One of my projects while I was on holidays was to make some chalk place mats like these
So I scoured the op shops and found six of these smaller place mats for $1
Then a week later I found these slightly larger ones from another op shop in Bathurst, 17 for $6
I had some left over water based paint that I used for the smaller place mats.
I had to buy some more paint to do the large place mats so I grabbed this one and didn't even check to see if it was water based or not. It wasn't so unfortunately it took me a bit longer to finish the larger place mats.
The small place mats were all finished in a day, I used a brush to apply two coats of paint to each one and being water based I only had to wait two hours in between coats.
I used a mini roller to paint the larger place mats using the lovely Tamarah's method that she so kindly shared with me. As I used an oil based paint for these I had to leave them spread out over the dining table for the weekend. You need to allow 16 hours between coats and I applied two.
The little place mats are too small for putting under a plate so I will use them under the glasses like this
or I can use them as signs at parties.
The larger place mats worked well and I have more than enough to use when we have people over for dinner
I am really happy with them and pleased that I was able to make my own and save some money.
How was your weekend?
Mine was nice, we had a lovely social weekend and caught up with family and friends
Today is a Bank holiday here in NSW so I am having a relaxing day at home catching up on some reading and a bit of paperwork.
I hope you all have a lovely week.