Sunday, May 22, 2011

What can you do with a placemat?

I picked up a few of these Beaded Bamboo Place mats at Pier One for 8 bucks a piece. I've seen them at Bed Bath and Beyond as well. 

These place mats are really interesting and add texture to a table setting but they also can be used for so much more.  I bought a "tray top" coffee table on Craig's List for my sun room. After painting it brown, I popped the bamboo pieces in the tray, topped it with glass, and voila--a much more interesting table.

Sorry, I don't have a before picture but trust me, the after is much better!

My daughter wanted a new mirror in her bedroom.  I wanted to make her one that had a modern organic look. I had the lumberyard cut four pieces of wood 4 inches wide. I put them together as a frame, painted the frame brown and started gluing. The next day I had this.

She loves the finished piece!

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