Saturday, July 3, 2010

Paris Burlap Chair

  This chair started out upholstered with a beautiful floral needlepoint fabric that over time my cats destroyed.
After awhile I got tired of seeing the tattered piece looking in need of repair, so I thought about using the same technique that I used on my faux framed French burlap feed sack,

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I didn't do anything with the frame, as much as I love painted furniture I decided I liked the color of the wood on this chair.It would look awesome in a painted cream with a little distressing. Maybe in it's next life.

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I removed the old fabric and stapled on the new burlap then I glued on a braided hemp trim to hide the staples. I can't wait to find another one to redo.


I'm linking up here



46 comments:

  1. Oh My Goodness Trixie! This chair is a beautiful masterpiece! I am always in awe of your talent although it has been way too long that I visited you here. You have such a talent for turning things into such masterpieces. Thank you for sharing with me today and I hope the fourth of July is a wonderful celebration for you and yours! Anne

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  2. oh..just lovely! how did you transfer the graphics to the burlap?? would love to give this a try! thanks for sharing!

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  3. It looks great! I love this look. I have a question for you. I would like to cover a headboard in burlap. But someone talked me out of it because she said it sheds. Is this true? I know a lot of decorators are useing it now. Is it just the edges of the fabric or will the fabric actually shed? I really want to use it.
    Thanks, Jonna

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  4. Just glorious!! Love that transformation. It actually sounds like something I could do. ha!

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  5. I think Im in LOVE! FANTASTIC! ~Bridgette

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  6. The chair is amazing! You did a wonderful job! Love it!
    Theresa

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  7. so beautiful! I have an old wingback chair I would love to do this to, if I wasn't a chicken licken!! :) Kudos to you, it turned out awesome!

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  8. Your chair look great! Really nicely done! I'd love to learn how to reupholster. That chair inspires me! Have a happy 4th.

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  9. Oh my goodness - do I love that chair. I have two antique chairs almost identical to those that need some help. I think that your idea is fantastic and I may just have to borrow it! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  10. Oh my goodness - do I love that chair. I have two antique chairs almost identical to those that need some help. I think that your idea is fantastic and I may just have to borrow it! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  11. OMG! THAT IS STUNNING!!!! An I love the frame just the way it is.

    Fabulous work as always! Ok, once again you've got my creative wheels spinning. Thanks!

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  12. Gorgeous! You could most certainly make a living just redoing chairs such as this one! Outstanding work and design!

    Donna

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  13. Your chair is gorgeous and you did a wonderful job!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  15. Love this chair! I am looking to do something similar for my dining room. Need to find the chairs first.

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  16. I love how this chair turned out. I have a chair of my own I need to redo and this is a great inspiration. I love your style. Love all the turquoise.

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  17. Super cute! I really just love the way this chair turned out. Great idea and a great job!

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  18. I am in love with your chair..it is gorgeous! I haven't tried this transfer process yet but it's on my to-do list.
    xo, Sherry

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  19. It's stunning--I think I need to go find a chair... :)

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  20. Now that is one gorgeous chair! LOVE IT!!

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  21. It is gorgeous! I love the burlap, and you're right, the wood looks perfect!

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  22. Oh my gosh!!! that turned out so amazing! I love it!!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  23. Turned out fabulous.
    Love the wood frame without paint.
    Happy Weekend,
    Donna

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  24. I love that chair and think it's great you left the wood!

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  25. Wow, this is to die for! I need to try this with burlap...then find a really cute chair!

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  26. Sorry, but this chair is "two comment" worthy! I just love it! I keep having to sign on and look again. Adorable!!!!

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  27. You can come do mine...I have two just waiting to be done! I usually send them out to my upholsterer I use as an Interior Designer...but I think with hot glue, staples and patience I might be up for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration. Your chair looks amazing!!!

    xo Molly

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  28. Really, that easy??? It looks amazing. You are awesome. Why do cats always ruin the ones we love:(

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  29. Beautiful, Trixie! I agree that not every piece of furniture needs to be painted either.

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  30. Oh it looks wonderful! I have some old chairs from my parents that I desperately want to fix up, but I am afraid of what I might find on the inside so I keep putting it off.
    Looking at your beautifully revamped chair makes me even more determined to stop being afraid and just do it.

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  31. Oh My Gosh! Miss Trixie This Chair Is Astonishing! Great Day In The Morning! It Looks Just Like The High-End (over-the-moon-priced) Chairs I find myself drooling over. You are simply a Master when it comes to decorating! My husband came in while I viewing your site only moments ago and commented that you have amazing talent. Thank you for bringing us another of your glorious masterpieces! You give us all hope and possibility!

    Blessings & Friendship,
    Terri

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  32. That chair is beautiful. I love anything burlap and this is no exception. One tip on keeping kitties away from furniture is to put double sided tape on the places where they like to scratch (usually the corners). They don't like the feel of it and learn to stay away. I did this on a new sofa, a new chair and a half and an ottoman and they don't come near them.
    ~~Nancy~~

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  33. This is simply a gorgeous chair! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love the chair, it looks fantastic......Kathy

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  35. just got to read your post great job with the chair. have a good day

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  36. I love how your chair turned out! Its so very cute! I love the burlap -- you did a wonderful job!!

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  37. Trixie I have a similar chair that needs redoing. Was it difficult to remover the material on the arm rests? Did you just staple the material on there as well?

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  38. Awesome chair. I agree, I like the wood. I love painted furniture too, but sometimes the natural wood is the best choice.

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  39. your link has comments with spam,you could redo the post and thus close it. I myself don't know how to take comments out once I publish them.
    Ihave been drawn to your blog, cause I was trying to learn how you made fake french feed sack. burlap. I think you use transfer sheets, that you have printed, right? Ihave never looked for the material, I just love it on your chair.

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  40. I've just finished a blog post on upholstering my vanity stool using a reclaimed coffee burlap sack so imagine my joy running into yours. It's so addictive I want to do more. I'm with you about keeping the wood as is. I love me some painted furniture, but if the wood has great patina, I say keep it untouched. Awesome!

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  41. So soo sooooo gorgeous!! I am in love with your chair! Absolutely wonderful! Would love for you to come link it up at my weekend decorating party sometime! Following you along! :)

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  42. Wonderful. In South Africa you can buy burlap by the bag - 50m per bag. If I only know how to put print on it to make it authentic. Live you ideas.
    Thanks for inspirations.
    http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com/

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  43. Hi. Found you through Burlap Week. What a beautiful chair. You make it sound so easy. It's gorgeous!

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  44. Oh, so pretty! Thanks for linking up to the burlap party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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  45. oh wow, i love how this chair turned out!

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