F I'm So Vintage: burlap here, burlap there, everywhere....
Thursday, April 5, 2012

burlap here, burlap there, everywhere....

burlap. How do you feel about the burlap craze? I love it!  It is rustic and natural and if you search around, you can find burlap feed bags to repurpose. I just recently started to use it in the pillows I am making for the shop,


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 but I am finding so many creative uses for burlap. 


burlap ottoman


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burlap table skirt in the laundry


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burlap banner


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burlap for the bed


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burlap as a window treatment


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burlap for a wreath


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I definitely want to make a burlap wreath. I think I see a visit to Michaels in my near future. 


 

22 comments:

  1. I don't know how I feel about burlap. I like the rustic look of it very much, but it's sort of scratchy. It looks great in all these photos!

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  2. Laura- I love the looks of it as people use it in their decor...but I am so allergic to it that I start scratching just touching it....something in the fiber. I grew up handling it on the farm as all of our feed was delivered in those bags. xo Diana

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  3. Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!!!
    I JUST picked up 4 big burlap sacks at Habitat for Humanity store! $1 each, SCORE!!!
    To make my burlap wreath, I used leftover from an upholstery job my fried and I did.
    She bought the burlap for $10 a yard.
    Also, get a coupon from Michaels, so the ring doesn't cost you $7 like mine did.

    I loved your ideas!

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  4. That is burlap love, that's what that is:) Love it! Happy Easter:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  5. The little wreath is sweet! but I don't think I would ever decorate with it. It's really in now and a lot of people love it. The photos are very lovely! Happy Easter!

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  6. I love the natural color and texture of burlap!

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  7. Fun. I do love that natural look. I love the pillow with the eye chart. :-)

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  8. The only one I would possibly not do is the one for the bed. At least for the pillows and the cover...bedskirt, definitely! Hope to see your wreath soon!

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  9. I have been doing some work with burlap lately too, if you run it through the laundry on heavy duty a few times and throw it in the dryer it helps quite a bit! Be prepared to clean out the lint traps. Thanks for even more burlap inspiration

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  10. I would love to make one of the banners but do you think burlap is hard to work with? I haven't tried yet! Enjoy your holiday weekend! ♥

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  11. I seem to be allergic or something to burlap. Makes me sneeze!
    Brenda

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  12. I love burlap too. Thanks for sharing some great inspiration!

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  13. A feel like burlap is the new silk :) I love how we walk up and down the curve of development. After complexity, comes simplicity...

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  14. Love burlap for that farmhouse look and feel. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

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  15. Laura, every time I visit your blog I am dazzled by your "finds"! I just love the ottoman and eye chart throw pillow. And the burlap skirt in the laundry room had me wishing I needed a skirt somewhere in my house! Guess I need to step away from the stove more often - I didn't even know there was a burlap craze!

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  16. You made that pillow? wow that looks great like something in one of those high end shops. Good job.

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  17. I love the look of the burlap, but most burlap I've ever known had an odor to it that I didn't like! Maybe the newer burlap doesn't? Not sure I'd want it as a bed covering. Love your pillow, that is very nice!

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  18. I love all the burlap especially that wreath. I love burlap I think it adds such nice texture.

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  19. Love the burlap. but don't like the dust it leaves behind in the sewing machine. Hope you are getting your supplies from Michaels lined up!
    xo Cathy

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  20. I've never seen burlap look so cool! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Hi Laura!
    I LOVE all of the images that you have collected to inspire us!
    I have been on this whole washed burlap kick since Fall. If you take a few yards to the laundry mat and use fabric softener, it helps rid the odor. I learned about laundered burlap from Andrea at The French Basketeer and Donna at A Life Reclaimed.

    Your Etsy shop is wonderful! That vintage copper pan...it's patina perfect!

    Thank you for visiting 34th street!
    I wish the best of blessings to you and your family at this Easter time.
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  22. My sister is getting into burlap and her house is really lovely!

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