I hope you've had a nice weekend. As I told you on Friday's post I was going to be busy with some paint / stained projects and that's exactly what I did. Some of those projects are going to my son's bedroom, they're not quite ready. I was painting the ceiling, walls and doing some cleaning, kinda boring but totally necessary.
Well, all those projects weren't fit for a post yet, so, I tried to put together something much prettier.
Remember the white leaf placemats a showed you during my Fall Home Tour?
I really like them, it's like having two sets of placemats. Yeah, that's right. Two sets in one.
One that's white and the other plain wood!
I made these placemats last year- Fall went by so fast I didn't have time to take proper pictures before I had to store them.
This year I'm really enjoying them, these are the materials and tools you'll need to create this super easy project:
- Felt placemat
- ¼" Plywood board
- Jig saw (I used my BladeRunner)
- Stain / paint ( I used Thompson's Waterseal stain - Traditional Brown)
- Matte finish spray Polyurethane
Trace the leaf pattern from the felt placemat onto the plywood and cut it out with a jig saw. I used my Rockwell BladeRunner, which makes the job of cutting out shapes super easy. Since The boards are only ¼" thick, I bundle them by two, it goes even faster.
Sand those edges and paint or stain as you like.
I gave them another light sanding after the paint/stain dried for a more rustic look.
The final step is to give them two coats of matte finish polyurethane to protect them.
This time I had lots of fun setting the table with some vibrant colors.
Blue and orange is such a striking combination!
Pumpkins are a must on a fall table.
Some orange berries from a neighborhood shrub were the perfect embellishment to the blue lantern centerpiece.
Unlike felt placemats, these wooden ones are sturdy and so easy to clean up.
I know they're going to be a staple on my Fall tables for a long time.
Hmm I'm thinking of using this same setting for Thanksgiving. If only I could find the orange berries by the end of November. :/
We'll see, we'll see.
I found the Blue lanterns at Kohl's they were 90% off , only $1.69 each :)
The plaid napkins at T.J. Maxx
Blue Royal Staffordshire plates: Thrifty find
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