My freebie coffee sacks arrived today.
They actually sent me 19 and not 10 which is great but I don't think I'm going to make them into cushions as they are a bit more open weaved than I would have liked.
Being impatient I couldn't wait to make something so I covered an old bulletin board with the front of one of the sacks.
I actually really like the sack but I don't think the bulletin board looks right for my home. I did think about mounting the frame on a piece of ply or mdf and then putting a frame around the edge but I still don't think it's what I'm after. I'm looking for a finer weave more like a linen.
I'm probably going to give this to my brother in law who has a really big home office plus works for WWF so is really into upcycling and this would appeal to his sensibilities.
The kind of thing I think I want for my study is either a vintage frame painted white and distressed framing a linen frame or something like the one below from Pottery Barn but maybe longer with a dividing piece down the middle so I can have a bulletin board one side and a blackboard the other. Also thinking of covering the bulletin board in linen and maybe painting some letters very faintly on the linen (I'm sorry - I know you're all sick of me and my freezer paper painting frenzy!)
I do really love this board but a white frame would suit my study/craft room better. The horizontal slats are a really great idea too. I think I may have a go at this over the weekend. Watch this space!
I may also use one of the bags to make a bed for my dog. They are so big and would hold a couple of old pillows easily. My soppy dog loves cuddling up on anything warm so this would be ideal. My mind is working overtime now - I'll never get to sleep tonight!
Once again I'm on the computer until goodness knows when!