Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Coffee Sack Message Board

I am going to attempt the worlds fastest blog post here because I have a date with my two besties from high school.  You may have noticed I just published a completely blank post because I got click happy so sorry about that.  This may go very wrong.....

I whipped up a quick project yesterday and finished it up just now.

I started with a cool frame I picked up while thrifting.  Nice & chunky. and gold.

I cut a piece of luan down to 24" x 30".

I spray glued on cork squares and staggered the seams.

Then covered with some scrap lining fabric and batting. Spray gluing in between layers.

I covered it with an old coffee sack.   I had used part of it for something else so it was too small to cover the board the direction I wanted it to go in one piece.  I had to get creative.  I used the part I cut off for the side which created pockets to tuck things in.  I used upholstery tacks to hold it down in a few places.

I painted the frame with a minty green color then distressed to reveal some of the gold.

and then used stain to glaze.

here it is with stuff in the pockets, I couldn't find anything cool cause I was hurrying.

I love her! 

(here I am trying to blur the edges of the photo so you can't see my out of control yard.  Did I fool ya?)

Thanks for reading!

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