Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week. We are busy getting ready for our sale this weekend. We have lots of new pieces and some cool vintage things that we found on one of our hunts. Today I wanted to share a project that my mom’s friend Sharon did with some old chairs. I wish I had a before but I don’t. She wanted to upstyle these chairs and happened to have a whole box full of Bemis grainsacks. The chairs were painted first in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Linen and finished with clear wax. The upholstery of the chairs was easy and is something anyone can do if they have a scissors, a staple gun and can wrap a present.
This chair crackled and had such a cool finish to it. The other ones did not have the same finish as this one going into the project so they did not crackle as much. The awesome thing about grainsacks for upholstery projects is that they are very durable and easy to work with. If you buy some that feel tough we just recommend putting them through the wash once or twice, it makes a big difference.
Sharon had some grainsacks left over and they are now in the store for sale. We have also used them for pillows and like how they look just hanging from an old ladder (P.S we finally got our old metal ladders back in the store!!). We also have some Hungarian grainsacks in the store that have blue or red stripes. While Sharon was going through her grainsack stash she actually found one that belonged to my husband’s grandfather and had his name stamped on it. She gave it to me and I have it displayed in my house. Speaking of my husband, June is national dairy month. For those of you who don’t know, my husband is a dairy farmer. In honor of the month I wanted to share a picture of my favorite heifer, Millie. Isn’t she cute!? This is not the best picture but she is so friendly that she wouldn’t back up so I could get a better shot.
Hope to see you at the sale on Friday and Saturday this week!!