|2 placemats ($2 each at Big Lots), 8 Dollar Store picture frames (8 x 10 size, $1.50 each), 1 can of Krylon Satin spray paint in Caramel Latte (Wal*Mart, less than $5)|
|Before - black|
|After - shiny antique gold|
|I got in too much of a hurry and completely missed one side! |
I found this paint to be a little runny, but it works fine for the look I wanted to achieve.
|The 2 placemats I chose|
|I got this kind because it was double-layered. Now, I can have 8 pictures instead of 4.|
|I cut right along the seams to separate each placemat into 2 peices of fabric.|
|Then, I placed the glass from the frames onto the mat so I could pick which parts I wanted in the frames.|
I used a silver Sharpie to mark because it was easier to see than pencil, and I don't mind if some silver shows.
|Now that the lines are traced onto the fabric, you cut them out.|
Make sure you have SHARP scissors - this fabric will start to fray and come apart if you don't.
Now all that's left is to decide how I'm going to hang them. I'm thinking either like this:
   
   
Or, like this: