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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Coffee Sack Stool

I love the different patterns that you can find on burlap coffee sacks. Sometimes there are beautiful colors and artwork. I have done a few things with coffee sacks in the past. I made and sold all of my coffee sack pillows. I made and sold coffee sack totes and coffee sack aprons. I even lined a beautiful display case with one.

One of my recent coffee sack designs was covering pumpkins. I did stamped pumpkins and coffee sack covered ones. They were a big hit at the barn sale.

One other project I did was covering a vintage stool.

I just love the graphic on this one. One thing I tried to do was to keep it off center. I felt it made it more interesting to look at. I also loved the wrapping of words on the side of it.

Here is another angle. I love the colors too. It made a huge difference from the boring covering that used to be on it. It makes a great foot stool!

What do you think? Have you used Coffee Sacks for anything?

I feel a giveaway coming soon! Be on the lookout!!

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karen@somewhatquirky said...

When I moved into my house the former owners left a headboard made from padded squares of coffee sacks. There were also great valances over the windows. I took everything down to change the room, but I'm using 2 of the printed pieces on my fall front porch for a pillow and table cover. I haven't decided what to do with the rest. I also bought some really cool ones at an estate sale. I want to make a large bag out of one of them, but I'm concerned about the shedding fibers - don't want them all over my clothes. A stool cover is a great idea. Love the blue on yours.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is a nice change. love how it's not centered. great job!

srpprcrftr said...

I love your stool. So awesome. It has inspired me to cover an ottoman hubs is making for me. It's pretty much a work in progress for awhile til we can get the casters for the legs. I want to be able to move the ottoman without getting a hernia.

I came upon a coffee sack last week at our local thrift store. For a minute I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Believe me I grabbed that baby up immediately. Didn't know how much it was but I was going to buy it if I had to go hungry for rest of month.

My bag is alot darker and closer weave burlap which I love and it's a softer texture. I did take it apart, front from back so I could use the back for a pillow. Thinking about cutting it in four squares so I can make 4 pillow covers with it. Put transfers on the squares.
Where do you find all your coffee sacks? Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Please reply to: Thx.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful stool!!!
So love any kind of vintage sacks!!!
Prim Blessings

Iris said...

I love this, it looks so cool!
I just made a bulletin board from an old coffee sack :)

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