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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Amy Kinser said...

You did a great job! Love projects like this.

Hope you had fun with your friends.

Anne said...

LOVE that frame!! Wow. and the burlap sack is brilliant! You haven't lost your touch with all the stress, that's for sure!!

MixedMolly said...

Wow! I love this one! Especially the frame.

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

That was the fastest blog post... EVER, and very detailed too! :)
Thanks for sharing this adorable project. Hope you had a great time with your friends.
Sounds like your balancing things very well! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Robin said...

Very cool Mimi. I love it.

Mandy Mo. said...

I love this. Think I'm going to have to try it with an old sack that I have!

gail said...

Great message board Mimi, love the pockets!


{ The Painted Home } said...

love it, the frame color, the sack, the pocket, all of it!

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