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upholstering walls with coffee bags

     Right before Thanksgiving, I stopped by our friends’ house to help rearrange furniture to get the house ready for their holiday guests.

    One thing led to another and five hours later we had not only rearranged furniture, but also upholstered a wall in old coffee bags.


    Totally random, I know.

    But doesn’t it look amazing?!

    I had acquired a big pile of coffee bags that a friend got from her local coffee shop {for free!}. They sat waiting in my closet for the perfect project and while I’m not sure how we came up with the idea to staple them to the wall, they sure do look great.


    The process was quite simple: we opened up the coffee bags by removing the stitching, figured out where we wanted each design and started stapling {with a staple gun, not office stapler}, pulling tight for a smooth finish.


    The burlap and graphics make the perfect wall treatment. And, of course, the best part was that it was free!


    We saved our very favorite bag to use as a bulletin board and hung it on an opposite wall.


    I’m not sure if all coffee shops give their bags away, but it is worth asking. Sometimes the most unconventional materials make the best decoration.

    25 thoughts on “upholstering walls with coffee bags”

    1. Hello

      CAN i ask you what kind of wall do you have ?
      I decided recently to do this for a coffee bar and i m afraid that get over the wall
      Is it enought to fix it with staple gun? Do you have a picture with a zoom of you fixation?
      I m afraid that not be very beautiful to see all the staple

      Thank u for your answer and please excuse me for my English I m fresh and did nt practice English since a long ?

    2. I am doing this in our coffee shop that my husband and I are opening and was wondering if you did anything about the smell of the bags?

      1. The bags we used didn’t smell – I think they were aired out for quite some time before we got them. Hope your wall turns out amazing!

    3. I love love love this! Pinned it and shared a link on my facebook wall. I’d love to do this to the walls of my mom-cave, but that’s a long time coming. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

    4. LOOKS GREAT but staples???? i would be on my way to the coffee shop right now to BEG for bags if i could find out how you manage the staples. how do you keep the staples at bay, from making the project look cheesey? from a distance and on line this looks great. BUT how did you staple it? can you show a close up of the seams? or the places where you staples..

      1. You really can’t see the staples. And there are a lot of them! In person you don’t notice. I’ll try to take a closeup next time I’ve over there to show details.

    5. Wow, what a great idea! Love how this turned out! I just recently started a blog (I went at it all by myself) boy I still need to learn lots..I wanna learn how to make my blog “prettier”. Do you offer in your classes a tutorial on how just to design them better after you have one already made?

      1. The class goes through all the parts of starting a blog – setting it up, choosing a theme, customizing, creating simple graphics {I provide a bunch of sidebar/header/background graphics to start with}. Then we go into using your blog, adding content, growing readership and using it to make money. All to say, yes – we do show you how to make your blog look great, but it is not only a ‘make your blog look pretty’ class. Hope this answers your question!

    6. Oh.My.Goodness!!! I LOVE this! I would do it in a heartbeat…but I don’t think the other person in my house would love it so much. :(

    7. I love this project. Not only because it looks great on the wall but because one of the bags show the country that I am from :) Nicaragua. You have motivated me to ask around the coffee shops in the area and hopefully find one with Nicaragua on it for a project at home!

    8. LOVE IT!!! Such great ideas — both of them! One question for you — the favorite bag that you saved for a bulletin board — what did you put behind the bag? Any special backing, a piece of wood, or just what came as the back of the frame?

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