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Pier 1 gave me the opportunity to go shopping on their dime for some holiday decorations.  I had not been to a Pier 1 in years since it is on the other side of town.  I had forgotten how timeless and classic their store is. I decided to take some gorgeous beaded placemats and turn it into wall art…

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Their pillow selection is awesome.  Here are some of my favorites.

This is also an adorable holiday gifts idea for the baker.  I love fun measuring spoons.

They had this gorgeous ornament wreath which I would have purchased but it only came in a large size and I needed it a tad smaller.

What I actually decided on were these gorgeous beaded placemats.

In my opinion they are way too gorgeous for a table setting where people could accidentally drip something on them.  They belong on the wall as a focal point. So I gathered up some 16″ x 20″ frames I found at a yard sale this summer for $1.00 each.


I sprayed painted them with some black Krylon paint and took Mandie’s advice from her 2nd E-book on her technique of distressing with a champagne Rub N Buff to give them a little something.  You need to buy the e-book…awesome info.
Moving on…


I had originally painted the glass black too but then didn’t like it so I went and got some champagne gold colored satin fabric and used Gorilla Tape to keep it in place on the back of the frame.       Lastly, I hot glued the Pier 1 placemat onto the satin fabric and it and now it graces my walls and I love it.  It was a great way to switch out my year round art for a little holiday one.      


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  1. Are you kidding me?? Those are so, so pretty! You are so creative…hence the blog name, huh?

  2. Enjoyed looking at the items you took pictures of, but holy moly, the beaded wall art is absolutely stunning. This is the best holiday repurpose I have ever seen. Genius 🙂

    In fact, YOU remind me of an Oscar Wilde quote I used in class a lot:
    "Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life"

    And thanks for sharing your wall art.

  3. beautiful and a great idea! They look way better on your wall than on a table where it may get dripped on! thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. You are right…much too nice! Why don't I ever think of things like that? They look great framed. I would never guess they had once been placemats 🙂

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