I love reusing things with some history behind them,
so I was thrilled to find a seed sack from a local business,
which has been family-owned since 1880.
I decided to put it to use on this harp back chair.
The chair was originally dark, stained wood,
so I repainted it Bungalow Gold.
I would have preferred an antique white,
but I already had a full can of the Bungalow Gold.
I was a little paranoid cutting it, hoping I wouldn’t ruin it,
but I used the original fabric from the seat as a pattern.
There were holes in this sack and I was
just barely able to make it fit.
I washed it twice to remove what stains I could,
but some of them are just an enduring part of its character.
I added light distressing – just enough to accent
the “knicks of time” it already had,
the waxed it with Minwax Natural. (affiliate link)
I love it now, and am thrilled to have preserved a little piece of local history.
Create this look with a
Reproduction French Grain Sack Burlap Bag (affiliate link)