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Design & décor projects are some of the most shared on Hometalk. Feel free to share photos of your whole-house projects, from kitchen design to living room décor. You can also ask for design & décor advice from design & décor experts. Design professionals will help you solve your design dilemmas and applaud you on your beautiful home décor. Hometalk members include everyone from design & décor professionals to folks who are doing their first design & décor projects. Maybe you just want to share a design & décor idea? That's fine, too!
I love finding new ways to use old stuff - even in my table settings! This idea is a 'Fast, Cheap & Easy' TM way to add some FUN to your summer tablescapes...
Use flat game boards as placemats!
This idea was inspired by a display I created in a my booth at a vintage show, and then replicated in a vintage store booth. This one wasn't even planned ahead of time ... when I sat items aside while I was working on the booth setup, I looked down and saw the Scrabble board under the plates and went 'DUH!' :)
It's pretty easy to find Scrabble boards (perfect for summer, because they are red, white, blue, and tan colors)and other old game boards at thrift stores - usually, the pieces are missing from games but the boards are still in the box. If you DO find one with pieces, you can spell out your guests' names! You can also use my Giant Letter Tile tutorial on the HOMEWARDfound blog to make 'Scrabble' tile coasters!
I created this flower wall collage for my daughter's room by making tissue paper flowers and fan flowers with scrapbook paper and simply adhering them to the wall. This idea adds color and whimsy to any space! :)