Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Grain sack ideas

I'm trying to decide what to do with my grain sacks, so this morning I popped this chair outside in the sun and started playing around to see what it would look like with brand-spankin' new burlap cushion covers. As you can see, they're just draped over the top, but you get the idea. What do you think? Oh, and please forgive these awful photos - my camera battery died midway through taking the shots, so this is as good as it gets today!

 the lilac of the top grain sack is much brighter than it looks in this pic

While I was outside, I couldn't resist taking a few extra photos. It's a beautiful winters' day here in Brisbane (if you can ignore the wind!) and the dappled light filtering through the trees was lovely. 

 the kids' old tyre swing has had quite a workout over the years

and their cubby house has seen better days, but I can't bear to part with it!

our driveway winds its way up this hill

the last leaves of my Jacaranda tree - aren't the colours lovely?

Have a great day everyone


  1. I love the look of your property...especially in winter when there aren't any snakes! I'm loving those grain sacks, especially the lilac....just gorgeous. And I think a great use for them too.

  2. I think the chair would look great covered in the sacks..Don't you just love winter in Australia?..xx

  3. The grain sacks are going to look gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see the finished product. Aren't we lucky with our weather - lucky you with those trees on your property. Michelle

  4. I love your blog and Australia ! Love from Holland

  5. Hi Kerri, love your backyard it looks like mine... Funny thing that - lol! Your burlap looks great on that chair... You have to let us in on the secret...

  6. Loving the pics Kerri! What a gorgeous property you have and I really love your childrens' playhouse:) Also LOVING the grainsacks, you lucky lady...I am green with envy:) Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday lovely lady. Hugs ~ Txx

  7. Your property looks stunning and vast Kerri. I love the tire swing and cubby pics you took. Oh really, can you go wrong with gorgeous grain sacks? They will look great whatever you decide. The idea you've shown is fab.

  8. Hey Kerri,
    I am in no way qualified to make any recommendations about anything interiors, but I wonder how it would look with the coloured strip off centre? Either a third to the left or right, do you know what I mean? Usually I am one for symmetry but I just have a feeling this would look good. Delete this comment and never think of it again if you are shaking yor head and screaming no....like I said, just an idea. I love the idea to use the grain sacks and will be interested to see the result, whatever you decide.
    X Briohny.

  9. You have such a lovely yard Kerri, and I love the grain sacks. That lilac is beautiful!!!

  10. Your grain sacks look great on that chair Kerri. What a wonderful property you have. I'm surprised there aren't more jacarandas here on the Gold Coast. They are so pretty.

  11. Those are gorgeous grain sacks - and especially the lovely colours. I think it would look amazing on the chair, but I also love cushions made of grain sacks.

    I think your little cubbie needs an adult makeover - to be an artist's retreat or tea spot. I can picture it now - so serene so pretty.

  12. You are a lucky girl finding those grain sacks. I think they look great as chair covers! Your yard looks so nice and private! xx

  13. Superior grain sacks Kerri! Would you consider putting them horizontally? North/South has become a bit usual, and visible seaming is current.

  14. Love your grain sacks, gorgeous!! Your property is just beautiful!!!! Have a wonderful day!

  15. Your images are breath taking. Your garden looks so fantastic. I would love to come to Australia... someday bucket list.

    Love the grain sacks :)


  16. I think that the grain sacks look great, Kerri. I just love that look..... and,the trees and garden look lovely. Such a beautiful blue sky as well, even though it's winter !! XXXX

  17. I've seen a few grain sack creations and they are really gorgeous. Look forward to seeing yours..Rachaelxx

  18. beautiful property kerri, and the chair looks fab! jxx



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