Whomp, Whomp. My Wall Art FAIL

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It’s no secret I like love coffee. And Hubby does too. In fact, we spend a couple hours every weekend at our favorite local coffee house. For us, the coffee is great but it’s also about the people. We’ve been going to the same coffee shop for nearly 10 years. Until a couple of years ago, we lived around the corner and went each morning before work. This place and the people there are a big part of our lives. Many of them have attended our baby shower, mentored us on business and family, and even exchange Christmas cards and gifts with us.

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Now that you understand how important all things coffee actually are… Hopefully it will make sense how much I love these burlap coffee sacks. I saw them at coffee shop and asked if they had any empty ones I could have. I was given two sacks right on the spot. Now I need to find a way to incorporate this quirky tidbit into our decor. Until I found the coffee bags I had considered painting a still life if a mug or a coffee bean for the gallery wall but those were just too literal.

So I attempted to hang one directly on the half bath wall. Like- I NAILED IT TO THE WALL.

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Something’s not right. I hung it sideways so it would be more graphic and abstract. I was disappointed at how it looked so I sent out a pic to a few friends. The responses were hilarious! Hubby said it was too homeless beach hobo style for him. Molly said it dominated the small bathroom. Another friend asked if I had purposely hung it horizontally. And my sister was disgusted that I hung what would otherwise be “trash” on a wall. Tell me how ya really feel! The point is that it’s not working. I still want to use this in a fun way somewhere in the house. This half bath just isn’t where it belongs. Back to the drawing board. I need to find a use for the sack and wall art for the bathroom.

Tell me I’m not the only one! What have you tried in your projects or decor that failed miserably? What did you learn and how did you fix it?

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7 thoughts on “Whomp, Whomp. My Wall Art FAIL

  1. Would look better if you wrapped the bag on a canvas and stapled it on the back. Hang right side up for that wall, will look more intentional 🙂

  2. If you want coffee-inspired wall art, why not take some photos – of your favorite coffee shop(s), mugs of coffee, etc. and then make a collage using these photos and things from magazines, maybe menus or napkins or cups with the logo on them, etc.? Might be cool! Also, I found this for your burlap sack… http://www.houzz.com/burlap-sack

  3. Can you stretch it a wooden frame, stapling it around the edges?

    I enjoy your blog!!

    Lori Stroehlein

    Sent from my iPhone

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