I had to try another non furniture painting project, place-mats.
I got the place-mats at a thrift store for a dollar. There were 6 of them but they were stark white like blinding white. I mixed up a pan of really hot water with a couple of tea bags and threw the place-mats in. Yay, nice tan place-mats!
I am really loving the French influence lately so I thought I would put numbers on them. I found a font I liked on line and enlarged them to the size I wanted. Then I cut my own stencil with a little burning thingy ( I guess that would be an electric stencil cutter) from Hobby Lobby. Worked pretty well I might add.
Taped down the mat, then the stencil on top and used my brushes to add the paint.
The 74 was a trial to see how the process would work.
Now for the explanation of the title of the blog.
Well the first part is because I aged the place-mats with the tea. The second part was that I used the ages of the people living in the house with me.
Here they are.....and.... I might have fudged on my age by a few...... well okay a lot of years. ;) (Hey, don't judge I liked being 42 I think I will stay that age!)