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:)


**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

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

The Keylors said...

I love the mirror redo! So cute!

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

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