So if you are a faithful reader of Burlap & Denim, you probably already know the following things about me:
- I LOVE denim
- I LOVE burlap
- I LOVE the Beach (and I’m talking about the sandy area next to the ocean people, lakes are fun but do not qualify as having a beach!)
Doesn’t it look great with all of my summer stuff?
This was a very simple and easy project and cost around $20. I started with 4 yards of burlap, 2 yards of denim, and 1 yard of white duck. I cut the burlap in half lengthwise to make two pieces of burlap that were each 2 yards long (or 6 feet). Then I cut them down the center so they were only 1/2 as wide making four identical panels. I cut the denim into four long strips. Then I made a template for the letters by taping together printed out letters from my computer. I traced them onto the fabric and cut them out. I washed the denim and duck several times to fray the edges. Then I picked them till they had just the right amount of fray.
Then I simply stitched the denim down the center of the burlap and the letters around their border. On the back of the top of each of the panels, I cut up four yard sticks from Lowe’s and used white thumbtacks to hold it in place. To secure them to the rod, I used drapery clips. The whole look is a bit wrinkled even though I do run an iron over it before hanging it each spring, but I have never minded the disheveled surfer look.
So there you have it! A very inexpensive way to fill a wall with reminders of things that you love! This is actually the way I came up with my blog name. I was looking around my house and saw this SURF sign and it hit me “You love burlap and denim, so that’s your name!”. My blog’s been running for a few months, I figured it was time to share my own inspiration. What inspires you? What do YOU love?