June 20, 2011

Wanted–Grain Sacks

I’m hoping someone can help me find a grain sack to use on the back of a chair.    I’ve found a few on etsy but they are quite expensive.    Here’s what I need:   a grain sack with black writing, preferably in French.    The dimensions I need at a minimum are:   26” in width x 27” in length.   I want to use it to recover the back of a chair and will cover the seat in a drop cloth (or black denim – thus the need for black writing).    The back of the chair (which is not seen) will be covered in the drop cloth.    I’d really like to keep the cost of the grain sack UNDER $50.00.

I’ve even thought about making my own out of drop cloths and ironing on an image, but I can’t find a source for that.       I’m very open to this idea if you know of a source that sells these downloadable images.   

Put your thinking caps on and help a girl out!

6 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

It sounds as though you are about to create something quite wonderful!
I will keep an eye out for one and let you know.
Rhonda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Judy,
Your idea sounds really awesome...looking forward to seeing the makeover. I got a old coffee sack for $5.00 at a antique shop in Auburn...not sure if it would work for you or not...it has a lot of black words (sorry...not in french)...here is a pic of it (sorry that you can't see much of the writing).

Blessings,
Linda


http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2011/05/just-little-late.html

Kim said...

Graphics Fairy!!! Go check her out. All of her graphics are free.
http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/
xoxo,
Kim

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Check out all these French Grain sacks on eBay...hope you find one!

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4712.m570.l1313&_nkw=french+grain+sack&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Miss Mustard Seed did a tutorial a while back on faking these, since she loves them and doesn't want to pay the $$$$ for them.

http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2010/01/antique-german-grain-sack-tutorial.html

And yes, definitely check out The Graphics Fairy for graphics!!

I'm sure if you don't want to hand-paint you could do a freezer paper stencil, instead....

Good luck!

~Angela~

Cheri said...

I don't know if this site will help you out...

http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/landscape-and-garden/landscape-garden-and-nursery/burlap-and-burlap-bags/burlap-bags.htm?gclid=CIipvKa2yKkCFZBT7Aod7yJ5MA

Can't wait to see your chairs.

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