Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nothing A Coffee Bag Won't Fix

I have a confession. My name is Carrie and I am a coffee bag addict.

I found myself another padded ottoman recently at the Goodwill that needed an update. These have been a great seller for me in my booth, the last few have sold in a matter of days. The before was pretty typical; beige and BORING. At least in wasn't mauve!


I grabbed another of the fabulous coffee bags that I've been hoarding from my local coffee roasting connection. This particular one had a more vivid image so I decided to use black on the wooden legs instead of white like the last two.


I couldn't remove the legs as I had on the previous ones, so it made the upholstering a little tough. I decided to just use some upholstery binding that I had from another project to make the leg area look a little more polished. I used some left over upholstery tacks for accent and it was done.

Typically I don't like to repeat projects, but as the saying goes "if it aint' broke, don't fix it".
Besides this one came out much less shabby chic and more rustic primitive. I'm happy with the finished project, just grungy enough to be considered stylish.




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15 comments:

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Stunning makeover! I love the colorful coffee sack you used and the webbing around the edge. Great job!

Nook and Cranny said...

Love the footstool. I can see why they are successful in your shop.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

County Line Road said...

Too cute!!! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kerry Messer said...

Nicely done! You've given me another idea for my stack of sacks. =)

www.kerrybraintree.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Love it! It is perfect. I would love for you to come and share this at my linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend. http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/08/rustic-restorations-weekend-18.html

Geri O said...

Love the footstool. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Another gorgeous footstool Carrie.

Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

Amanda Jones said...

So glad I found your blog. I love the ottoman. I'm currently driving around with 8 coffee bags in my trunk and I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for. Ü

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome work- i love the webbing as the finishing detail!

Catherine said...

Saw this on Primitive & Proper, looks fantastic!

Revi said...

Love it, Carrie. Very creative use of materials here.
-Revi

Kat said...

carrie! love love love the makeover coffee sack ottoman!just gorgeous!!! so from one addict to another! LOL me too with the coffee sacks! lol im your newest follower! pop over if you get a chance! hugs kat =^.^=

the cape on the corner said...

that is a great use for the coffee bag, but especially since this one is so bright and bold. love it!

vikki said...

I love it. I was worried about it going the wrong direction, but it looks great. Now I have the courage to do mine.

Kammy's Korner said...

I agree, if you've got a seller, stick with it! Looks GREAT!