To finish off my little trio of tray posts, I give you my tray centerpiece.
I have wanted a table runner for a bit now, but with a grabby 2 year old running around, I've been worried that anything that I put on a table runner would just be begging to be pulled onto the floor. Also, I had several vases of flowers that I wanted to use on my kitchen table, but was looking for a way to pull them together to look more like a display than just a random collection of things.
I had this long painting that I picked up from the thrift store for a few bucks, and I thought the length would make it perfect for the table. I had bought it as a part of a set and used the other for a picture board for my son's room here, and was glad that this one finally had a purpose as well.
I popped out the picture, sprayed it with some tacky adhesive spray, pressed 2 of my favorite place mats on top, and then popped the whole thing into the frame. I also put non-scuff felt stickers on each of the corners to raise the whole thing up a little and protect it from scratching the wood.
Easy and effective, my favorite type of project! It pulls the flowers together, makes a bit of a statement, and protects the wood from being scratched by the vases.
The place mats are probably a temporary solution because I don't really have 2 extra to spare. But they worked in a pinch when I had company coming, because I already knew that they looked nice with our kitchen and dishes, and they saved me a trip to the fabric store. But it all goes so well together that maybe it is a good reason to get some new place mats!
Also, considering that I tire so quickly of my decor, I'm happy to be able to change out the fabric to suit the seasons or my mood. I can't promise that I won't be printing something onto the fabric from the printer, I feel like that is my newest trick! (See it in last week's post here, if you missed it.)
As always, please check out the amazing parties going on this week here.
See you next week!!