Place Mat 1


     Ashley’s next project we have is this quick, inexpensive and very stylish way to highlight your centerpiece.

     Look in the clearance section and yard sales for treasure like this to make over in your color scheme.



Re-Purpose a Chaser, Place Mat or Large Coaster


Any jar you want to re-purpose (one of these pictured is a salsa jar)

Spray paint: Ashley prefers Valspar or Krylon brands – use a good paint with primer

Disposable gloves

Disposable table cloth or newspaper



Lay the coaster or place mat or chaser on a disposable table cloth or newspaper outside for plenty of ventilation.  This gold is the original color.

IMG_1267Ashley prefers Valspar or Krylon brand spray paint for great coverage and color.


Spray in light even coats and make sure to cover evenly.IMG_1272One use is to dress up your table as part of a center piece. Beautiful!

IMG_1301THANKS Ashley for this great tutorial!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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