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Antique Chair Gets Feed Sack Makeover

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When I hesitantly decided to stop at middle-of-nowhere garage sale, I entered a junkers heaven! Rusty tools, furniture, and all sorts of eye-candy abounded. When I snatched the stitched together feed sacks, I had no idea what they would become.
Stop by to read the full story and see how a lovely antique arm chair with itchy indoor/outdoor upholstery got a farmhouse makeover.
Difficulty: Medium
  • upholstery antique chair feed sack makeover, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture, reupholster
Farmhouse style has such a way of creating a "welcome home" appeal and I'm head over heels for this chair!
  • upholstery antique chair feed sack makeover, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture, reupholster
Not only did I find 2 vintage feed sacks for $1, but also this barrel of antique table legs for $10. SCORE! This is only one of 3 boxes...would you pass them up?
  • upholstery antique chair feed sack makeover, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture, reupholster
This scratchy upholstery was just screaming to be removed. Who would want to sit on it? None of my 6 kids wanted to and neither did I!
  • upholstery antique chair feed sack makeover, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture, reupholster
The two feed sacks had been hand-stitched together at some point and I just had to close my eyes and cut.
  • upholstery antique chair feed sack makeover, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture, reupholster
I'm so glad I took the plunge and cut up those sacks. With a little bit of paint and new duds, my rustic farmhouse arm chair calls to welcome you.

To see more: http://www.prodigalpieces.com/2014/10/vintage-feed-sack-chair-themed-makeover/

Got a question about this project?

  • Somewhat Quirky
    Somewhat Quirky Grosse Pointe, MI

    Great job.Great vision! I have two chairs something like the one you show that I would love to cover just like this! So cute. Guess I better go shopping for grain sacks.

  • Kristy Brown
    Kristy Brown Black River Falls, WI

    LOVE!!!!!!

  • Karyn Faircloth
    Karyn Faircloth Middletown, RI

    This is by far the best recycle I've seen ! Absolutely love it. Fantastic job Larissa

  • DIY 180
    DIY 180 Winter Park, FL

    The chairs looks great and I love the color. You are very talented!

  • Eileen Dixon
    Eileen Dixon La Palma, CA

    Very nice!

  • Jacqueline Saam Cleary
    Jacqueline Saam Cleary Shippensburg, PA

    Great except the sack needs to b centered.... That bothers me...cute idea tho.

    • Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

      @Jacqueline Saam Cleary , would have centered them, but had to place it so that it would cover. I like the quirky look, but I'm a type A person and it threw me at first. :o)

  • Cora
    Cora Topeka, KS

    love this idea and I love the way you put the fabric awesome idea

    • Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

      Thank you, @Cora. That was the only way to put it, especially because of the size of the sacks and the varying wear they had. o)

  • Jeanee Rockweiler
    Jeanee Rockweiler Cazenovia, WI

    I liked the purple too, thought it was the after at first......

  • GR

    Am I going mad? Did two people really say they preferred the purple carpet? Even if the new design is not your thing, I don't see how you could sit on them before, they must have been SO uncomfortable! Fortunately I LOVE the design and I'm guessing

    • Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

      You nailed it, @GR Thank you for seeing not only the artistic side of this, but also the fact that not one person in my house of 8 wanted to sit on either of those chairs, especially in shorts. :o)

  • Karen Reynolds
    Karen Reynolds Mocksville, NC

    Beautiful !

  • Lindahamburgmissler
    Lindahamburgmissler Saint Louis, MO

    Obviously, I love it too. And I see pillows and such made with the grain sacks. That inspired my wanting to know more about them.
    I just aquired a complete living room set (sofa and two chairs) french provincial for $150.00 . I painted the wood

  • Heidi Everett
    Heidi Everett Clovis, CA

    Darling! Love it

  • Jan.walton01

    Great job. Love the feed bags

  • Jan
    Jan Sanford, FL

    Love the feed sacks---too cute---never would have thought of it---the white makes it sort of elegant but the advertising makes it pure fun---

  • PollyAnna Curmudgeon

    Lovely. I like the offset asymmetry. Adds to the character of the piece.

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO

    Prefect!

  • Valerie Brandenburg
    Valerie Brandenburg Meridian, MS

    love love love this !

  • Lorraine depaolo st.george
    Lorraine depaolo... Philadelphia, PA

    good job...I have this chair too...deconstructed it but, not upholstered it yet...

  • Cher Kalil
    Cher Kalil Worcester, MA

    Those feed bags were quite a score! Each time I come across them they're asking $60! I'm still on the hunt for a more reasonable price. Love how the chair came together. I'm hesitant about such a big upholstery project, and a little nervous about bed

  • Susan S
    Susan S Rochester, NY

    where can I get the feed sacks, I want to do this?

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