Ribbon, Burlap and a Pillow form
Stencils, Burlap and Pillow Forms
Burlap and Stencils make these fun Placemats
Sew a simple pillow and use a stencil and fabric paint to create a monogram!
Weave long strips of linen on a wire. Twist both ends of the wire to keep linen in place. You can make a wreath in the same way and accent with rosettes to fit the season.
And as to refinishing the chair, also check out design*sponge for this handy-dandy DIY burlap chair makeover.