Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Market Haul: Coffee Sack

Everywhere I look I see coffee sacks and grain sacks being repurposed in so many ways, just look on Etsy and you will find cushion covers, tote bags, teatowels... the list is endless. My absolute favourite though has got to be this gorgeous notice board I saw on the very lovely blog Maya Made

Isn't it fab? Ever since seeing it I have been keeping an eye out for an interesting old coffee sack to make my own notice board (copy cat) and at the market I finally hit the jackpot!

I picked up this huge gorgeous jute sack for $5 and love it!

I love the heavy black print...

...but I think it's the butterfly that makes it really special :-)

Ropey gorgeousness.

I'm going to follow Maya's fab tutorial once I find the right sized corkboard. Maya also very kindly gave me some great advice on freshening it up but NOT machine washing it, thanks Maya :-)

14 comments:

Linda said...

I love that bag!!! The black print and the blue butterfly! Gorgeous, can't wait to see the finished product.

Kate said...

That's such a great find! I also love the noticeboard use - I think hessian would be very scratchy as a pillow or cushion.

Thanks also for such a lovely comment on my blog - it's really very kind of you. xx

Engracia said...

A you have the best eye for goodies, sounds like it was a pretty special market, can't wait till May, we're going on a treasure hunt, I wold like my first buys after the hiatus to be about repurposing things.
How was your Easter?
Engracia
xx

Super Sarah said...

Wow, gorgeous! I am green with envy, that is going to look incredible as a finished product. Well done you!

Missa said...

I really love this idea and the sack you found couldn't be more perfect!

kurrabikid said...

Another terrific find.

mylittlebirdie said...

what a gorgeous idea. love that butterfly! cant wait to see it all put together.

heidi said...

neat-o! you've just inspired me to use an old corkboard and margie's vintage ballerina wallpaper for a project! thanks, lady!

littlebyrd said...

Great find! I can't wait to see your finished board. And cute cute kiddo :)

Mary said...

Fabulous jute bag - love the butterfly. What a great idea!

E. Fernandez said...

oooh I love it, the butterfly is what makes it extra lovely!

maryboys said...

good for you!!! this is fabulous and i look forward to seeing your board:)

mary

Marina said...

It surely is a jackpot! I have never saw a sack with such a beautiful butterfly.. it's going to be a gorgeous board.

Minnie said...

Wow, that sack is even prettier than the original one that inspired all this searching. I am officially jealous (especially after reading about your $3 typewriter!!!!). The butterfly just makes the bag/fabric look so beautiful. I can't wait to see your notice board when it's finished.