Thursday, February 5, 2015

A 5-Minute Makeover!


Here are a couple of quick tips for making over a chair and pillow in minutes

(No sewing required!) 

For the chair, I'm showing two options... one with burlap and one with a feed sack.

Here is the burlap "after" picture:



I started with this slip-covered wingback chair - - looking pretty tired!


I simply hung a burlap sack over the chair and tucked 
the sides and bottom into the creases of the chair. 


Then, I took a lumbar pillow we've had for years ...



And turned the cover inside out. 
Not everyone will approve, but I think it adds to a natural, simple look.




Next, I did the same thing - this time using a feed sack 
I had purchased at The Farm Chicks show last year.



Simple, simple. 

And now to decide which look to stick with... Burlap or feed sack? 

Please help a girl out and cast your vote! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

xo


21 comments:

  1. This is a great idea to freshen up a chair and give a new look. I like them both, but if I had to choose I'd go with the feed sack.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks so much Mary Alice! I appreciate your input! :)

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  2. You have such a charming home. I loved reading through your blog. I guess that I am a new follower! XX Jo

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    1. Awww, so sweet! Thank you so much - I'm so happy you're "here!" ~julie

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  3. I have used a pillow cover over my kubu chair cushions for a new look and use grain sacks over chairs all the time. I have one over my chair that I am sitting on to keep it from getting so dirty. Both of your ideas look good. The burlap one for some reason looks a bit better to me. I guess because it looks like those deconstructed chairs.

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    1. Deconstructed - that is the word that had escaped me! That's what I thought it reminded me of too - not exactly, but it gives that feel. And that's putting a $3 burlap sack to work! ; ) Thanks for stopping by Kim!

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  4. I love them both! The burlap is warmer, great for the colder months - then I think the feed sack would be perfect for the warmer days. Anything involving burlap or feed sack is a winner to me. ;) Susan@simplystonecreek

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    1. Thank you Susan!! Great thoughts to switch them out seasonally. So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Clever!! I cast my vote for feed sack...a softer, more comfortable look...not as coarse as the burlap on the "sitter":-)!

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  6. Love the grain sack, softer and would be much more comfortable. I love burlap but to me there needs to be practicality to. I've never touched a burlap fabric that becconed me to stay for a spell.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. Hi Julie! I am a new follower too! And I am here to stay :) I love love your style! I'm going to copy cat your DIY little market kitchen sign, hopefully over this snowy weekend. So, I love both of these, but looks wise I am lovin the burlap look just a tad more. Again, the feed sack is probably softer, and still a great look. I would probably swap them out when I got tired of one. We have a store nearby that has all recycled notions and things and last night I was there eyeing a big stack of burlap sacks at $3 a piece! Hmmmm...I think I have a tired chair in my bedroom calling for 1 of these. Thank you for the inspiration!!
    Blessings,
    Lynn

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  8. Love, love the feedsack. Great idea.

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  9. I love the feed sack. It looks much softer.

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  10. I vote feed sack. But then I have had them on my mind for awhile now. :)
    What a wonderfully simple idea. Very ingenious.
    Thanks for sharing.
    *Smiles*

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  11. I know which one I'd have to stick with : Burlap makes me sneeze!
    Brenda

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  12. Great idea for a quick makeover - they are both so pretty! I think the feed sack has my vote, simply because it looks more comfy to me and makes me want to sit down on the chair when I look at it. :) Hope that helps!

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  13. Love this idea of a quick and simple change up! I can even see you doing something seasonal at Christmas too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. A quick and simple update! love it! I thin I need to do this to seat of our living room chair. Our oldest spilled tea all on it and it will not come out.

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  15. I just love fast and easy design changes. Thay make decorating so much fun. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/12/home-matters-linky-party-24/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  16. Richele/Fried PicklesApril 24, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Love you! Your my new girl crush, lol! So I do this all the time. Makes me feel validated that Im on the right track. Budding business. So, I love the burlap. Always loved burlap since I was a kid doing sticheries in school. Love love your blog! Have a beautiful day from Montana.

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    1. So sweet of you Richele! Thank you, and nice to meet a kindred spirit :)

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