Monday, June 14, 2010

OK… One More Time


Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors has a “Gitter Done” link party this week.  Isn’t that a great idea? I think it’s what we all needed! Thanks Donna!

I had lots planned but things went awry and the pressure washer as well as the chain saw had to go to the shop a couple of weeks ago…

They are still there!

So I knew I could paint something and this faux stacked stone wall has been on my list.


Click Here to see my recent post about the 2nd transformation on this wall.


But the color was still bothering me… it lightened up the space but not enough.

So… for the sake of “Gitter Done” Day… I went further and transformed it again.

Simple changes with simple decorating.

First, I lightened the wall (again) by painting a lighter stone and grout.  It finally turned out the way I wanted!!

Next, it was time to decorate the wall.


I had some woven placemats from Walmart I picked up months ago for like $3.00 a piece.

My neighbor gave me extra coffee cans used for storing… well, not anymore!


I had rafia (LOVE rafia) and tied it around the cans.


I used velcro at first to attach them to the place mat but it wasn’t as tight as I needed.

So, I hot glued the velcro together.  Now it’s on good!!

Took some flowers and plopped them in the cans.

Yes… it was that simple and cheap!

But once I had them up and in place… the placemats popped way too much (in my opinion)!  Just way too dark.



So… I took them all down and painted them a lighter color to blend in better with the wall.

However, I broke a decorating rule… I was taught to decorate in odd numbers… like three.  But… I made another and put four up!!

I like it better with 4!







Yay!! I’m finally happy with it… 3 paint jobs later!!

Gitter Done!!

Thanks for Stoppin’ By!


Linking to…

  FJI's Gitter Done! challenge


  1. ha okay one more time, fabulous! It all looks great,, i like the 4 placemats better.. and what a simple and pretty idea that was.

  2. Oh my gosh, this looks fantastic! I LOVE the wall! I like it in all the pics every time you painted it! Great job!

  3. I like the lighter colour you've chosen for the stone and especially for the 'grout'. As for the placemats, I don't think you broke the rules at all...looks to me like a set of three above the window and a separate 'set' of one above the door. Still odd numbers!

  4. I like the 4 better than 3 as well. And I like the lighter color. Great job. And all I had to do was paint a trunk.

  5. Wow! Your wall looks great! I had to go back and look at your other posts. Great job on all of them, but this one is my favorite! :)

  6. Woa... what a great end result after all that fuss and muss! Very cool wall treatment I might add. I agree with you on all accounts, the lighter looks wonderful for both the wall and place mats. Darling idea for flowers!

    Good for you on persevering until it was done right! Aren't we the fuss pots at times? (but we KNOW when it's right by golly we do..)


  7. great improvement! the fourth additional mat finishes it off nicely & is a good balance.

  8. Rules schmules! It looks great with 4! And so much better with the lighter paint too. Great job!

  9. Once again ... fabulous! You take creativity to a whole new level. Had to show my hubby your handi-work. He could not believe that you painted that! Fantastic job!!!
    PS - Thanks for your kind comments on my humble make-over room :) Have a beautiful, creative week.

  10. Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments. I'm enjoying my wall now... finally! Hope it's a keeper!! Just kidding... I think this is it... at least for the rest of this year!! LOL!

    Thanks Again!!

  11. You are crazy talented! That wall is amazing. Great job

  12. I think all of the different paint jobs have been amazing! I'm such a sucker for those placemats too. Almost got some at WalMart, but figured I would wait, and then they were all gone! Oh, and I think it's ok that you broke the rule - 4 definitely fills up the space more. =)

  13. I was looking at your placemat art before I read the article and thought that was a real stone wall behind the placemats. i have an art degree and teach art and you truly had me fooled with that wall. I can't believe you had the patience to do the whole wall three times. I would have never been able to do that. You go girl! It looks great!

  14. Your wall is beautiful and your new ornaments (don't know what to call them) are really great. You are very creative, I would never have thought of that! But they look wonderful!
    Hugs, Cindy S

  15. Wonderful transformation. I LOVE the end result.

    Trisha Evans
    A Vintage White

  16. SIMPLY beautiful,,, you did SUCH A GREAT JOB!!! I love, it.

    I'm featuring this on facebook, and twitter, RIGHT now.

    Incredible, and it's no wonder you did so good, your ART, is beautiful, you are very talented girl. REALLY!!!


    Bella :)

    p.s. feel free to link this up too, just saying, I wouldn't mind, he he.

  17. wow! you are amazing! I can't imagine the time and patience needed to finish that up. great job!

  18. Beautifully done. I too love to paint my house. My next project is to do a kitchen backsplash over the existing laminate backsplash. Have you done anything like that? I was also wondering what type of paint did you use?

    1. Thanks Kris... I have not done anything like that... but it sounds interesting! Hope it goes well for you. I used a mixture of latex and acrylic paint on my stone wall.


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