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Are you sick of looking at your old dated placemats? Or maybe you're like me - had enough of constantly washing them and want something that doesn't look like a Disney movie?
For this project I bought a pack of six new placemats from the dollar store. This is what they looked like:
You might have guessed it: not my cup of tea! For the makeover I picked these colorful polkadots. Not only do they appeal to the kids, they also match with my bar stools and I like the look of them too!
I started by measuring the placemats and then marked it on the backing paper of the sticky back plastic. For these placemats I allowed an overhang of 1-2 cm on each side and the reason for this I'll tell you soon.
I peeled approximately 4 cm off from one of the short ends of the backing paper and positioned it on the placemat.
I gently applied 2 cm of the film to the placemat and the remaining overhang of 2 cm I attached to the working table. This made the thin placemat stay in place while I used my both hands for the next step.
From here I followed the normal guidelines and pulled the backing paper with one hand and smoothed the sticky back plastic to the placemat with a squeegee. At the end I cut the remaining overhang off with a sharp knife. Here's the end result:
This is definitely an entry level. The number one challenge is to keep the placemat still while working on it. No pulling over edges required.