Do you have a friend who has it all? The one who has the latest and greatest, sees it and buys it? Perhaps even buys an IPad cover before having the IPad? Okay, you know the friend. So what do you get her for Christmas? Very stressful decision.
I saw someone mention making curtains from coffee bean bags. I’m sorry my memory is not what it was and I cannot recall which blog I saw this. You can buy the coffee bags from Dunn Brothers Coffee shops. Columbus does not have Dunn Brothers, but Minnesota does! So my bro buys me 10 and I await shipment. Date: late November.
I decide to thrift to find a big frame. Score!
Now, cork or metal? That was the next decision. I go cork. No luck. Since my thrifty frame is from decades past, it is an odd size. Meanwhile, no delivery of said coffee bags.
I sort of get busy with life and perhaps procrastinated at this point. I cannot do too much without the bags.
Fast forward, my shipment arrives on 12/16. Due to the major storm that rocked MN, big delay.
I luv the bags! I wash them, dry (they leave a big mess in the dryer) and iron (they stain my iron!). I am thrilled and reenergized to complete this project.
Bag does not fit thrifty frame. Of course it doesn’t.
The pictures will take you through the final steps:
Paint & distress 1960’s frame.
After visiting both home improvement stores, I find the metal in the HVAC area. I carefully cut the metal to size using the pretty picture as my guide.
You got it…doesn’t fit, a hair too small. Fabulous!
Now in tears, hubby jumps in to help. We decide to cover the picture and metal.
Ok, we are back on track with a plan.
Then we need to secure the frame and the metal. Thank goodness hubby has 8 million screws/nails and stuff.
First screw goes through the frame. Lovely. We find the right screws and finish.
After hot glueing fabric to the back to finish it off, we secure 2 picture frame hangers.
I spared you a few extra steps (believe it or not). I finally delivered the gift on Tuesday. Yes, to top it off the gift was late! There are 12 days of Christmas, so technically I was okay.
I love said friend dearly, so I wanted a unique and fitting gift. I could have bought the IPad for her empty IPad cover and been to the good with this project! But, it is complete. It is unique. It is a labor of love!
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