Burlap has been pretty hot lately so I wanted to share some of my favorite projects with you...especially since you are probably tired of seeing me in the wood shop:-)
My very first project was this old screen door that came from my grandparent's house. After painting it the grey color I also found from their house, I covered the back with square chicken wire and burlap. Since this is where the air intake is for the heat pump, I left the burlap off the bottom, and ended up loving how it looked.
This is one of my most pinned projects on Pinterest and most shared on Hometalk. Go figure.
I really got started late playing with burlap, but really do love it for projects. I washed it for the first time outdoors in a galvanized wash tub, but I noticed how wrinkled it got and difficult to iron, so I wash it in the washing machine now and dry just a bit in the dryer, then hang dry. It is not easy to iron, but my mother gave me Rowenta professional steam iron, and that really does a great job.
I covered lamp shades...
Then I made leaves out of burlap, sheet music and buttons for Fall...
I made bows for outdoor wreaths...
...and slipcovers with lots of ruffles.
I recovered the seats for the guys with plain burlap so they don't have to sit in a ruffled chair:-)
I made placemats...and they worked really nicely with the vintage burlap "Raffiaware" pieces.
...and more runners
lots more runners...
some to sell in my shop...
...and some for me.
There are so many fabulous projects out there, but these are just some ideas I have had for burlap. My friend Debbie, over at Debbiedoos, is a master at crafting and has lots of great burlap ideas, so go over and browse through her blog. She is also part of the All Things Burlap Party this week so head on over for great ideas and more links.
Thanks for stopping by:-)
I'll be joining: