In this blog post, I'm talking about finally using some of the heaps of leftover fabric I have in the basement. (I should mention, however, that we played with my grandmother's seemingly endless bucket of remnant sewing pieces as a child. She kept things forever...so it must be an inherited trait.)
I decided to use what was left of the two fabrics I have in our kitchen to make some placemats for the relatively informal dining room. However...let me just say here that I believe you should be careful when reusing fabrics from one room to another. I think the look can be annoyingly redundant. BUT, since we were going from the kitchen to the dining room, it felt alright. Plus, these placemats aren't permanent. M'kay?
The geometric blue print was used on the roman shades in the kitchen and the bicycle print was used here to recover the bar stools. They work well together in both color and texture.
I wanted to add a little anthropologie-ish flair to these placemats, so I found some yellow jumbo sized ric-rac to border the edges. Don't I have a cute assistant?
Here is another image of the finished project. I am really happy with how they turned out. They look fresh, fun, and summery in our dining room.
The best part is, I've used them several times without having to machine wash them. You know why? I just flipped them over. Bikes one day, geometric the next.
Lazy? Maybe. Pretty and Smart? Always.