishly covered in designer scarves is available at Suzan Fellman, and it's currently on sale at One Kings Lane.

Suzan also has these fabulous vintage scarf covered dog collars, that I would wear myself!

Patricia from PVE suggested making pillows from your scarves, another great DIY project.
Here are a couple of links with instructions, from Martha Stewart and Re-Nest.


jen said...

This is a great idea! Now Im gonna
have to go check out my closet!
Stopped by from BNOTP!
Im now a follower...

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Nice ideas!! I don't know what happened to my old scarfs!! Pretty use of them however.

pve design said...

I also love the scarves used in K.Bensimon's apartment...big cushy pillows...
I always wanted to make a long skirt with my Herme's scarves for a black tie or for the opera....
and wear it with a black cashmere t-neck and riding boots.

Marija said...

love PVE's idea. I tell myself I can do this but my scarves just all sit in a drawer. Terrific inspiration. And the ottoman idea?! Perfect.

Renee Finberg said...

i love scarves used as art.
especially hermes !!

sorry about the miami connection...


Renae said...


Miss you Girl! Such great ideas, when I get enough $$$ I ah going to have my Hermes floated in glass with a beautiful frame. I could not imagine upholstering with it....I might have some others tucked away I could do that with!


VictoriaArt said...

I have one of those Picasso scarves!!! Great ideas!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

GREAT idea!! I do have scarves I don't wear and would look great. hope all is well. xo

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW! This gave moi an idea... I could have some of my paintings made into scaves... hmmmm

Cristin said...

I saw some of these items on OKL... they are beautiful!


shabnam yasmin said...

nice color and print

Lila said...

These are perfect ideas. My mother gave me some huge turkish scarves but, I never wear them! At least I know they're big enough to use as a project!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I've been a collector of scarves forever, and I love the new uses that you've showcased here. I'm going to go dig in my drawer and see what I can come up with! thanks for inspiring!