Sunday, July 31, 2011

Local History Chair

I love reusing things with some history behind them,
so I was thrilled to find a seed sack from a local business,
which has been family-owned since 1880.
I decided to put it to use on this harp back chair.
The chair was originally dark, stained wood,
so I repainted it Bungalow Gold.
I would have preferred an antique white,
but I already had a full can of the Bungalow Gold.
I was a little paranoid cutting it, hoping I wouldn't ruin it,
but I used the original fabric from the seat as a pattern.
There were holes in this sack and I was
just barely able to make it fit.
I washed it twice to remove what stains I could,
but some of them are just an enduring part of its character.
Added light distressing - just enough to accent
the "knicks of time" it already had,
the waxed it with Minwax Natural.

Love it now!
I think I'll contact the business
to see if they have any idea of the seed bag's age.
Linking up to the parties on my sidebar this week!


  1. This is gorgeous Angie! I've always wanted to do something similar. It looks great :-)


  2. Nice job Angie. Your paint treatment compliments the weathered sack nicely.

  3. Great job, well done, saw you on link party, now google following, please pop by, Karima x

  4. Okay Angie, you got my attention. I live in Quincy and am very familiar with Keller's. I have a decorating blog and love your style. I am now a new follower. So I would love to talk to you. Please email me at if you are interested in connecting.Terry

  5. How exciting to have a bit of local history in your makeover. It will be fun to find out how old the sack actually is.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I love having you join the fun.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  6. Your chair looks beautiful! I just love the grainsack touch to it! Coming over from Somewhat Simple and your newest follower!


  7. Oh my GOSH, what a FABULOUS re-do...and so PERFECT with the local history story!!

    visiting from

  8. Wonderful! It looks really nice now! Love it. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  9. I love this!! The grain sack looks absolutely great!

  10. I saw your chair with Keller's grain sack. I lived in Quincy. Now I'm 45 miles east of there. Small world. I'm a follower now. I don't have a blog yet but hope to soon. I like you stuff. Great work Angie.

  11. I love your chair...I'd love to try something like this too. I'm your newest follower :)
    Cas x

  12. Most beautiful thing of your blog is those chair. grainsack touch is so great. I am now a new follower and enjoyed lot in my first visit.

  13. Love this! I hope it's okay that I feature this on my blog Wednesday!

  14. I did a chair almost exactly like this. I haven't blogged about it, yet, but you can barely see it in this blog post:

    Love your graphics!


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