Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm In Love

With white burlap. I'm decorating the teacher lunchroom at school for Teacher Appreciation Week, and I bought this burlap for a table runner. I've always loved burlap, but now there is burlap in color. White, blue, turquoise, red, yellow. $2.50 a yard!

But I need your help! Can anyone tell me how to get the awful smell out of it? I've washed it and Febreezed it, but it still is a little too stinky to cover a table where people are eating. Help!

12 comments:

Mommyto3andahusky said...

how about a vinegar rinse? then let it hang dry and iron? Just a guess...vinegar is a great deodorizer! :)

Pajama Mama said...

no ideas for the odor-but it looks beautiful!

Chris said...

Hmmm..I wish I could help. I have some of the natural colored burlap in a small bathroom, and it doesn't smell. I don't know what to tell you except that it looks great!!!

Allidink said...

Burlap is great! I'm sorry I don't know how to get the smell out.

All the best,
Allison

Nikki said...

Oh the smell! Just give it some time. It will eventually go away. I tried everything to get rid of it, but it finally just left. Give it a good week.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I have a bag full of burlap right now set aside for a few projects. Love it, and can't get enough of it! Not sure about the smell...

~Misti

Amber said...

I unfortunately don't have any sage advice for the smell issue, but where did you find the colored burlap? I agree, fun indeed!

Jen said...

This may be too little too late, but if you're having nice weather try the sun and fresh outside air - it could work wonders.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh love the burlap too. maybe in time the smell will just fade away.

Sarah said...

You'll just have to wait it out...I've down it often, as I LOVE burlap. But it seems like it gets stinkier every time I buy it...try hanging it up outside for a day!

HeathahLee said...

Where did you get it? I need to get some "walls" for a booth I have at a craft fair and for $2.50 a yard, I could do it fairly inexpensively. Does Hancock's carry it?

Jen r. said...

I washed mine and it was fine,I dried mine on air dry with lavender sachets.

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