Hope you all had a great weekend!!! Sadly, it's already Sunday evening/night in our side of the world!!!
Well the whole day was quite productive...since I have been asked by a few fellow bloggers to do a tute on the wooden placemats, I did exactly that!
Following is (hopefully) a step by step tutorial on how to make your own French provincial placemats!
Also this is the first time I have used crackle glaze....and I was so happy with the results that I went camera crazy, yet again!!!!
Alright, let's get started!!!
Step 1: Pre-cut MDF boards available from your local hardware store, or you could buy a big piece and cut it yourself.
Step 2: You need to paint the boards with a base coat...I chose black.
Step 3: Slip slap some crackle glaze on the boards and wait for it to dry!
Please excuse the painting with left hand since I was taking the photos with my right!
Step 4: Paint the top coat and watch the magic of crackle glaze!
I then changed my mind and painted two of the boards with white base coats and black top coats (But that's just me!!!)
Step 5: Free hand paint 'Provincial'. You could also use stencils.
I could never colour between the lines, so I free hand paint everything....modifying as I go.
Step 6: Seal the boards, once dry they'll be ready to use.
Step 7: Glue some nice paper behind the boards so that they don't scratch the table.
Cut to size....
Done!!! There you have it...French Provincial Placemats!!!
I love the patina on these!!! Chippy shabby chic French Provincial placemats!!!!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
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