I have seriously had these wooden placemats in my craft stash for years! A friend gave them to me to paint and just never got around to doing anything with them. So with Int’ Bloggers Club this month being all about wood, I thought here is a perfect opportunity to transform the placemats. Sharing How to Paint Farmhouse Stamped Wooden Placemats.
Farmhouse Stamped Wooden Placemats
There were about 20 of these ghastly placemats, so I also made some for Mother’s Day to give to my Mother In Law. And had some fun with 2 different designs. You don’t have to go with the black and white theme, you could go with any colour combination that you like.
For last month’s Int’t Bloggers Project which was all about Silk/Linen, you can find the Alphabet Hanger HERE!
- 4 to 6 Wooden Placemats – You could also cut some out of Ply Wood or MDF or even find some in your local thrift store that may need some loving. You could also make matching coasters.
- Sander and 120 Grit Sandpaper
- Paint Brush – I used my Cling On! – S30
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black or any other colour that you make like
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- IOD – Decor Stamps – Typesetting
- IOD – Decor Stamps – Farm Animals
- IOD – Decor Stamps – Rose Toile
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – White Wax
- IOD – Decor Stamps – Queen Bee
- Wax Brush
Step 1 – Using your sander lightly sand back your placemats if they have an existing colour or finish. If you don’t want any colour coming through at all when you distress you will have to go all the way back to the wood or use a second under colour so that when you distress this colour comes through. Grab your brush and then give both the front and the back 2 coats of Coal Black. Let dry.
Step 2 – Mix a little water with your Raw Silk on an old tile to get a nice inky consistency. You don’t want the paint to be runny because it will bleed when you stamp and give the stamp a blurry look.
Step 3 – Lay out your designs onto your placemats using either the Rose Toile or Farm Animal Stamps, stamp down. I used the laurels from the Queen Bee Set of Decor Stamps to go either side of the Farm Animals. Then using your transfer film pick up your design. Make sure you press firmly over your design with your fingers to ensure the stamps have adhered to the transfer film.
Step 4 – Load up your brayer with your Raw Silk and apply to your design. Make sure you move quickly because you don’t want the paint to dry before you stamp.
Step 5 – Flip over your design and place onto your placemat and rub over the entire design to make sure it has stamped. Be careful not to move your design otherwise, this will give a blurred design. Let dry.
Step 6 – Repeat the process until all of your placemats are stamped. For the Barn Animal set of placemats. Remove the farm animal and replace with the next animal and then continue stamping. You will also have to move the Laurels out for the cow because he’s a little bigger than the other Farm Animals.
Step 7 – Using your 120 grit sandpaper give the placemats a little distressing to your liking. Then with your wax brush apply the white wax. This gives a chalkboard smokey effect. If this isn’t the desired finish that you are after you can use plain beeswax instead.
Now you have a new set of placemats to dress up your table at your next gathering! There are so many different designs that you can come up with using the stamps and you could also stamp the reverse side so that you have 2 different designs to decorate with.
Be sure to check out all of the other fun wood projects below from my blogging pals.
Click on the pictures below to take you to each project:
Faeries & Fauna
A Crafty Mix
My Sweet Things
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Those placemats are gorgeous, Sam! I like that you can do different designs and I am sure your mother in law loved the ones you gave her.
She did thank you, Pili! They sure were fun to make!
They’re gorgeous Sam. I like your idea of stamping on both sides of the placemats so you have two different versions to use. Placemats always come in so handy and do add something special to table decor
They sure do, Michelle! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment!
What a great idea Sam! Love these!
Thank you, Deborah!