Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A new project...

Photo: The Design Boards

So remember me telling you about the mid century chair I scored on craigslist a few months back. We were lucky enough to find one in a pretty neutral fabric but it's obviously dated and we knew we wanted to eventually change it but didn't know what we wanted. Then a few weeks ago I was flipping through Viva Terra and came across these chairs and the light bulb went off. I am going to recover my chair in coffee sack fabric.  The coffee sacks are so cheap and I love the look of it, it's different and unexpected which is always something I love in interior design.  I can't wait to get started...I'm ordering the fabric today! 

Photo: Viva Terra

4 comments:

Hundy and Undy said...

That will look great! I rented a room in a house for a few years that had chairs like the one you found on craigslist... among lots of other mid-century items that were original to the house. It was a neat place.

The Design Boards said...

Sounds like it! That's one of my favorite things about that era are the chairs!!

Stacy said...

What a wonderful, fun and unexpected idea! I would love to know your fabric source if you're willing to share. I am searching for a similar look. Your chair is going to look so FAB!
Thanks
Stacy
sdhammen@gmail.com

The Design Boards said...

Stacy I am happy to share my source. I also e-mailed you with the information. I found a great source at onlinefabricstore.com. I have also found various bags on Etsy and read that you can get them from your local coffee shop. They will actually sell them to you for about $1 a bag. Hope all this helps!

http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/burlap/burlap-bags/printed-burlap-bags/printed-burlap-bags-used-.htm