Local History Seed Bag Chair

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.
repurposed seed bag chair - KnickofTime.net
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.
repurposed seed bag chair - KnickofTime.net
Create this look with a
  french grain sack burlap bag

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  1. This is gorgeous Angie! I’ve always wanted to do something similar. It looks great 🙂


  2. love, love, love it!

  3. Rosemary@villabarnes says

    Nice job Angie. Your paint treatment compliments the weathered sack nicely.

  4. Great job, well done, saw you on link party, now google following, please pop by, Karima x http://www.karimascrafts.com

  5. Okay Angie, you got my attention. I live in Quincy and am very familiar with Keller’s. I have a decorating blog and love your style. I am now a new follower. So I would love to talk to you. Please email me at tmtm4@comcast.net if you are interested in connecting.Terry

  6. Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage says

    How exciting to have a bit of local history in your makeover. It will be fun to find out how old the sack actually is.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I love having you join the fun.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  7. Your chair looks beautiful! I just love the grainsack touch to it! Coming over from Somewhat Simple and your newest follower!


  8. Oh my GOSH, what a FABULOUS re-do…and so PERFECT with the local history story!!

    visiting from

  9. What a great idea!
    I love it!!

  10. Wonderful! It looks really nice now! Love it. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  11. I love this!! The grain sack looks absolutely great!

  12. Really nice work.

  13. I saw your chair with Keller’s grain sack. I lived in Quincy. Now I’m 45 miles east of there. Small world. I’m a follower now. I don’t have a blog yet but hope to soon. I like you stuff. Great work Angie.

  14. I love your chair…I’d love to try something like this too. I’m your newest follower 🙂
    Cas x

  15. awesome job, love it!!!

  16. Most beautiful thing of your blog is those chair. grainsack touch is so great. I am now a new follower and enjoyed lot in my first visit.

  17. Love this! I hope it’s okay that I feature this on my blog Wednesday!

  18. I did a chair almost exactly like this. I haven’t blogged about it, yet, but you can barely see it in this blog post: http://thebackyardbungalow.com/?p=938

    Love your graphics!

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