Furniture Friends

Furniture Friends

I can’t tell you how many fruitless hours I’ve spent looking for that perfect coffee sack to reupholster my chairs with.  Actually, I can. Zero hours. But Emily, who had her heart set on recovering this lonely chair with a coffee sack, was well acquainted with the frustration of sack-shortage.  Apparently, they aren’t that easy to find. So she figured, “Why not make one myself?”  Then she did!

She washed a few burlap sacks several times to soften them, then reupholstered, THEN stenciled on the lettering.  Easier that way, when the fabric is taut.  Looks great!  I love the stripe and the gray numbers here and there. See more on her blog Fay Grayson Home.

And if that lonely chair ever needs a friend, it should buddy up with this demi lune table from Faye at MacGIRLver.  Wouldn’t they look so cute together?  I should be a furniture matchmaker or something.

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  1. March 5, 2013 / 9:57 PM

    Here’s a tip for finding those burlap coffee sack bags: If there’s a coffee store in your area that roasts their own beans, chances are they will have lots of bags. I pick up a few for free every now and then from my local store.

  2. Lori
    March 5, 2013 / 10:12 PM

    LOVE the chair! Very creative!

  3. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 / 1:47 AM

    I never comment on anything, anywhere. I am unlurking to thank you for spelling taut correctly.

  4. March 6, 2013 / 2:35 AM

    That chair is absolutely wonderful, and the diamond pattern on the table looks terrific! Plus, I learned a new phrase: demi lune table. I have a couple of these things, and I never knew there was a name for them other than “that half-table thingie in the hallway.” Two great projects, and a language lesson = great post!! 🙂

  5. March 6, 2013 / 2:47 AM

    I love the chair, agree it’s creative.

  6. March 6, 2013 / 4:16 AM

    Holy smokes batman…recovering a chair in burlap?! Not sure if I’m inspired or offended haha it’s definitely a head scratcher. Looks dope, but I cringe at what it would feel like brushing up against the skin!


  7. March 6, 2013 / 10:44 AM

    Loved the chair makeover a whole lot.

  8. March 6, 2013 / 2:40 PM

    I love the chair makeover. I’ve never seen one like that. Dollface.. that’s amazing.

  9. March 9, 2013 / 3:44 AM

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  10. March 9, 2013 / 3:46 AM

    Blergh. Lindsey, I spelled your name wrong in my last comment 🙁

    Let’s try again!

    Hey y’all…a big thank you to Lindsey for posting my chair makeover! I loved making it and it’s already sold. I used recycled burlap – it was used to cover bushes for I don’t know how many years and then I washed it a couple of times to clean it up and make sure it was super soft. It ended up feeling nothing like the burlap you can get in stores these days. There’s no comparison for the winds of time! 😉 Thanks for all the positive feedback!

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