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A Rustic Wall Covering Made from Burlap

A Rustic Wall Covering Made from Burlap

When Remodelista editor Janet walked into San Francisco-based designer Antonio Martins’ attic turned atelier at this year’s SF Decorator Showcase, she was immediately taken with the textural wall coverings. Not your usual seagrass, but something more rough hewn. “Burlap,” Martins said, “and practically a dollar a yard.”

We’ve seen burlap used to back bulletin boards, as rustic curtains, table runners, even upholstery (remember the rough luxe rage of a few years back?) and now as a surprisingly appealing, not to mention affordable, textured wall solution.

Above: The guest bedroom of Antonio Martins’ San Francisco Home.

Above: Framed prints hanging on burlap-covered walls in Martins’ atelier at the SF Decorator Showcase.

Above: Burlap-lined walls in a project by Anne Central.

Above: Lining walls with burlap fabric can be done as a DIY project or with the help of a wallpaper installer. See How to Glue Burlap Cloth to a Wall from the SF Chronicle for a tutorial. If you’re not up for the DIY challenge, consider paper-backed rolls of Hemp Burlap Wall Covering (shown above), available in three colors for $43 per yard from Twenty2.

If you like the look of burlap, visit Remodelista‘s post 5 Quick Fixes: Instant Burlap Decorating Solutions.

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6:22AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you Remodelista, for Sharing this!

9:20AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

My cats would have a blast with some burlap on our walls! Thanks

12:12PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Would be more for a cabin, a country house, or a rustic decor. Thanks for sharing.

12:30PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013


1:06AM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

11:12PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Really looks nice! In college, I covered my ugly patterned couch in burlap -- it was comfortable and really nice looking, got lots of compliments. I also put it hanging over a double sliding utility door that was also really ugly, it tied into the couch and was great for me on my limited budget. Thanks for that memory.

2:04PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Unique idea for the right kind of room.

1:27PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013


10:08AM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

love it. thanks.

5:02PM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

interesting DIY

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