Sunday, April 22, 2012

Burlap, and More Burlap

My garage, aka the abyss, is becoming less of a nightmare.  Spring cleaning has been a breath of fresh air. I'm also happy about many of the things I've unearthed. Yesterday, I opened up two large containers against the back wall, and this is what I found.




Burlap, and more burlap.  I can't say that I forgot I had it, I just forgot how much I had.




What you see here, is about half.  I remember picking these up at garage and estate sales last year,




and they've been in a container ever since.  Probably because I sorta burned out on burlap projects, but I still love the look.  Many of my clients wanted chairs, settees, stools etc., upholstered in burlap.  I can't tell you how many I've done.  You may have seen some of my pieces floating around on the web, before I started blogging.  Burlap is not fun to upholster with. However, I have made bulletin boards, etc., with burlap.  That I enjoy.  Time to do something with these.  This piece with the floral pattern is one my favorites.



Coffee time.



Now, this next piece is actually linen, but I think I put it in the same container because it has a similar vibe.  It would also make for a softer upholstery material.  I also love the pattern and colors.






Okay, I'm going through the rest of it. I have a few ideas in mind already.  See ya soon.


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36 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Looking forward to seeing what you whip up with these, Rosemary!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Gorgeous fabric. The coffee one would look good framed or as a bullitin board for a kitchen but I'm sure you already have fabulous projects in mind. I have sen anything of yours that I didn't like!!!

Kelly said...

Oh! I LOVE burlap! I can't wait to see what you come up with using those. I like the ones with the words on them.

Anne said...

Rosemary,
My goodness you have quite an abyss.I love all these treasures you are sharing.I have not seen such pretty burlap before.Can't wait to see what you come up with.Have fun in the process.
Anne

Kris said...

And into the abyss she goes..finding all kinds of goodies!. I love the blue and white piece of fabric. It would make a gorgeous seat cover or used as a cover for a bulletin/inspiration board.

I know how hard it is to sew with burlap I can't imagine working with it to cover something!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my..your "abyss" has lovelier treasures than i've seen in upscale antique shops! truly...LOVE the burlap....the colors are so beautiful...and unusual!;)

Terry said...

You have some really pretty pieces there. Love that blue pattern.

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Burlap heaven!

Susan said...

What a wonderful stock pile of burlap! I never see Burlap at the yard sales here!

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow....love the floral and the blue burlap pieces, Rosemary! Very unusual - and gorgeous! :)

xoxo laurie

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So many pretty pieces...can't wait to see what you do with them :) Laurel

Lucy said...

Finding all of those would be like opening a big present on Christmas morning. They're D-I-V-I-N-E!!!!

Victoria said...

Those are all beautiful pieces! Can't wait to see what you come up with:)

Cherub Cottage said...

I LOVE THE BLUE LINEN ONE, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU CREATE :)

Poppy said...

I love these printed burlap... will be exciting to see you adding your creative touch,Rosemary:) Have a great week!~Poppy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have never seen so much pretty burlap! I love the blue pattern. Lucky you!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I can't wait to see what your
creative mind comes up with this burlap!!

Diane said...

Anticipation!!! Love your blog!

Decor & Harmony said...

Can I have the address to your abyss I would love to get my hands on a few things....lovin' the burlap :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

OK Rosemary...I am in total love with that coffee themed burlap piece...that would look great in my "coffee room".....can't wait to see what creative thing you will do with it!!...sigh, sigh...really nice!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it all! That linen piece is beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Debbie

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

I love the piece with the flowers as well...
Soooo pretty!*!*! Wonder what you'll create with it???
Jeanine Burkhardt

Kathryn J Cain said...

you have it goin on! some very wonderful stuff. You should be proud on your blog...i have a lot of work to do on mine....the transfer Tut! is awsome...really awsome

Revi said...

Color! I love the patterned pieces, Rosemary. Spring is in the air...color is everywhere!
-Revi

It's All Connected said...

That's quite the stash, Rosemary! Can't wait to see what you do with it. ~ Maureen

la.maison.de.laure said...

Votre blog est super beau!!!!
Je fais partie de vos nouvelles fans!!!
Un petit bonjour de la France!!!!
A bientôt
Laure

Debbiedoo's said...

They are fantastic Rosemary. You are going to come up with some great projects.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

That is some good lucky stash of burlap. I love the floral one.

Dee

The Bold Abode said...

That linen is GORGEOUS! I just cleaned out the Garage, too...it's amazing how good it can make you feel to have a clean garage...

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW at all the burlap! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a neat stash! Can't wait to see what you have planned!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

girl you must have a building full of treasures LOl

DIY Show Off said...

You have the best treasures. I think I say that every time I visit but it's so true! I really love the print print!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh my gosh, all this burlap is so amazing! Love the floral patterns and designs!

Twice Nice said...

oh my gosh! You are going to have some fun with all that goodness! Can't wait to see what all you do with it!

Bliss said...

That is either a good dream with so much burlap, or a nightmare.

~Bliss~