Jul 23, 2009

{Burlap} The New "It" Fabric

I've been lovin the burlap phase that's everywhere these days. Call it a sign of the times, or "recession chic" or what have you, but for those who thought burlap was only relegated to farm children think again sister sledge. Burlap is back in a big way& I'm hoping it stays forever! What material can be so rustic, elegant and timeless. Love all the muted neutral tones it comes in, makes it a great backdrop for frames & bulletin boards, perfect for pillows and a simple black painted letter or number shines on this great textile. I also love the idea of re-using those old sacks that you find now all over ebay. Turn them into great one of a kind treasures that only you will have. The picture to the left via countryliving really inspired me to make a bulletin board for my office/guest room that I can display photos or just inspiration that I want to look at as I breeze by. I bought 2 yards of burlap today for around 4.00 at Walmart and I had some nailhead tacks from another project. I just need to get will to cut some left over molding to frames out an old hollow core door and...well...you'll soon see the project pics;))




Until the reveal, here are a few great photos of some gifted artists
burlap ideas that I just loved.
Monogram Pillow via Etsy.com artist "Brickwall" she has the greatest pillows and little
precious sewn items. Make sure you check her out.


french burlap pillow via wisteria.com




DIY headboard project via decorpad




Before & After Mirror transformation via designsponge



Coco Sack altered chairs via bluetomatoesfurniture.blogspot.com



ottoman slipcover via sweetsavannah.blogspot.com

Any ideas that aren't here that I should know about. Please do tell:)

6 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

What a great post...love those sac chairs!
I'm in love with natural fibres...the more rustic the better.
Char

The Keylors said...

I love the mirror redo! So cute!

As for other ideas, I also love the burlap curtains on thelettered cottage.net

Anonymous said...

The French gourmet cheese Bleu d'Auvergne has a wonderful aroma, a rich taste; the saltiness increases with the incidence of veining. The overall flavor is piquant but not overly sharp. Bleu d'Auvergne started life as an imitation of Roquefort, using cow's milk in place of sheep's milk. Legend has it that a peasant, around 1845, decided to inject his cheese with a blue mold that he found growing on his left-over bread (the motto being, waste not, want not). And thus, the gourmet cheese Bleu d'Auvergne was born. This French gourmet blue cheese comes from the region of Auvergne and the cheese is made from milk of Salers and Aubrac cows. The rind is very thin and so the cheese is usually wrapped in foil. The cheese is rich and creamy with a pale yellow color and scattered holes and well-defined greenish-blue veining. We cut and wrap this cheese in wedge of 8 ounces and 1 pound.

buy fresh blue cheese

[url=http://riderx.info/members/buy_5F00_fresh_5F00_blue_5F00_cheese.aspx]buy fresh blue cheese[/url]

http://riderx.info/members/buy_5F00_fresh_5F00_blue_5F00_cheese.aspx

Anonymous said...

Hi all,

my friend told me about this forum so i decided to sign up.

hopefully i can participate in some lively discussions here!

looking forward to talking to you all. :)

[IMG]http://www.trueimagehost.com/1/m/47xFMd46ie7B/blank.gif[/IMG]

Anonymous said...

Good day!

I just wanted to say hi to everyone

So long

[URL=http://www.vpnmaster.com][IMG]http://openvpn.net/archive/openvpn-users/2005-05/pngd55nFojmJX.png[/IMG][/URL]

Anonymous said...

So how do we go about identifying which are the honest online casinos and which are not? Well, a lot has changed since the earliest online casinos set up shop in their offshore locations in 1996. Self-regulation (at best dubious) led to accreditation of bodies like ECOGRA (E-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). Look out also for evidence of good customer care, positive feedback from online casino forum members and decent helpline facilities. The more honest online casinos will offer (will actively boast) 24 hour live chat and live email support as well as toll-free telephone help. Does it have a mailing list you can join to keep in contact with the latest tournaments and special offers? Trust lies at the heart of any subscription process (or people would not subscribe) so that in itself is a good indicator of an honest online casino.



If you did the same you'd have deposited $550 via Neteller $550, and have a total balance of $980. (PLUS another $50 in value for the Bentley Key Code.
Cash Balance: $550.00
Bonus Balance: $430.00
Total Balance: $980.00 (Almost doubled your money from the start)
[url=http://www.onlinecasinos5.com]online casino bonus[/url]
[img]http://www.bodog.com/publish/etc/medialib/bodogcom_media_lib/home-page-logo.Par.68918.Image.gif[/img]
- Play primarily for fun, not for survival income. Sure, we all want to win, and if you do ...great! Don't make it a career choice; enjoy the online casino atmosphere and the thrill of the games. Don't bet the farm on them or have your real estate agent put an offer down on one because you feel lucky. Repeat, have fun!


First, never choose a casino on the sole basis of his ranking in the search engine results. They are not necessarily good rankings on how a casino. You must go through several online casino sites to compare the benefits in detail and then make a decision. For example, should offer a bonus and, if so, how much. Are there any special promotions available?



3. A whole lot of people visit traditional casinos and yet end up playing only the slot games because they are so simple and they stay away from the games that give the real thrills and spills. When you play on an online casino all the rules of all the games are bang in front of you, and all you have to do is read them and start playing whatever you like!