For years I have had this basic chair that needed just a little updating. I thought how much I love the Coffee Burlap Sacks and what has been done with them. Why not try it out myself?
Before starting, the chair was painted white, so instead of stripping,
painting over it would be the option I choose. This way when sanding you see different layers down to the wood.
I painted the chair with Versaille, ASCP.
The areas that needed a little texture and depth were sanded until the look wanted was achieved. You can see this on the back of the chair.
Then it was finished with a coat of clear wax and dark wax.
Here was the fun part… covering the seat with a burlap coffee sack.
Everything was going great until stapling the fabric on the chair.
My hands were turning BLACK!
Where was this coming from?
The print on the burlap sack!
I could just imagine someone sitting on my precious chair in
beautiful white pants,
getting up to have BLACK INK all over them.
We certainly could NOT have that!
I remembered back to my college days. At least I remember something from my Art and Design degree. Back then (I am really dating myself) I used a sealant for pastel drawings. If you didn’t use this, the pastels would get all over your hands and anything that it touched. Also, after working hours on a piece, you definitely did not want your work smudged… if so… you start over. There is a sealer, that seals artwork, so why not fabric?
This is what I purchased…
It worked like a charm. I rubbed my hands over and over it… no ink transfer.
This sealant can work for many uses. I used it over the
mod-podged music on the
This gave it a very nice top coat. I always like to spray once, let it dry,
then spray again.
On the top of the coffee sack was a great trim, I had to add this as a
It almost looks like a braided/rope trim.