5.15.2009

imperfectly beautiful...

I've had this vintage armchair for 3 years and it was done in salmon toile. Fine if you like a pretty toile in a salmon color. I bought the chair because of the bones and it sat in my living room for a while, kind of looking like a lost soul....a bit out of place.

Then i came across some old burlap coffee sacks....that still had some beans sitting at the bottom.

I'm not going to lie.

I'm not the biggest burlap fan.

It shed's. ......really bad.

Its like having a dog ....on steroids.

burlap hair everywhere.

but i was determined to re-cover this chair myself...














It's not perfect. I didn't want it to be.

It's imperfect.......

and fits right in.

....just don't sit in it....

...because I am not going to buy you a lint roller to get the burlap hair off your bottom.







57 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Have you ever read the blog "Imperfectly Beautiful?" She's brilliant, and she always has some kind of cute project going on. Just thought I'd give you a heads up. :)
http://imperfectlybeautifulms.blogspot.com/

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It looks really nice with the burlap. What is a bit of shedding for a great look? Heh.

When I covered my corkboard in burlap, my floor was absolutely covered in dust after I was done.

Your chair came out great.
~Michelle

LuLu said...

You make me LAUGH!!! We have a Goldendoodle dog for shedding reasons.... okay and allergies that I have an my daughter has! Your day is imperfectly perfect even if it's just to look at!
:) thanks for the laugh after a morning of spilt hot oatmeal all over the kitchen.... uggggg

paperhill said...

it came out really great! you always manage to make me laugh! have a great weekend!

knack said...

love this post...super cute! xo

Julie said...

Your chair turned out lovely.

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Okay, okay, so burlap sheds...and high heels also hurt, so your point is?? ;)
I guess I'll never be accused of being practical when it comes to something I want/like so I guess that's why I'm willing to endure burlap's "cons" (the initial strong smell being another).
But really, some burlap is honestly better than others for some reason. I have some old coffee sacks that are more soft, fine-weave burlap and they're a dream to work with; others...not so much. Regardless, I'm all about burlap for now! :)
LOVE that chair, girlie!!
Ruth

♥Aubrey said...

It looks amazing...just don't sit right?
There is a lovely surprise on my blog awaiting you. Go see :)

B said...

LOL, I so want to get with the burlap thing but I have issues with the shedding too - and you're the first person I've heard mention it; I thought it was just me! p.s Love the chair!

AshleyR said...

Cute, Cute! You can label it the "No No" chair :)

C Maisy said...

you tolerate my dog...i will tolerate yours.
happy friday~

Allegra said...

HAHAHAHA :)
I wish I knew how to recover things!
You did a fabulous job. I'll sit in it and bring my own lint roller :)

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh I love it, who cares you can't sit in it!
Have a great weekend~
Bristol

Federica said...

Maybe it's not perfect but it's absolutely beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend Kasey!
Hugs
federica

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Great chair! I LOVE burlap, shedding and all! Have a good weekend Kasey! :)

MandieGirl said...

You did an amazing job on this! I'm a little jealous, actually. ;) THanks for sharing!!!

Rachel said...

It looks fabulous! Great Job!

Coralie said...

Your writing is such fun to read along with your creative projects! Thanks for sharing your words and works!

Jackie said...

Love it!! I love burlap - shedding and all. The chair looks great!

Tara said...

That is ok, I keep a lint roller in my car...can I sit a spell? Loosk wonderul casey, I especially love the arms...so perfectly, imperfect! Have a wonderul weekend..xo

Tara said...

Ok wow, I certainly didn't re-read my post before I sent it now did I, KASEY!!! sorry sweetie!

Brandie said...

You are too funny! I love it.

Anne Marie said...

love it!

you cracked me up with lint roller!! wouldn't that be so shiek? on that little side table?
hilarious.

Simply Me Art said...

Oh Girl, Nothing in my house is Perfect, the way we like it!! I love the chair you did a Great job too. I really love Burlap but agree is sheds like Crazy. Have a Great weekend, Hope the kids feel better too. jamie

paige said...

a shedding chair that smells like coffee beans in your imperfect perfectly charming world--PERFECT!

i'm so glad you're not practical...what a snore that would be!

Leah C said...

You did a wonderful job...it looks beautiful! Is there no end to your amazing talent? {Hope not..:}

Tami said...

Love it...Perfect of not!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs~T

Georgia B. said...

this is amazing! truly. i'm speechless.

thank you for stopping by my blog. i have admired your work and blog since i met sweet Alyssa. i almost came to your shop last summer for an opening with her too, but was forced to turn around due to construction. i hope to make it some day, as i live somewhat close—in Crystal Lake.

have a great weekend!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

What would life be without PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS...

love the chair...
Hugs...
Cathleen

Joyce said...

I love what you did with the chair. A little shedding never hurts anyone. Have a golden weekend.

gigi said...

love it! i think it looks great! but...i have to ask...

what is the paint color of your walls???? i LOVE it!!!! so beautiful!

:) gigi

Becky said...

I love your paint color. It is cool and calm.

Janelle said...

I love it. Very creative. I'm glad it's not perfect. Perfect is over rated I think. Great job on doing that yourself.

Rue said...

Hi Kasey :)

I wondered about that, because I've been around it, but I thought maybe it was just me. It looks really cute even if it does shed like a Labrador ;)

xo,
rue

Reese & Marie said...

Hilarious! I love it!

Melissa Miller said...

Too funny Kasey! I love it!
What an interesting and beutifully unique idea.

Did you know there's a blog named "Imperfectly Beautiful"? Her name is Amanda.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Traci said...

Kasey,
Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment about the guest house. I have only been blogging for about 6 weeks, and I am having the time of my life. I came by to visit your blog, and it is beautiful! Such great posts! I love the burlap chair...perfectly imperfect!
Blessings,
Traci

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

Super cute, my friend! I love it! The "imperfection" is what makes it perfect!

Nora said...

It looks so amazing! Love it...

paperbird said...

I have one of those probably not a good idea to sit in chairs!
I love it.

Lissa said...

well i think it looks great! but i never thought about the shedding before! but grain sack stuff is just so cool! I most certainly would just put up with the shedding! when you have guest over they must just freak out over your house!

Rebekah said...

Cute! I love burlap, too, but you're right about the shedding. I used it at my house to make little curtains to cover the not-so-attractive stuff I have piled on a couple of those cheapo particle board/laminate bookshelves that we still have hanging around from our college days. I tell myself that it makes them look less crappy. :)

koralee said...

So amazing...love the look...i was wondering about burlap as a fabric and how well it would work...oh well...Looks always outweighs funtion.

tracey said...

I think it turned out great, but then again, you have a knack for great! Hope you're feeling better soon - don't worry I had your glass of wine for you:)
T

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Well, it's really really cute! I know that stuff does shed bad, I've used it for a couple projects. Sure like the way it looks.

Antique Therapy said...

I recently covered a chair for my shop with the grain sack too, it came out really well. Yours came out cool too!! By the way I love your blog!! I would love to switch links with you if possible.
www.antiquetherapy.com.
Thanks
Keri

Brenna LaPray said...

Very creative Kasey.

TRES BELLE said...

It's perfect just the way it is. I love the look.

Andrea @ http://fadedplains.blogspot.com/ recovered her diningroom chairs in burlap bags. They look great!!!

Kris

Mrs. Jones said...

I have had that problem with burlap, myself. Even after I washed it 5 times.

The chair looks amazing.

~Heather

Lisa said...

I TOO HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH BURLAP.

THE LOVE PART OUR WEIGHS THE HATE THOUGH.

HUGS FROM MAINE

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

fabulous. LOVE your perfect imperfection. Seriously - only one as Anthropolo-chic as yourself could do this and it turns out this beautifully.

have a great weekend!

xo

McMaster and Storm said...

ya, i have a burlap curtain in my kitchen & sheds like cra-zy.
sigh, but it's so cute!

like your chair.....k

Room design studio said...

this really made me laugh!! I looove the chair with burlap! its the cutest chair i've ever seen in 2009 !

Rita said...

I am your 54th comment, I love your chair, I am glad I stopped by. Ciao

Mindy said...

Kasey, I love it! I just live through your beautiful decorating. My husband is not into anything shabby, beachy or vintage. He is more into clean lines of modern, Swedish or Bali Hai. Thanks for the virtual vacation.

PS~Erin said...

This is such a neat look! Well done and thanks for sharing!

La Table De Nana said...

I love it! I have a red chair in my kitchen w/ a French dishcloth on it's back..:) Faux Upholstery:)

The top is now a dishcloth and the bottom red cotton:)
I think Imperfectly Beautiful is a compliment.In it's highest form.
Perfection is boring.