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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Decorating with Burlap!~Newbie party Started....

It is pretty apparent that Burlap and grain sacks are all the rage in decorating, well one of them anyway!
They add texture, color and visual interest to just about any room. My Mom sent me this link today, and I thought it was great to share with my friends.
I did a little project of my own as well with some FREE burlap bags my FIL gave me.
I mentioned to you, that they are rice bags,and that you should check with your local grocer to see if they would throw you a few.  I thought about coffee sacks as certainly does not hurt to ask, and FREE is always a good.
Not Your Momma’s Gunny Sack Anymore…BURLAP
by: Karen Olsen
Burlap is making an appearance all over the home décor scene. It’s rustic, textural and charming all at the same time.
Here are a few ideas on how to use burlap in your home.

Window Treatments/ Shower Curtain. A natural or dark-colored burlap drapery over a white sheer curtain provides a rich contrast. The open weave allows the light to shine through.

What a neat idea this easy too, just buy some cheap canvas squares, wrap and tack the back.

Very pretty!



Lamp Shades
Sources where the pics where copied: Living Better at age 50+

And now onto my own new Burlap project.....

 I love the vibrant colors in these rice bags...

 These were the before if you recall.  

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint, painted and distressed them.

For A FREE project, I think they turned out pretty good.
I have plenty more where these came from, so who knows what else I will come up with next.
ENJOY the newbie party!
Blogging 6 months or less, and/or less than 100 followers.
If you are not a friend of mine, I sure would love to have you.
WORD VERIFICATION IS NOT MY FRIEND, so please be kind and get rid of it!

ALSO, one more blab from me...IF you have not heard or seen the huge Mountain of Giveaways going on, please go check it out...
Chalk paint and more...


MM With Susan between naps on the porch
Amaze me Monday
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Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the new stools! They look fantastic! Great way to use those sacks - love the bright logos! Thanks for sharing.

July 24, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your burlap sack seats on your kitchen stools. It really adds a lot of character to your wonderful kitchen!

July 24, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Evie said...

I am absolutely NUTS about that burlap covered gorgeous!!
Thanks for hosting another sure is nice for us newbies! :)

July 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger ❦Bayside Gal❦ said...

Love the chair covers. I think I would like to make a stool cover fr my kitchen. Nice idea!

July 24, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Jan@southernjunkin' said...

I love burlap! Great lookin' stool covers! Thanks for hosting the party! So enjoy visiting with all!

July 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are the best,, the stools wow,, love that.When we were first married and were struggling I made burlap curtain for our home,, it was cheap and it was orange!!It was the seventies!!I love burlap but its different now, for sure,, beautiful post thanks for sharing,

July 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, I love the way the stools turned out. How cute. I saw a lady at Scott's Antique Market selling the coffee bags for $30 a piece and she probably got them for free. What a nice profit.

July 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The stools look great! I saw some burlap bags at the Fabric store near me...I need to think about how I could use some! I'm happy to be able to comment tonight, too! The comment box hasn't been coming up the last couple of days! I've read your posts but couldn't comment! Hugs! ♥

July 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

They look great Debbie! Perfect match for your stools & your kitchen.

July 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger highheeledlife said...

Brilliant ideas you have inspired us with! and the stools! WOW.. we are re-doing our kitchen and may have to "borrow" this creative idea. Happy Sunday xo HHL

July 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

Oh, I do love the things they do with burlap. Love the stool grain sacks! Thanks for your sweet comments Debbie!

July 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like how the stools came out. I am trying to play catch up on reading previous posts. Sounds and looks like you had a very nice vacation and visit with your family. You FIL has a real treasure trove in his basement. :D
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

July 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! I loved seeing all of the sacks and burlap projects! I still haven't done anything with them. You're so clever and your little stool seats look great and they even have the colors of your granite in them! You're the best.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

July 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Carol-Anne said...

I didn't think I would like burlap, actually. But I loved the shower curtain and the stools. Maybe I'm coming around to it!

Thanks for hosting, as usual!

July 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have been wanting to make one of those runners and just keep putting it at the end of my list. I think your stools are wonderful and free is ALWAYS good. My days at your Newbie Party are over and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm really sad. I will miss it. Thanks for hosting every's a wonderful opportunity for Newbies. Have a good week.

July 24, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those burlap bags on the stools. Such wonderful colors and graphics. Great job!

July 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

What great burlap ideas you presented and your stools look great!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!!

July 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Thank you for all the burlap pics from that fabulous blog!! And thank you for showing us all of your creative ways for using them!! Love them all!!
I won one from Dee Lapin, and I am still looking for the perfect place to put it!! I know it will come to me, and it will be awesome!!

July 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your stools look great, Debbie! Thanks for all the inspiration photos, too!

July 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I just love what you did to those stools and the colors on them are all the more enticing.... I love their texture against the polished granite counter...My next shopping stop is the grocery store, lol! Thanks for this lovely inspiring idea,Debbie and for being our gracious hostess each week!Happy Sunday to you!~Poppy

July 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love all the burlap!!!
I think I'm going to go wrap myself in burlap tonight. he he


July 24, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Icy BC said...

I love how your stool came out, and they look wonderful!

July 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love using bold graphics. Yours turned out beautifully.

July 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger camp and cottage living said...

I'm not much into burlap, but I liked your stools. Probably because of the color in them.
Just wondering, remember I'm a newbie, what did you mean by "word verification"?
I didn't want to join the newbie party again if I wasn't following the right guidelines!

July 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow Deb, those turned out great! I bed PB will be showing those soon in their next catalog!

July 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Your stools turned out fantastic! You are like the energizer bunny!! :)

July 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love all these ideas...your stools look great. I LOVE that headboard, too!

July 24, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Great burlap projects! I love the headboard. Your stools look fabulous. That was a great use of some of your rice bags.

July 24, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

They're awesome and inspiring. Love all the stools with such re-do.

July 24, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, I brought back some burlap coffee bags from vacation and just started on some burlap projects today! You're right burlap is hot and it is everywhere!!! I bet another magazine will see your stools!


July 24, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann Pickett said...

Really nice texture on your bar stools. So cool. I love the ottoman and lampshade, too.

July 25, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Love the burlap headboard and runner. Then I get to your stools.Love them. How do you do that?? You go to NYC and cover stools. I go on a road trip and my tongue is hanging out. Oh, You are younger ( and prettier). I am sure that's it.
We have a local news reporter that looks like you so I get to visit with you each evening news broadcast. I am going to figure out a way to send her pic to you.
Hugs and blessings, Ginger

July 25, 2011 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Great inspiration Debbie and I especially love your stools! Is it comfy to sit on?
YOur last photo is so pretty with the sun shining sparkly!

July 25, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Debbie,
Great ideas for burlap. Love the kitchen stools! Thanks for hosting!

July 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

They turned out great Debbie!

July 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEBBIE!DEBBIE! are one of the most active,ever charged,bloggy buddies,there is always something fun and exciting going on over here.I love these burlap stool covers!Great and fun project,looks fantastic in your kitchen,[{YOU ARE THE COUNTRY WOMAN OF THE YEAR}]!..can't wait to get my signed copy,THANK YOU!.
I fore-see "COUNTRY WOMAN",magazine flooded with new subscriptions!
Again I appreciate you my
(famous)bloggy buddy!

July 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

You know I love color! :-) The stools look great ~ really a bright addition to your kitchen.


July 25, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

The stools are fantastic!! I love that the bags were FREE! Thanks for the linky party :)

July 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

P.S. Great pic with the headboard idea too.

July 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh Debbie, I am a sucker for burlap and I am diggin' those stools!! LOVE!
Thanks for hosting! You know I love it here!!

July 25, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your stools are great. What a great idea! I LOVE them!!

July 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Karie Waters said...

I've been on a burlap kick too. I have one more project that I want to do, just need to find my sewing machine...
Love your blog!

July 25, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the stools. Looking forward to more creative projects. Burlap is a favorite look for me. Love all the images.

July 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Hi Debbie, I somehow forgot to link up yesterday. Must have been one of those days, haha. I'm all linked up now though. : ) Thanks for hosting! I love your stools you redid. Soo cute. And really, all that furniture was painted with one can of chalk paint? I can't wait until they sell it here in Canada. : ) ~ Catie @ Catie's Corner

July 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

I love burlap. Your stools are adorable and I love that ottoman.

July 27, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

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