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Sweet Chair-ity..reupholster with burlap

I wanted to share with you the before and after pieces I did for the trunk show. I like to reupholster with burlap. It’s inexpensive and really versatile!
These were great furniture pieces, but needed a little TLC.

table turned bench before reupholstering with burlap

I found this bench at an estate sale for $3…. yup. $3! That’s almost as cheap as a McDonald’s Sweet tea! It had great bones, even though the finish is a little worn and scratched.

table turned bench after reupholetring with burlap

I did an few yards of hand stamped burlap with a key motif ( it’s easy to do, really!) , and used some of it to cover an upholster the top. I also used a few upholstery tacks to create a pattern in the fabric. Why paint it black? I’m in the Midwest, black sells. Plus, I love the contrast of the painted wood against the light natural burlap.

Chair before doing a reupholster with burlap

The chair was a $12 Goodwill find. Loved this shape and style.
After painting it, I covered it again with the fabric and added a little hanging antique key with some hand stamped ribbon.

Chait after stamping on burlpa and a quick reupholster with burlap

That one, I am glad didn’t sell. Do you like to reupholster with burlap? Or do you have another favorite material. This chair ended up so cute! I love stamping on fabric to make my own textiles. it’s so much more personal that way and you can really customize it! Here is a fun tutorial on that!
And if you are looking for the right sealer for your painted furniture, check out this post here.
The diference between polyacrylic and paste wax
For more  furniture painting tips, check out this post.
And for my best furniture hack, check this out!

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