The Thursday Three- sackcloth and stashes

burlap-sack-coffee-bag-upholstered-seat-cushion-fI am currently thinking of reupholstering the seats of my old dining chairs in France with vintage coffee sacks

I like the juxtaposition of raw stencilled fabric with a pretty painted chair

There are a few things to consider with this option-

1) They need a really good wash first as the coffee aroma will be pretty ingrained- a cold wash will do it, but you may lose a little of the color intensity, although that’s no bad thing for an artfully aged look.

2) The weave needs to be reasonably tight or the covers will catch and fall into holes very quickly

3) The fabric must be soft enough to sit on comfortably without itchy bits. “that’s a terrible rash you have there, is it catching?”

4) They will need a good lining fabric to give body and make the fabric sit right.

This is still just a possibility, I have already, stashed away, two other options  for these chairs,

DSC03070 a new stripe heavy linen fabric and a vintage  fifties fabric with French luggage labels printed on it.

I have so many textiles in my French house stash now that it is getting silly. I need to curb my magpie tendencies.

Decisions, decisions, this option-right- would be a talking point.

And, yes, I know it’s not Thursday yet….



About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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4 Responses to The Thursday Three- sackcloth and stashes

  1. Clair says:

    LOVE! I hope you show a photo of them finished!


  2. bizzyella says:

    Ooh, interAmerican dragon’s balls… That’s a wall hanging!


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