A Coffee Sack Win & A Garage Sale Chair

August 18, 2013
Last June I was lucky enough to win a very cool burlap coffee sack on BJ's Sweet Nothings blog courtesy of Home a la Mode.

I was pretty excited to win seeing as how I love burlap, and I'm usually not very lucky.  

BJ had every confidence in me that I would be super creative, and come up with an original idea.  Well, I put part of the coffee sack on a chair seat.  I'm pretty sure it's been done, but it is cute on the little $3 garage sale chair.

I still have another project in mind with the  coffee sack leftovers.  

This is the $3 chair.  

It needed a paint job.  I painted it with Rustoleum Black Chalkboard paint.  I had some left over from my chalkboard projects.  I have also painted a shelf, a bedroom chest and a library table with it.  It has the same no sanding, no priming properties of Annie Sloane chalk paint, and the finish is flat.

Here is the shelf:

And here is the chest:  
Both were distressed with sandpaper mostly on  the edges, and then a walnut stain pen darkened the exposed wood.  I put two coats of Lundmark's Clear Paste Wax on top.  Then lightly buffed when dry.  We do not use the furniture as a chalkboard.  I like the finish and I like the price.

Here is the chair after paint, distressing, stain pen, and wax.

Upcycled Garage Sale Chair with Coffee Sack Seat
My husband helped put the burlap on the seat.  We were so worried about getting the stripe straight on the front of the chair that the design got slightly off center.  It's still a pretty cute chair (and I didn't dare suggest we straighten it).  

Upcycled Garage Sale Chair with Coffee Sack Seat

Upcycled Garage Sale Chair with Coffee Sack Seat
 It's sitting under the covered patio now but it is going in my den soon, by a built-in desk.

This adorable little bunny hockey hankie was also tucked in my package.  So cute!

Thanks BJ and thanks Home a la Mode!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. How cool is this. I love it. Great use of the bag and the chair is perfect. Hugs, Marty

  2. I KNEW IT....I just knew you would come up with an amazing and awesome way to use your coffee sack.
    The chair, all painted and dressed in a beautiful burlap seat,is just PERFECT. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
    and...I think the offset of the pattern is even better. Ya'll did a great job on the whole thing.
    I am going to do a post on burlap crafts and hope it's ok if I use one of your photos...:)

  3. P.S. Did you send a photo of your chair to Home al Mode? She would be thrilled to see how you used one of her sacks. :)

  4. Your chair project is a perfect way to use the coffee sack. The bold graphic looks great offset on the seat. Bravo! Congratulations on the win!

  5. Your coffee sack chair is perfect. You did a great job on the paint job also.
    Have a great job.

  6. The coffee sack looks great on the chair...love it!!

  7. I really like the burlap being off center - it really adds character to the piece. Very cool. Now I know what I can do with the chalkboard paint I was given.


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