Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Been Sacked

Antique grain sacks are so popular right now.
I decided to make my own version
using burlap and paint.
I personalized it to my family.
2 parents+5 kids=No.7
(Name has been covered to protect the innocent)
Our last name has Swiss origins,
so the word "family" is spelled the Swiss way.
I used spray adhesive to stick it
right on top of the old painting.

How's that for a change of scenery?
It looks much better than it did here.

43 comments:

Sherri S said...

I LOVE it and it looks 'old'. You so need to do a tutorial on this. I have stamps from scrapbooking, but none that look like that. Awesome idea!!! Looks beautiful on your table.

Janene said...

Joy~
That turned out great!
And what a great way to display it!

Kasey Hunt said...

Awesome!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Very clever...but I would expect nothing less from you, Ms. Joy!

Sandy Toes said...

That is GREAT! I looked at that blue paper for about a minute and then I saw your blurb on it.... I thought "I don't get the blue"...blonde?YES!
-sandy toe

Living with Lindsay said...

Very cool!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I will buy your decorating book when it comes out-sign me up! Who comes up with all of these great ideas????
Love it, again!

~B~ said...

Oooh and we can see what you did with that old painting. Very nice. YOur blog has really got my creative juices flowing. I liked your harp sheet music on the wall. It made me think of doing that with this old phone table I have. Make my own top for it. Thank you for always giving good ideas.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Wow - it looks totally old and original. I LOVE it.

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

Very, very awesome!! Great use of that painting!!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Wow Joy that looks fabulous. I wonder how you could make the letters appear aged? Do you think you could take some sand paper to it or would that pull on the burlap fibers??

philben5 said...

Wow.. that looks amazing!
Blessings
Roxanne

Darlene said...

I'm with Ruby Red Slippers just when WILL that decorating book come out????? I think you would be a best seller!!!!

LOVE what you did with the sign. Also, LOVE that inspirational picture. I have been on the hunt for that type of pillow.

Kar said...

Simply charming! You never cease to amaze me with all your ideas! Thanks for sharing with everyone. :)

xxxx

Lisa said...

I agree with Sherri - we need a tutorial!

Country Living copied you in the March issue. They papered a wall with pages from an old book. Your sheet music looks WAY better.

DESJ and Company said...

tutorial on the way?????

Carla said...

Please tell us how you did it , the detail looks too crisp to be a stencil on such rough material.
Love it and I want one.

ceekay said...

Oh, oh, oh....I want one! That is wonderful.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Look at you! I love this. Why didn't I ever think of doing this?! Yep, I'll definitely be giving this a shot.

wilkinson_fam said...

Love this idea, Joy! I've been reading your blog for awhile (I'm Lincoln's cousin) and live just a mile or two away from you. My question - where did you get the stencils that you used on the burlap? I LOVE it. I would love to use this as a wedding/birthday/christmas gift for friends and family. Also, I'm always seeing all the treasures you get at the 2nd hand store and am AMAZED. Do you shop at the DI?

Thanks,
Amanda
wilkinson_fam@yahoo.com

Inspired Kara said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!

Patricia said...

love it so much!
so when I get my new house, I am flying you here to decorate it!
Thanks so much for sharing your blessing of creativity

Nora said...

Wow it looks amazing. Burlap is for sure my new favorite. The font you used is perfect to make it look old!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Perfect! I have always been able to decorate and put stuff together, but I have never created anything. Thanks for giving me the confidence to think this is possible for me to do as well! I'll let you know if I actually do something, instead of just thinking about it!

To The Moon and Back said...

Joy, that is great! Love the look of it all.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Fabulous! I love it. Another idea I may have to "steal." :)

Sadie said...

Details, details!!!

Vaughn Family Blog said...

that rocks!! i wanna know where the balls came from that are atop the candlesticks??

Reborn said...

That's terrific! I have tons of leftover burlap from my wedding (haha don't ask, it was cool!), and now I know what I can do with it! :) Thanks!

Robin said...

I love it! so cleaver

Barb said...

love these....Barb

Chris said...

You and I are on the same wavelength! I just went and bought some burlap to do this exact same project! Glad to see it can be done!

Trudi said...

Joy, you need to publish your own book. Would you please do a tutorial? And where did you get the idea. Where did you get your stencil? Pretty please, share.

bec4 said...

That is a great idea! I have been wanting to get my hands on some old feedsacks, but can't find any. But you smart girl, just made your own!

Jen r. said...

I am so glad you joined in! :) Jen

Rue said...

Hi Joy :)

I love this A LOT. I want the tutorial too!

Thank you for the really sweet compliment. The kitchen isn't quite finished like the dining room, but I'm working on it ;)

rue

Lincs and Ali said...

You should sell these on Etsy...

Cher said...

I agree with everyone else ~ those are great! And you could sell them!

The Texas Woman

Erica said...

That is creative. and beautiful, great work, it looks authentic!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

What a cute idea enjoyed your blog~
Bristol

Christy said...

I found your blog via Rhoda and I LOVE the family name art! Please please please post a tutorial. I'm with Vaughan Family Blog and am dying to know where you found those delicious balls on the candlesticks. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That is a wonderful idea. You're so creative!

Barb said...

Great idea!
Barbara jean

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