I made this slipcover using drop cloth fabric that had been washed and dried first. I found this fabulous and wonderful French grain design at The Graphics Fairy .
I personally have had trouble finding vintage grain sacks. I've found some on line, but they have been a little too pricey for my budget. I've run across a couple in antique stores or at the flea market, but they were either too stained, or too pricey. I love the reproduction grain sack look using the drop cloth fabric. The texture is wonderful, strong, and similar to that of authentic grain sacks.
I love it when an idea spontaneously comes together. I bought this old piano bench at The Willow's Nest in November. It looked pretty rough.
My first idea was to add planks to the top and paint, then distress the whole thing. However, that would require me getting some help (power saws make me very nervous), or making a trip to Home Depot and having some wood cut (this would require money that I really didn't want to spend). After seeing various slipcovers on a number of blogs, and recently finding the wonderful French grain image, this project suddenly came together in my head. Especially since I always have drop cloth fabric ready to use. Since the black finish matched my other furniture, and it was already naturally distressed, I thought it be best to leave the black base as is. After a good cleaning, that is.
This was a project I was able to complete in a couple of hours, and didn't have to make any trips for supplies. This makes it all the more enjoyable!