Saturday, 15 January 2011

Coffee sacks as upholstery

A few months back, I rehabbed an old dining set.
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The fabric on the chairs and bench were ok, but not exactly what I wanted.
I wanted something more organic and while starring at it today (yeah, I was bored), I thought of using my free coffee sacks.

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I also reoriented the angle and am smacking myself for not thinking of it sooner!  This layout gives me more room, in what is a very tight space.

It was 50% off day at GW yesterday and I snagged two of these frames. Not quite my cup of tea.

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As I was thinking about the origins of the coffee sacks, Brasil, I wanted to add something that would conjure up an image of jungle. Since I already had some birds under the cloches, I used my cricut and some yellow vinyl to cut out some parrots, bringing another touch of yellow to the room, along with the mirror. I left the frames gold to match the Italian Florentine chest, which I moved from under the window, to under the mirror.

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Not a major change, but quite impactful from my perspective.

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23 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful. The sacks are fabulous on the chair seats and moving the console table is so pretty under the mirror. Love your parrots in the frames also. Now aren't you just toooooooo clever. It looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Fantastic. I really liked the fabric, but the coffee sacks are so cool and add texture. Love the contrast between the sleek table and the rough coffee sacks. The parrots are just too creative...great pop of color to tie in with the mirror. And the rearrangement makes the room look bigger. It's amazing how a few little changes can have such a huge impact! Well done!

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  3. P.S. Mel...you need to link this up at Funky Junk...she is having a grain sack party. http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/01/sns-64-brings-you-grain-sacks.html

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  4. Love, love, love!!! I just love your house!

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  5. Nice!! Love how the chair pads transformed your table and chairs! You did this all today?!? Wow!

    Donna

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  6. I love the coffee sacks on the chairs!! This is such a neat room!! It has such a vintage/modern feel. :)

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  7. You are so creative! It looks great, the art really picks up on the mirror frame.

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  8. Where is it that you get these free sacks? I so want some. And that artwork on the walls is fabulous. I've been thinking of a circuit because everyone in the Bloggy World seems to have one. Would you say its a good investment?

    Megan

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  9. Love the parrots! And I need to find me some coffee bags....you and your clever ideas ;)

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  10. You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

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  11. I love that look so much! I just bought a few sacks off of Etsy - not enough to make cushions but I am soooooo tempted!

    Jeanine

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  12. Your chairs turned out amazing! Im so jelous. I would love to make me some of those. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I love the gray color your table is painted...mind sharing? TY!

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  14. Love it. Where, though, did you get the coffee sacks? I've got to have some of those. They look great!

    Miranda
    www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

    PS I'm your newest follower. Come be mine, too, if you like my stuff:)

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  15. Sometimes it's little changes that make a big difference :-) The new sack upholstered chairs & bench look great, and I really like the yellow bird silhouettes in the frames.

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  16. Your home always looks so clean and fresh, so well thought out. Just when I think an area is perfect, you do a couple of tweaks and show me what perfect REALLY looks like. And usually for almost free.

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  17. Love these!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    Cheers!

    Julie

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  18. Really neat way to use coffee sacks!! I do like the organic feel it's giving your room!

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  19. Love the way you used the coffee sacks - awesome!!

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  20. This is such a creative transformation. I especially like how you chose the theme {Brazil/jungle}, but your room doesn't look "themey" - - it looks just right.

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  21. This really gave these chairs great personality.

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  22. Looks great! And where do you get free coffee sack?!?!

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