Friday, April 27, 2012

Burlap Grain Sacks, Charles Faudree, & a Bench

I received a package today that I was anxiously waiting for.
In it was this awesome frenchy burlap grain sack!

Thank you to Gail over at Gail's Decorative Touch for sharing her awesome grain sack apron during Treasure Hunt Thursday! As soon as I saw it I headed straight over to Online Fabric Store and ordered a few grain sacks myself. I always love when fellow bloggers share where they find awesome things! 

I also ordered a few of these but had NO idea how HUGE they were going to be. As of right now I have no clue what I will be doing with them but I am sure I will think of something sooner or later. Anybody for a game of hopsack in the meantime!?;)

The frenchy burlap sack made me start thinking about this here bench. I purchased it back in February from the same lady I purchased the pair of frenchy chairs that reside in our office. We have been using it in the living room as an ottoman even though it is in desperate need of a makeover. The fabric is kinda dirty though you can't tell from the picture and the wood I think has a layer or two of hairspray on it. It won't come off. I tried.

I remembered I had a piece of scrap fabric I purchased a few years back from a fabric store at my mama's. I just LOVED it and wanted more but could not find it anywhere so I just saved the one piece knowing one day I would think of something to do with it.

In comes the frenchy burlap grain sack! I think they will make a perfect pair together for the bench.
Right about now you may be wondering what Charles Faudree has to do with any of this!?;)

Charles Faudree's book Details is one of my favorite books and I thumb thru it on a regular basis looking for inspiration.

I LOVE this chair and pillow. It would be perfect in our living room.The pillow even has our initial on it! But I digress.....

Here is one of his displays around the fireplace. Do you notice something a tad familiar about it?

This bench is almost identical to the one I purchased but I am sure wayyyyy more than what I paid!;) I was tickled when I noticed it one day. Now I am sure Faudree would never add a burlap grain sack to anything but I am hoping my bench will turn out just as marvelous!
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Feathered Nest Friday
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  1. Oh... I cant wait to see your bench, its going to look amazing!

  2. Wow, I love that grain sack for the ottoman, Pamela! That floral is also very pretty. I can't wait to see what you are going to come up with!

  3. Pamela I know it going to look FABULOUS!! Can't wait to see!!

  4. How sweet of you to mention me again Pamela! I can't wait to see what you decide to do with the ottoman. Whatever you do decide, I know it will look fabulous!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

    P.S. I love the cattle feed burlap and headed there now to order it.

  5. Your title hooked me right in! That bench is going to be great with the grain sack....

  6. I love can be dressed up or down. Your little bench is going to look fabulous!


  7. I have a feeling the bench will look great!
    I've ordered fabrics from online fabric store...great source.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  8. I just bought two of those awesome grain sacks too! They came in the mail already, and now... what to do with them!?! I love where you are going with your bench! So fun!


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