Friday, July 30, 2010

Projects Part 2

I am soo excited to share this with you. I guess cause I'm pretty proud of how it all came out. At the beginning of summer, I chose red and green for the colors on the deck. I wanted round red placemats but ever- where I went they were sold out. So I decided I'd "make my own." I went back to the Dollar Tree and picked up four of these because I was going to paint my own place- mats. I picked up Apple Barrel- Bright Red and Leaf Green paint and some foam brushes.
The mats are 15" in diameter so
each section ended up being
approx--5" in diameter.
I painted the red section first
and after they dried I did the
green. Each side got three coats
to cover the white.
Ta Da!!!! Here is the finished
placemat! They are so pretty
and the napkins I got at
TjMaxx will go soooooo
well with them. I will show you
a tablescape when everything
is ready.
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When you come in our front
door, this is the wreath you
see on the wall above the stairs
that lead down to our family
room. I picked it up at a garage
sale two or three years ago.
It went pretty well with our
decor at the time but then the
ugly mauve curtains came down
and up went the green ones.
( Mauve was not our choice--
previous owners) they were in
great shape though.
Anyway, when the green went
up I wanted to change the
wreath--it took me a while to
find the "right flowers and
ribbon" but I did and they set
for while till I could get to the
project.
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BEFORE:
AFTER:
Yea!! Love it!!
I changed it up a bit just
so it didn't look the same.
Yes, I did make that bow-
which I am quite proud of.
Two more projects to cross
off THE list--WhoooHooo!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

8 comments:

  1. Very nice! You are so crafty. That wreath is quite lovely. I'm quite impressed with how innovative people can be!

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  2. I'm having one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments!! I'm always on the hunt for place mats in specific colors. Paint them? Never occurred to me. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Now, stop on over and get your name in the "pot" for my blog anniversary giveaway.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. How cute these are! You've been busy!

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  4. How charming is this??? Now ya got me itchin' to see the whole tablescape. You are quite the talent girl!

    Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. If ya get a chance...could ya please send some rain down our way????

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  5. Great mats! I love the colours...

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  6. Everything looks great. Can you come to my house? I could definitely use your skills.

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  7. What a clever gal! Those placemats are wonderful and the wreath looks lovely with its new "do". I hope the day treats you well. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Good job Melinda! I'm envious that you're able to cross stuff off your to-do list. I'm still walking in circles getting nowhere fast. Oh well...

    I'm also looking forward to seeing your table-scape.

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