Midcentury Burlap Beauties

July 8th, 2014 in member junk     
DeDee DeDee, member
15 users recommend



I fell in love with grain sack covered Butaca chairs I once saw in the Viva Terra catalog.  But at a price of $1600.00 per chair, I knew I was out of luck until I stumbled across two midcentury beauties for $7.99 a piece.  With coffee bags and some TLC, I transformed these thrift store castaways into a Butaca look-alike.  So easy and inexpensive!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - www.2-crafty=sisters.com
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Comments (7)

PlentyPlace writes: Way to go! Stunning. Posted: 8:44 am on July 27th
ThePaintFactory writes: I've washed burlap sacks by hand before, and soaked them in fabric softener. Some of the coloring does fade, but the feel of them is worth it.
The chairs are awesome! Very inspiring! Posted: 9:12 am on July 14th
BeckySharpe writes: I love the red piping that adds a really nice pop of color to a really spectacular creation. They are fun and so stylish. Posted: 4:14 pm on July 8th
gadgetsponge writes: You definitely increased the value of these chairs astronomically! I'm really digging those cushions and the chair's architecture only encourages admiration. Way to go! Posted: 7:33 pm on July 6th
DeDee writes: Nope, no washing of the bags. I'm not sure how they would hold up or dry. When sewing with these bags, you need to line them. I used a muslin on each piece. This keeps them together and makes sewing them so much easier. Posted: 5:48 am on July 3rd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Wonderful find and transformation! And they look better than the catalog pieces! Posted: 5:37 am on July 3rd
MakinItHappen writes: WOW, that is stunning! Gorgeous. Do you wash those coffee bags, and if so, how? Posted: 1:49 pm on July 2nd
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