Thursday, July 3, 2014


Somewhere I saw a framed picture of a deer with a plaid mat.
I liked it!
I thought -- I have a deer picture--
I can do this.
First, I gave the fabric a bath in steeped tea to reduce some of the newness and brightness of the fabric. 

Then, I covered the old mat with the fabric using spray adhesive.
Quick, easy --- copy-cat --- project.

Check out the following for a plethora of inspiration:
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday
Imparting Grace for Grace at Home Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday


Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Wow! Great looks terrific! Jane

Miss Jean said...

Oh, goodness, I absolutely love the plaid matting! Brilliant idea. Thank you for your kind words about our son!

Nancy Roberts said...

I LOVE it!

Maria said...

Oh I love love love this!!!!! I am definitely going to do this around fall! Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

wonderful makeover. love the plaid and how you aged it. you know we will all be looking for plaid fabric now to copy you.

Susan Freeman said...

The plaid is the perfect compliment to this print. I love tartan!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The Charm of Home said...

Looks wonderful! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

Marie said...

I am a plaid fanatic so I LOVE Marie @ In Our Happy Place

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is very nice and woodsy! But maybe i am only thinking that because we just had a brief stay in your beautiful state. Our Texas granddaughters now say it is their favorite. :0)

Susan Clayton said...

I am mad for plaid as well. And deer, so you know I love this project. I liked your Plaid outing sign so much I made one of my own - now I'm booking marking this. Who's a copy cat? When it comes to you and your plaid I am! I am!

Jann Olson said...

Oh Sally, boy did that plaid make those deer come alive. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

This is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Round-Up from the Before & After party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to your feature. Hope to see you tonight at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

How cute and the plaid looks perfect with the deer. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Sarah said...

Love this idea and will also be a copy cat. '-)
Thanks for sharing. Pinning to remember…….Sarah