Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lovin' This Look

Does anyone out there remember this first pic that I posted last week? If so...what did you think I was making here? Now I know all of you must know that it's a THRIFTY DIY there any other kind? Well I had two THRIFTY items that were just dying to find a mate here at my they finally found each other...well it only took them just a few short months and just look at what a cute couple they at first sight!!!! You have a $5.00 authentic burlap coffee sack(found it at an antique shop in Auburn)... a $6.00 frame from Goodwill... some FREE Annie Sloan chalk paint and you get the cutest couple in the nest...don't you think? I will say this is my favorite DIY project of 2011...I"m really lovin' how it looks in my family room. I also a few more new things hanging out there come on back to see more of my latest THRIFTY goodies!!!
                                     Happy that you came by to visit
                                     my nest and I hope to see you
                                                 here again,
                                This frame has great bones...keep
                                 that in mind when you are out
                                       Only $11 and I got this!!!!!
                                If I still had my shop...I could sale this
                                          for around $100.00!!!!
                               I still have the other side of the sack
                                      for another project...think I
                                             see a pillow in my
                                          Annie Sloan...I'm having so
                                          much fun with your paint!!!

Sorry...I forgot to take a pic of the artwork
that I had here before...I'm bad about doing
that...silly me!!!
                              So simple...just cut and staple!!!

                             If you have some THRIFTY DIY projects
                             that you would like to here and
                             join me at my NIFTY THRIFTY party!!!!

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Heavens2Betsy said...

This looks stunning. I love that you got it at a snip too ... it sure doesn't look that way. penny

Kelley said...

Soooooooo cute! No way-- eleven bucks? Get outta here!

Francine said...

Love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Both are unreal finds. I can't imagine you found that sack at GW. You are so creative and your new picture is fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Linda! Thanks for showing us how you did it...I'm all thumbs!


Comeca Jones said...

Looks great and I love the look of all the pillows on the sofa as well.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Now this looks great! I can see that it would cost a bundle in a store. Can't wait to see the pillow! hugs, Linda

Rhissanna said...

Wow, this is really good. I love artwork that has a big, chunky scale. Thank you for sharing.

Sherri said...

I just love it-wonderful!

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craftedniche said...

Love it! Might have to try something like this with the coffee sacks I have around here!

Dana @

Tammy said...

Love it!!! Okay, you got my brain stormin'!

Gail said...

Looks great Linda! I love what you did with the frame.

Have a wonderful day,

Cass @ That Old House said...

And $100? Really.
Wow... impressive! Well, it's a lovely piece of wall decor ... and I think a pillow is just the thing for the other side.

Kay said...

I love this idea! I have a coffee sack that I want to frame also. Thanks for your blog!

Amy Kinser said...

I love your artwork. Looks wonderful...

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Linda I LOVE IT!! Love the finish you gave the frame too! Martina

Honey at 2805 said...

It's a great project, and a thrify one at that. Yes, I like my coffe clean. ;)

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you, Linda!

nancygrayce said...

I love it! I'm not so very crafty!

Beach House Living said...

Very fun!

Susan said...

I love this! So very pretty!

Diann said...

Oh, this is awesome Linda! I am glad you showed the picture from a further away. I love the size! That burlap sack was such a great find! I love the little architectural find above it. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fabulous weekend!

Blue Creek Home said...

You did great on the frame - isn't AS paint so much fun?
I love the look!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job Linda! I absolutely love it!


Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This looks great! What a good idea!! said...

So simple but so pretty. Love how you distressed the frame.

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,
I just love this project. The graphics and textures really add a lot to your room. Thanks for sharing both the finished product and the "how-to".
p.s. I often forget to take "before" photos, too...until I'm almost done!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Well, I love coffee, so this is right up my alley. I will be on the lookout for coffee sacks from now on. And frames, too.

Donna said...

I love your new artwork! I hope to go to Auburn soon with my sister and hit all the shops!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I brought some coffee sacks back from vacation and of all the projects I have done with them, i never thought of simply framing them...You are a genius!


Bridgette said...

this is so lovely, fab idea
I have bought 10 sacks on ebay just recently they are going to cover my dining chairs and i will have 4 left to play with, so i may have to give your frame a go love it
I am your newest follower from NSW Australia .. HI

Becca said...

Talk about creative? This is awesome! I love the grain sack art and the frame is perfect for it, too! I need to find some of these. Great job!

Lori said...

We were on the computer about the same time. I posted to a party right before you. Love the project and just bought my first can of A Sloane paint, cooler weather this weekend, I'll be a painting fool, any tips?

Creations By Cindy said...

So neat! You are still amazing girl! Good to be back with you guys!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

great idea for
making some lovely graphic art

i use my coffee bags for curtains
in my kitchen

thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


Kelly said...

OMG! I'm in love! That is the most beautiful picture. I adore coffee sacks and love them even better in a chalk painted frame! It looks amazing. That would've cost you big bucks already done at a store. Now you have a one of a kind piece. It adds a nice touch to your pretty living room.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job, Linda. It looks great in your room.

Revi said...

Hi! It's my first visit, though I don't know why it took me so long to get here. (Over a month since I began to see your name!) Anyway, I LOVE your burlap coffee art! I also love that you're a Christ-follower. So, I'm you're newest follower!
See you Tuesday!
-Revi from

Rebekka Seale said...

Amazing, amazing idea!

Pamela said...

Linda that turned out amazing!! Maybe one day you can open your shop again! You have such a great eye! Thanx for coming to the party!

Shannon said...

Very cool!! I love it. Can't believe you got it for only $11! What a great find!

A Cottage Muse said...

Linda it looks wonderful! One of my fellow shop girls who is so creative makes pieces similar to this!

Jessica said...

what a great idea! I really like how it turned out.

april@gingerbread said...

I love the coffee theme! I hope you will link up with me here:

Dragonfly Treasure said...


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the burlap alert! So clever!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Yes, I have to say that is a good one!!!! I have 10 authentic coffee sacks in storage from when I was opening a coffee house a few years ago. Can't wait to try this, but I am new to chalk paint so I'll have to read up on it.


Ellen said...

Very clever...this would look perfect in my dinning area. If I could just find the right two things....hope you don't mind a copy cat if I can find a neat burlap piece.

gail said...

Lovin' this look too! the frame is awesome!

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