A few months ago I saw these place mats at Target and I just loved the material. The problem was they didn't really seem like anything more than something pretty to look at. I didn't think they would hold up to food and washings, so I had to figure out how I could use them for something else.
My first project I just split the seam and stuffed them and sewed them back up.
Waa laa! New couch cushions!
Then I decided to do a makeover on Molly's rocking chair. It used to sit in her room and was a sage green color. She doesn't have space in her room for a chair so it has been in the living room in this house. I have wanted to paint it for a while so it would look better. So today during nap time I found some spray paint and started painting. Then I decided it would tie in better if I made a seat cushion using another place mat. So when Molly woke up we ran to Target grabbed another place mat and a piece of foam and came home and attached the seat.
I know the pictures are hard to see, but I love the way they turned out.