Thursday, January 29, 2009

I heart burlap
















































Ok, I am loving burlap. It's cheap, gorgeous, and has so many uses! Here are a few tips for you when using burlap.

Burlap, once the fabric of feed bags, offers durability, sure. But fashion? You bet.
Burlap is back -- better than ever -- in an array of colors and patterns at rock-bottom prices. Look for it in widths from 36 to 50 inches and priced from $1.80 to $10 per yard.
At that price, it's a natural for big decorating projects as well as small ones.
See several creative project ideas below.
Use burlap as a temporary cover for damaged walls. Just staple it into place. This is also a good way to hide apartment walls you dislike.
Create simple rod-pocket drapery panels for big windows.
Fashion a quick cover for a rectangular table. Though the fabric can be sewn into a tablecloth, if you have a temporary table made from plywood, staple or tack onto the fabric to the sides or underneath the top.
Use burlap as a seasonal sunscreen stretched above a patio or deck.
Use burlap instead of decorative fabric to create formal-style pinch pleated draperies. Band the edges with grosgrain ribbon.
Stretch and staple burlap over worn bulletin boards. Hot glue braid or ribbon over the edges (to hide the staples).
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6 comments:

cityfarmer said...

My heart hearts it, too.
have for years ... muslin, too ... not so scratchy.

The photos are FAB

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Thanks for all the great ideas - I especially love that cute little ruffled footrest!

Butterfly Gardener said...

Hi, Just found your site tonight and love it. I've used a lot of burlap for projects in the past and have been inspired by your blog to use it more! Thanks

windhula said...

I'm so excited about your post! I've been fretting about what to cover a DIY ottoman I'm doing and I'm totally going to try burlap. Have you used it before? Any great tips on best places to purchase? Thanks a million!

derrickandamy said...

I love burlap too. I did curtains and a table cloth in my first apartment 10 years ago and everyone thought I was nuts!!! Do you know where the image of the wall covering came from. I really like the look of that room.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Love this post about "hearting" burlap. Now I heart burlap too! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice Sunday! Vanessa

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