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Friday, February 26, 2010

Luggage Holder

Do you like my luggage holder? My suitcase is currently resting on it while I pack for my upcoming New Orleans trip.

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I fished it out of a neighbors trash heap. It used to look like this:

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A bit of sanding, heirloom white paint and jute webbing transformed it.

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I adore jute webbing. (Also known as burlap webbing.) It’s humble beginnings associate it with upholstery shops. I recently bought a huge roll of it.

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I’ve been collecting images on how other wonderful bloggers have used it. Super talented Debbie Hodge created this beautiful bag.
I have seen floor rugs, as well as upholstery for ottomans created by jute webbing strips that are woven. This darling table runner by Tara Dennis is also a cute way to use webbing.

The Breathing Beside Us website offers many beautiful burlap treasures for sale.

You can add burlap webbing to almost anything to up the cuteness factor. I love Susie’s idea.

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Just one more reason why we all love Layla.

Rhonda created the cutest laundry tub skirt.

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The possibilities are endless (and quick) for these sweet napkin rings made by Abigail.
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I have also seen the webbing used for numerous wreath styles, as well as other seasonal touches, like this gorgeous mantle decor created by Jill.
I love the texture on these pillows from BH & G
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Are there any other ideas that I have missed? Leave me a comment or email photos to . As I am soon leaving for my cousin home in New Orleans the  contest will open for two weeks. 
So what is the Freebie? Well of course you will get a few yards of the burlap webbing. I also plan on going shopping at many wonderful stores in New Orleans and will pick up two of everything that I purchase for myself.

Here is one of my pre planned purchases:

UPDATE: The random number generator has selected Olivia from “Olivia and Me” as the winner! Congratulations Olivia! Please email me your address.



Mildred said...

I so enjoyed seeing all these lovely and creative ideas. Love your luggage holder for your guest room. Have a great time with Linda.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! what amazing ideas!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeee them!!!!! :) Have a safe and fun trip! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Red Door Home said...

Very nice. I have seen some of the pictures you shared but not all. Thanks!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Thank you for including my 'idea' in your post today and an even BIGGER thank you for sharing all of the incredible and inspirational uses for the webbing ... I have like a GAZZILION yards of this stuff to use up and now I know exactly how I'm going to ... thanks to you!!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love all the creative ideas for burlap strapping. Have a nice time with your cousin!

April said...

i have that EXACT luggage holder--not painted, and missing one of the ribbons. i never thought of burlap tape. may have to check that out.

hope your trip is great!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love your luggage holder!!! It is wonderful how we can all come together and share some great ideas. Have fun getting ready for youyr trip. I hope we have wonderful weather here while you visit.
XO Susie~

The Boston Lady said...

Hmmmm, I'm liking that table runner idea very much!

I am so looking forward to hearing about your New Orleans trip. The Maven and I may make that our first stop on our cross-country trip late May/early June. I'm hopiing to get at least one idea of one thing we should see since it will be an over-nighter. Have a wonderful time!

fairfieldhouse said...


I love that you saved that treasure from the trash. Your luggage rack is beautiful!

All these items you list are wonderful examples of how clever and creative the women of blog land are!


Blue Creek Home said...

I am honored to be in such good company!!!
I love your luggage stand.
That ruffled belt is wonderful!

FROGGITY! said...

ahhh! i heart sucre! good choice!!

Screaming Meme said...

I love webbing! I reholstered a whole chair in it...It was the funniest project I ever did! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you!

alice wayne said...



commence jumping up and down!

fairfieldhouse said...


You have mail. (Need your address!)


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow ~ that luggage rack was in great shape for the garbage! Love it white. Never would have thought about using webbing for some of the ideas you've shown. That is the great thing about blogs ~ you find so many out-of-the-box ideas!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I have always loved this webbing--these ideas are great!

Linda said...

How wonderful that you'll be visiting with your cousin LINDA (I LOVE her name) :)

This was a simply delightful post and of course I had to check out all of the links and you know, reading your blog is dangerous.... I'm not wanting to spend any money right now, because we're going on vacation at the end of March, but... seeing all of these pretties..... SIGH.

Have a wonderful visit! :)

kim said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to the give away. I actually have your blog saved in my list of favs on my computer. I need to add it to my blog roll so I will remember to look at your new posts. The luggage holder you redid is wonderful. I need one for my other guest room. Have a wonderful time in New Orleans, one of our favorite places to go...Kim

Low Tide High Style said...

I love how you used the jute webbing on your luggage holder. And all of the other jute projects you showed us are so clever and pretty too!

I hope you have a safe and fun trip and I would love to win some burlap! I've only had macaroons twice ever. Once in Paris, yum!...and then my daughter bought me from for my birthday a few years ago!

Kat :)

Shannon said...

I love this webbing! Great ideas also!
Thanks for stopping by and inviting me!!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

What a good idea to add webbing to make a suitcase holder. Very creative! Thanks for stopping by our blog. Yours looks wonderful..I need to peak around a bit! :)

xinex said...

You did such a great job on the luggage holder, Laura. And I never imagined so many uses for the jute webbing. Thanks for sharing the great ideas and enjoy your trip to New Orleans!..Christine

Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home said...

oh the burlap webbing would look fab on some pillows in my house. thanks for the great ideas.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Surely I could get creative with that ! Put my name in the hat!

mrso' said...

Love these ideas! Thanks for inviting me over!

Erin Zacharda said...

What an adorable luggage holder! You did a fabulous job!

Where in the world do you find a big roll of jute webbing like that!?

Kifus said...

Hi Laura, all these burlap webbing ideas are terrific! The one I like best is the one with the black vintage hooks.

Have a great weekend!

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

I love your luggage holder! When getting ready for a trip, better to lay your suitcase on this rather than your bed. Happy Travels! said...

very nice luggage rack... you know they are VERY expensive at the thrift stores... lucky you to get it free!
thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

Becky said...

thanks for the giveaway - I really like that woven table runner. Might have to make me one of those.

Karena said...

You are so creative Laura...I would have not given this piece a second look! Thank for sharing the other examples as well!

Adrienne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the luggage rack! Very nice. Also love the idea that you showed using the webbing to make a placemat!! Would love to try this! said...

Great idea's! I love your blog!

inadvertent farmer said...

Thanks for have a lovely blog! What fun ideas for webbing...Kim

ain't for city gals said...

Hi Laura...I didn't realize the postcard exchange was for more than one ....I think I will just do it with Deborah (Fairfield House)...just don't have enough time for it all. But so glad I found your blog and look forward to future postings... said...

My mom was an upholsterer and I remember helping her in the shop, using LOTS of webbing. We never would have guessed way back in the 70s that webbing would be cool someday!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi there ~ yes, by all means lets do the postcards:) I'll email you my address. Fantastic jute/burlap ideas. I made a fantastic candle wrapped in it a few weeks ago. Possibilities ARE endless.

Joanne Kennedy said...

How about using it like ribbon when you wrap a present? Or making placemats out of it. I think it would be cute to get some old patio furniture and redoing it with the burlap and painting the frame a red.

I would love to win your giveaway. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans. In fact, can I crawl into your suitcase and go with you :)


My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I emailed you the address.
I love give aways, thanks for letting me know about that too! :)
Have a great weekend.

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, I've never even HEARD of jute webbing, but now I have a hundred ideas for it running through my head! Love that luggage rack - what a great find! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and for inviting me to enter your giveaway! :) Have fun in New Orleans!

claudie said...

Are you saying I don't have to go to Paris and get these fabulous Macarons?????? O M G.
I never enter giveaways, really I don't, but I would adore a box of Macarons. I'm dying to put one in my mouth. I have tried to get them from Paris, but they do not ship. : ( I'm in Canada, is that ok?
I'll be sending you my address for the post card exchange gladly.
Have a great weekend Laura and nice to meet you.
Love Claudie

karen said...

Thanks for the nice words on my blog and you have a wonderful blog yourself. Love the lugguage stand.

Jen T said...

Hey Thank you for leaving a comment on my cubbyholes! I LOVE your ideas and the wheels are turning on what I can do this weekend with jute webbing! Have a fun trip!

Colleen said...

Beautiful ideas..beautiful blog! You sent me a message about the postcard swap and whil trying to start a folder in my email account, I somehow deleted ALL my emails! Like a whole years worth! Yikes - guess it was the big-email-clean-up-police, but they got me good. Will you re-send your info? I'm looking forward to this!

Linda said...

What a boatload of awesome ideas for burlap webbing...thanks sooo much! I bought some webbing about two weeks ago and now I have some neat ideas for using it! Hop over and check out my CASH GIVEAWAY and THRIFTY PARTY:)


All My Yesterdays said...

Hi Laura,
I'm here from our address exchange through Deborah. Love your blog and I'll come back and take a longer look soon. Need to go post more on my continuing story...
Count me in for the sweet giveaway too! Love all the ideas.


Annesphamily said...

My e mail came back that I tried to send regarding the postcard exchange. Please try to e mail me. Thanks

Carol Mae said...

Hi Laura, Thanks for sharing all the great idea's to use chair webbing. Love your blog, Carol Mae

Olivia and Me said...

Morning and thanks for the giveway tip!!!

Love the 're-made' stand!! It's amazing.

with love,

ps, I emailed you.


Allisha said...

Love the table runner! Just might have to make that this weekend!

Have a safe trip!

Marge said...

Hello Laura,

I just found your beautiful blog!:)
I really like your luggage holder and other`s ideas, too!!!:)
Have a nice weekend to you!
Greetings from Finland,

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Thank you for giving me all these ideas for jute webbing. I bought a large roll at the Goodwill. Didn't have a clue as to what to do with it. :-) Thanks!!

Thank you too for visiting junkblossoms. We appreciate you stopping by. Pat

Tammy said...

Oh, I loved New Orleans when I went to visit! You asked me to email you about the postcard exchange, but for some reason I can't find the link to email you. Please link up to my email on my blog. Thanks!

Mimi said...

Hi Laura!!!!
I hope you have a fantastic journey!!!!
I love that luggage stand great job re-doing it!!!! I love the burlap belt so much, it is so cute!!!!!
You are going to LOVE New Orleans!!!! Check out a few Plantations, my personal favorite is Nottoway, have lunch or tea there too!!!!
I also love Oak Alley, again eat there!!!!
Just take in all the sights and sounds and smells!!! It is all breath taking!!!!
The French quarter at night is a tale on it own!!! Be careful and br prepared for what you will see on Bourbon street at night!!!haha

Jenny said...

Love the burlap webbing ideas! This is always such a creative site. Have a wonderful trip.

pk @ Room Remix said...

It turned out nice and I love that it was free! Thanks for sharing all of the other inspiration as well. Enjoy your trip.

knitandputt said...

I have the same luggage holder, I bought at a garage sale for maybe(?) a dollar. That's a good idea to use the webbing, but more so, thanks for including the color of the paint. I'm going to refinish mine too. Have a good time in N.O. It's been so long since I have been there. I am looking forward to seeing it again through your photos.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Great inspiration! I've used burlap garland on my Christmas tree (loved it!) but I think I'd like to find some of this webbing. It has a much tighter weave. Thanks for the ideas! And for linking up to SNS.

FJ Donna

angie said...

Some neat ideas. I especially love the belt.


Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Laura ~ What a fun bunch of creative ideas!

New Orleans?! My one of 3 favorite cities in USA. Have a wonderful time, be safe.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~Marydon

NicNacManiac said...

It's amazing what creative ideas flow from this cord of webbing!! I would love to try some of them!!
Enjoy yourself in New Orleans!!
xOxO Nerina

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

What a fun giveaway! Can't wait to see what you bring back.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tracey said...

Awesome...who would've thought all those great ideas from a simple roll of jute webbing?!!! Thanks for all of the fabulous inspiration! ...and for the chance at your lovely giveaway!

:) T

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That webbing is some cute, cute stuff! Amazing all you can do with it.

Have fun in NO & yes, enter me in the giveaway!

Birdie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

I really love the jute webbing - thanks for compiling all those creative pictures. And thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment about my guest room...comments make me all warm and fuzzy :)

Jessi said...

I must--MUST--get my hands on some of that jute webbing. LOVE it. LOVE the suitcase rack. Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

What great ideas you have! I use canvas drop cloths for all sorts of things and I really think some of that webbing would look really cute as trim on the drop cloths. I'm picturing pillows and curtains made of drop cloths with just trim... hmmm. Maybe I need to pull out the sewing machine!

Sandy said...

Such lovely photo's and your Jute webbing is really nice.. I want some...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Laura Sweetie...
As always you so inspire me to create. I have to tell you this burlap roll looks like it is going to be a necessity. I must get some. Where did you find yours? I love the pillow that was intwined with it. That would look gorgeous on my leather couch in the LR. A must have for sure.

Please enter me into your drawing. I would love the burlap. I also sure have my eye on that box of macaroon cookies. Oh my goodness gracious. You are a girl after my own heart.

Have a wonderful trip sweetie. Love your bathroom makeover too.
Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Victoria said...

who would have thought you could make all that amazing stuff with a simple burlap.

Love the March decor header at the top of your blog. Lilly of the Valley is my favorite- good call. :)


I've never used burlap but would love to try something. I'd love love love macaroons. Thanks for the give-away.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Did I miss pillows? I think they're a great way to make generic, inexpensive pillows look special.

They'd look awesome as trim on a roman shade, too.

*sigh* There are too many possibilities and I have far too little time to explore them!

Destiny said...

I'm so excited for you to be visiting New Orleans! I sure could use a box of beignet mix or a can of Cafe du Monde's French Roast Coffee : ) Can't wait to hear all about your trip! Have LOTS of fun! ~Destiny

Kim said...

I just love all of the webbing ideas - I have some in my sewing room right now. I'm so glad I came by, I have to make sure to put you on my visit-often list :).

WendyBee said...

Isn't it funny how one product just catches on and becomes a makeover element for so many things. I love your luggage rack makeover! I bet your neighbor wishes she had it back!

Katherine said...

So Creative! This webbing is lovely - and so many uses. I just found you today, but I'll definitely be back!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love what you did with this luggage rack. It looks great! I also liked all of your inspiration photos. I've been looking for the natural & blue webbing, but can only find the red.

Kim Kasch said...

I "sew" love the idea of repurposing things and recrafting - it's wonderful to see the ideas in pictures.

Lady Dorothy said...

I don't have any new ideas, but I love the ones you shared! Have a great visit in New Orleans!

Willow Decor said...

This was a fun post! I also did a post on using Jute webbing.
BTW, linked you to my favorite blogs listings.
Have a great day!

Gracia said...

How did you attach the fabric to the wood on your luggage holder redo?
Please email me response:
Thank you,