If Scarlett O’Hara can wear a dress made of her green velvet drapes in Gone with the Wind, then certainly my friend, Marguerite, can rock an apron made out of her great aunt’s drapes.  After Marguerite’s great aunt Jean moved into a retirement home, her family was left with the task of going through her belongings and cleaning out her house.  Upon discovering a pair of giant lime green and bright orange floral drapery panels, one of Marguerite’s beloved family members exclaimed,  “My god these drapes are awful.  Mizzy (a.k.a. Marguerite) will love them!”   Of course the assumption was correct and Marguerite was immediately smitten.  Once she received both of the large panels, she called me to aid her in her quest to give them a second chance at life.

We decided on four large pillows to cover the back of her outdoor couch (cleverly protected by a car port), two bolster pillows for the sides of her couch and two additional toss pillows to be used on a nearby bench.  Once the pillows were complete, Marguerite soon came to the conclusion that she needed a glamorous apron to complete the ensemble.  Doesn’t she look fabulous?

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