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My husband got a new office at work.  It is a lot bigger than his old office and is more centrally located.  However, there were HUGE built-in bookshelves.  They are solid oak and cannot be removed.  We asked if we could paint the inset of the shelves since Tim has barely enough books for two of the shelves, let alone, four more of them.IMG_0728 IMG_0729
Tim is a coffee snob, connoisseur, freak, lover.  He loves all things coffee and visiting unique coffee roasteries.  He especially loves trying new and unheard of coffee shops. When we were on our cruise we went to a shop that roasted their own coffee.  Tim had inquired about purchasing some of the coffee bags thinking they would make unique decor.

They said they charged $5 per bag.  Tim made small talk while we were looking through the coffee bags explaining we were on a cruise ship and asking her about the roasting process.  She must have thought he was cute been having a great day because she told him to take what he wanted for free.

Jazzed, Tim took some bags and we were on their way.  The whole time I am thinking..Coffee bags?  Decor?  Ugh! Blecch!

So when we got home I set to upholstering some canvas frames with the coffee bags.  They were not easy to do.  The stamped designs are not exactly straight so they were challenging to keep the letters parallel. Plus I hate the feeling of jute…itchy, scratchy, yucky.  But because I love my man, I kept persevering stapling and tucking until I had four covered coffee bag canvases.IMG_0730 The whole time I was thinking…ugh…yucky decor.  Meanwhile Tim thought they were the coolest things I had ever created. (He obviously doesn’t read my blog…haha!)

I cut some moulding with my miter box to frame them out and spray painted them with Canyon Black spray paint.
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We first hung the canvases in place…
IMG_0733 Then with the air nail gun (oh how I love thee) we set to nailing the moulding place.  It really made the bag design POP! IMG_0738IMG_0740 When all was said it done I actually loved it.  It fits his personality and definitely is a “manly” way to decorate.  Plus it also reminds him of a fun experience we had in Canada.

I don’t want him any where near decorating my walls…but for his office..it is perfect. 
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What do you think of his man decor?  Reminder…the big Roadkill Rescue party is this Wednesday.  Start Finish those projects!

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  1. That looks really great and fills up the wall without adding clutter. I like it! When I'm working with material that moves too much, I put fusible web or heat and bond to the back so it doesn't move around on me. I'm not sure if that stuff would work on jute to stabilize the lettering. I totally agree that stuff feels yucky to work with. I'm not into burlap for the same reason!

  2. I love it! However, I'm not showing my hubs. He wants to do his office in "coffee" as well, but it is right outside our bedroom! NO NO NO!

    I'm going to be posting the transformation soon. The walls are cider toddy! Too fun!

    I love what you did…I just got a poster in the mail, and needed to know what to do with it! This is the ticket!

    Blessings,
    Lana @ http://www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com

  3. I think it looks really great. I don't want my husband to see this post, who knows what he will come up with for me to put on the walls in his "man cave."

  4. I think they're really cool! Good for you for making your husband happy w/the project! 🙂

  5. It is actually the perfect thing for this space and love how it's HIS personality. Funny how he brought in his personal designer to spruce up his office. Dad always just took pics of us and had them on his desk…my husband drives a truck around all day, no office to decorate. Fun project!

  6. I laughed and then said MAN DECOR in my best manly voice. I have serious issues, I know.

    They turned out great! Perfect man decor! 🙂

    If only I could get my husband to actually drink coffee.

  7. Babe, you are amazing! What Beckie didn't share with you was the crying 10 month old and the bored out of his mind 3 yr old waiting in dad's office while mom made sure the corners of the molding lined up and everything looked perfect. I'm grateful to be your partner in life and am excited to have a little "infarrantly" in my office…I love you.

  8. I love the art you created out of the coffee bags. It not only adds a nice graphic punch but it is a great reminder of your vacation. Great job!
    Jane

  9. Obviously, your hubby was ahead of his time in decoratiog with jute and coffee bags as they are all over Pottery Barn and Ballards as pillows and wall decor! You did a wonderful job with them!
    ~Nancy

  10. Obviously, your hubby was ahead of his time in decoratiog with jute and coffee bags as they are all over Pottery Barn and Ballards as pillows and wall decor! You did a wonderful job with them!
    ~Nancy

  11. Obviously, your hubby was ahead of his time in decoratiog with jute and coffee bags as they are all over Pottery Barn and Ballards as pillows and wall decor! You did a wonderful job with them!
    ~Nancy

  12. Obviously, your hubby was ahead of his time in decoratiog with jute and coffee bags as they are all over Pottery Barn and Ballards as pillows and wall decor! You did a wonderful job with them!
    ~Nancy

  13. That looks great! I wish I weren't scared of the nail gun – I can only imagine what works of creative genius I would create 🙂

  14. Fantabulous art pieces! No one would know it was a thrifty and crafty thang…
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

  15. @Cheap Chic Home. I wasn't sure how these were going to look done- I really like them a lot. That was a fortunate find. Thanks for the heads up on the nail gun, too.

  16. LOVE IT! Sweet Swampgirl sent me some and I am in the process of doing some for my home. I like the mittered edges!Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, my sweet friend! Great deals!
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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