After trying trade me - no-one wanted my darling curtains, I gave them a good wash and they became giftwrap. Japanese wrapping cloth or Furoshiki to be exact. You can read more about how these cloths and their uses here. Each piece has that loved patina of little paint spots here and there. Combined with some other former drop cloths, I had the brilliant answer to my "too much fabric" dilemma. Now these pieces of fabric are drifting amongst my friends, adorning gifts and being passed on. Who knows, I might even get one back one day.
*linking up with other op shopping adventures over at Black Bird has Spoken.