Many of us are loving the way burlap and vintage grain, coffee and feed sacks have worked their way into home decor. They have a nice earthy feel to them and are being used as pillows, drapery, upholstery and table linens. I have purchased just a couple of authentic pieces and
they can be very pricey!
So I came up with this alternative...
Do you know that you can buy large pieces of burlap at Home Depot in the gardening department? That's right, and less than $5 for a 80"x80" yard cloth! The first thing I did was spread it out on my lawn and hosed it off to remove excess dust. Then I put it in my dryer with a fabric softener sheet. Yes, it did fill up the lint tray!
Next I used painters tape to mark off lines,
and then simply filled in with a red Sharpie. I thought about using paint but this was so easy and
no bleeding under the tape.
I first used my new "vintage" tablecloth out on my patio for a barbecue with friends. Perfect for Summertime!
And now I'm experimenting with a Christmas look for my women's club Christmas Idea House
(yes, we're already busy at work on this year's event!)