Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coffee Bag Upholstery Project!

I was so fortunate to receive a pile of burlap coffee sacks from my good friend
Mel over at Junkin Junky a while back. She had done a project with coffee sacks and I commented how jealous I was, and how I wasn't able to get any around here. Well that sweet thing just went ahead and sent me some. Love her!

I hope if you haven't already been to her blog, head on over and check her out. Wow, does she ever have some crazy talent! I still don't think that gal sleeps because she just cranks out project after project. Funny, she assures me she gets her shut-eye but I think she must be sleep walking and crafting at the same time!

I feel bad because they've pretty much been collecting dust. I came across them the other day and thought I should start putting these to use, so decided I would recover my black bench in the Dining Room.


Here is the before, a little boring!

















And here is the after, voila!
















I love the wording on it!

















I think it goes well with my semi-burlap curtains!


Now I just need to tackle some pillows. Should I do them with the remaining sacks I have?
Or maybe I'll just make one big one, any thoughts?


I've decided to start tackling the many projects I have on my list this summer. So its nice to get this one checked off! I'm currently doing a fun art piece for my entry.

So stayed tuned!

25 comments:

XLMIC said...

Hey! That looks great! What about making a big floor pillow for lounging around and reading or watching TV?

shopannies said...

love it I wonder if a feedsack would work as well

Mrs. Tuna said...

I got no domestic skills, no sewing, I use double sided tape.

Jenny Beth said...

omg I have so been wanting to do one of these. got your sweet comment on my post. thanks. and ps... I have mirrored wall envy!!

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Brianne said...

Super Cute!!

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Mel said...

Yay! You were able to put them to use. Perfect for the bench and it looks unified next to your drapes. A bolster for the back of the bench would be fantastic.

Trust me, I sleep, just not a lot :)

Grace.B said...

Hello Megan,

This is a very interested idea and the before/after is a good surprise.

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Have a lovely day

Kimberly said...

ZOMG!!! I love it!!

Jil Casey said...

Great redo, it adds a lot of personality! I think contrasting pillows would look nice.

La Dolfina said...

Fabulous Megan!!
Keep em coming... those summer projects of yours :)

Ms. Givens said...

You are on to something! Love love love it!

Loretta said...

I love this makeover! What a super idea...
Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

Mrs. Pickle said...

That is so fucking cute!


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Shanda said...

Thank you. That is so cool and my style of decorating!

All That Glitters said...

That is one cool bench!!!

Chickens is the easiest animal I've ever had so far! There so simple!

Do you know what I miss about your blog? All of the fun color and your pictures of your upside down tree and other awesome decor!!

Beauty-Full said...

I just love it. Where do you get the coffee sacks? I would love t give it a try. Pillows would be cute too.

Caroline
www.Beauty-Full.net

jennifer blair said...

So cute! I adore burlap!

W.C.Camp said...

WOW who would have thunk it??? It really looks great and the words add to that casual yet aromatically bold flavor. W.C.C

Kristy Swain said...

Love that! Such great texture and color.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I just bought me a cafe bag a couple of weeks ago to redo a chair I bought at goodwill. I love the idea but my bag was kind of stinky Burlap. How do you freshen that up?

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What an incredible makeover. I'm so impressed, Megan!!! Way to go. : )
Mary Lou

annechovie said...

Ingenious, Meg! Have a great wknd! x

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..Im so impressed, darling. It looks beautiful! Well done:) Kisses

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