I was at TJ Maxx the other day and found these really fun placemats. I had no idea what to use them for but knew they could be SOMETHING.
So I grabbed them. They were a set of four for 3.50.
Well I've been looking for easy, cheap ways to put some finishing touches on my living room (where my blue TV table went) and had an IDEA.
Here's what one of those fun placemats ended up helping me make:
So easy! So perfect!
So here goes:
*canvas (I got for a dollar at Big Lots)
*Spraypaint (Mediterrean and Copper)
Here's the placemat-- isn't it fun?
First I painted the canvas with my favorite Mediterrean Blue
After that dried, I merely laid the placemat over it... be careful to NOT bump it while spraying or your pattern will get messed up.
I sprayed a couple light coats of the copper, being careful it got into each opening. I was afraid the paint would leak under the placemat but it didn't!
I pulled it carefully off and...
Isn't that unbelievably easy?
People ask me if I painted it...
and I did... well sort of. :)
I pooled some of the copper spraypaint and mixed it with brown acrylic paint to paint the sides.
I made sure to let some of the paint on the edge come a little onto the front. It makes it pop more that way.
After that dried, I took a piece of sandpaper and distressed the entire thing.
The finished result once more:
I love how it turned out.
Easy, cheap and beautiful. Gotta love that!
**This project was featured on One Crafty Mommy's blog! Check it out to see tons of fun ideas!**