Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stenciled Placemats

Walking though the dollar store can lead to some pretty amazing finds, like the plastic rock you hide your spare house key in by the front door!  How genius.....everyone should have one of these.    I have three!  We can flash neon signs saying "Burglars Welcome Here"! 
My daughter on the other hand, being somewhat more savvy than I, needed placemats for her beautiful oak table.  She was looking for something durable and cute, to protect the beautiful finish on their oak table passed down from her in-laws.   She spied some welcome mats and realized she could cut them in half and get two. 
That's Jack...A.K.A. Doody, her foster dog!

She mimicked the corners of her cuts, to match the original rounded corners on the carpets.

Taking it a step further, she created stencils using some scrap paper and tape.

A bit of spray paint from the stash.

Some gorgeous black and bronzed placemats adorn her table.    Being weather resistant, they will be sure to protect even her sloppiest of visitors (the mommas) spills!  Well I am off to hide some more keys in those adorable little rocks!