Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Creative Space - Creative Collective - Green or Green Project

This month I have been working on my project for the Creative Collective Green or Green Project. You may have seen my little teaser last week in my Creative Space post. Well I have finally finished them and here is the finished product - chalkboard place mats!


I have needed some new placemats for a while now (I have been borrowing my mums for about a year now whenever we had a dinner party!) but I was hesitent to splurge on them because they are really quite expensive. I picked up this set of 6 placements from my local Vinnies for $4 (I think they had touristy photos of London on them but I forgot to take a photo before I painted them), then I simply applied one coat of basecoat and two coats on chalkboard paint which I had already had at home for my chalkboard gift tags (did you like that subtle plug there!)

I am really happy with how they turned out (if I say so myself!) and I have another 6 round ones all lined up ready to be painted to complete my set of 12.

For more creative spaves - head over to Kootoyoo's blog

16 comments:

  1. What a fab idea!!! They'd be great for games later on in an evening once the alcohol has been flowing a bit, or for kids whilst waiting for food! Why you would ever want to paint over a tourist scene from London I dont know... ;-)

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  2. Oh i really like them :) although if they were at my house i think i'd doodle too much and eat too little hehehe

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  3. A genius idea beautifully executed!

    x Felicity

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  4. What a great idea and they look fab! I'm sure this will be th hit with guests of all ages! Just make sure to have some chalk lying around... aaawh!

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  5. Such a funky idea! My kids would have a ball with these.

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  6. They look fabulous - if I ever have;
    A dining table,
    A dining room, or
    A dinner party...

    Well, I'll totally steal this idea. ;)

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  7. I wondered what you were up to! :)
    These look absolutely FAB!!!
    Just wondering if the chalk transfers much onto the dinner plate ect.?

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  8. uh-HUH! I thoughts so - they are great. Love that the food gets its own. Ooh actually two! That's my kinda dinner table.
    Lovely work. Love the kind of frame...

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  9. That is a great idea! I think I have some here, ready to update... will make for some very interesting meals...

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  10. Looks great, I like your drawing on it, too. You'll never get bored for long time with this, I guess.

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  11. Clever! What a fab idea :) Great upcycling Kate : )

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  12. What a brilliant idea!! You can get your guests to write their own names on, like they do on Jeopardy!!
    xxxCate

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  13. great idea! i am so going to copy you!

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  14. Clever you! What a fabulous idea, they look great.

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