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Update An Old Chair With Woven Burlap

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Today we are sharing projects using fabric and I am so excited to share this little chair makeover with a woven burlap fabric. This was my Great Aunt’s chair that was originally a dark cherry but it was pretty beat up. I actually updated this a few years ago with white paint and a floral print. Unfortunately, the floral doesn’t go in my home anymore, so I decided to change it up with something more neutral.


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I received the fabric used in this post from


How To Update An Old Chair With Woven Burlap Our Crafty Mom

I kept the white paint as I really like neutrals-for now anyway! This is so simple to do and brought back memories of summer camp many years ago! The best thing is this is no sew. Here is what you need:


1 Roll of Burlap Fabric Ribbon

Hot Glue Gun


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It really is as simple as just laying out the fabric across your seat and cutting the pieces as long as you need both lengthwise and then horizontal. I laid the strips lengthwise first then used hot glue to attach it to the sides and under the seat. This seat actually lifts up for storage as I believe it was an old sewing chair.

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Then I wove the burlap fabric strips through-again only using a little hot glue along the edges. I can’t believe how much I love this little chair now with something as simple as woven burlap fabric!

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Thursday 9th of January 2020

This is a pretty neat idea for using burlap that I haven't thought to try before. I like the woven waffle look of the end result too. Thanks for sharing this idea and I love blogger challenges - so fun.


Friday 17th of February 2017

This looks so awesome! Such a great idea to use burlap ribbon.


Monday 13th of February 2017

Your chair turned out great! I would've never thought to use burlap ribbon. Thanks for sharing at DI & DI :)


Saturday 11th of February 2017

Wow, your chair transformation is incredible! Love how it turned out, looks like a totally different chair.


Thursday 9th of February 2017

This turned out great! I would've never thought to go with a woven look, but it's perfect for this sweet chair!