Saturday, April 4, 2009

Burlap Coffee Chair

This is the first time I have ever tried anything like this. I started with this chair. I got it at a thrift store for $6.99! It wasn't bad, but the fabric was a little dated. I ripped off the old "skirt" and went to work armed with a
staple gun
nail heads (had these laying around)
2 burlap coffee bags I bought off ebay for $2.00! The coffee bags I bought are from Guatemala which has great meaning to me as my nephew was adopted from there! I had fun cutting these up, making sure I used the parts that said "Guatemala"
Every now and then a lonely little coffee bean would fall out and I would reminisce about my trip there......
OK, back to the project! I covered the legs first. Doesn't she have pretty legs? I think so.

Then I covered the seat (do you see the mess in the background getting bigger and bigger?)

Then Cody got a hold of my camera......great action shot :)

I finished off the edges where the staples showed with these nailheads. They are not straight, but perfection was not the name of the game here!

I tucked in the "skirt" to make it look a little more frilly. Plus I wanted to show off those gorgeous legs!

What do you think?

And what is it about digging into projects when the hubby goes out of town? Do you find yourself doing the same thing?
p.s. the whole project cost under $15.00!!!


Vanessa said...

I absolutely love it!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks fabulous!

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Oh, I am so in love with burlap! What a great idea.
-cheers, amy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Awesome. You did a great job. I just picked up a burlap bag at an estate sale this weekend from Brazil. Maybe someone should do a blog party on what to make with burlap bags!

DANIELLE said...


AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Very cool. Great job!

kimmcl said...

It's definitely original.

Jill said...

I always do lots of house stuff when my husband goes out of town - he leaves tomorrow and I have my to-do list ready! My kids always get a kick out of seeing how long it takes daddy to notice what I have done!

Love the chair! Great job.

Jeanneoli said...

WOW...amazing and the cost is right up my alley!!!

Anna See said...

What a great job you did! I bet you are enjoying this chair.

Here from thisyounghouse.

Vivienne said...


Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love your chair! I am so addicted to anything made out of the coffee sacks. I just posted about a headboard project, you should check it out.


eljayt said...

Hi there, I only just found this post now. Your chair looks great.

I am thinking of doing the same with 2 small ottomans. My local coffee house kindly gave me 3 burlap sacks for free, which was great but I found that they shed lots and lots of fibres and I'm not sure what to do about it.

Do you have any tips for what to do? I'm wondering if washing them will help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I don't want to waste the burlap and love the print on it.

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone knows how to clean or wash a burlap bag? I bouth some from ebay and they smell bad. Any ideas? Can I wash them in the "hand wash cycle".

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