Friday, October 18, 2013

Mad For Plaid

I have a personal question for you...how do you feel about plaid?  It seems that most folks have either a love for it, or a strong dislike--dare I say even a hate for it.
mad for plaid http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/mad-for-plaid.html
Me?  I think it is grand.  Yes, a little stuffy, a little neat and proper and even nerdy.  But, I find it's colors and pleasing array of lines that can vary so simply delightful.  So when I "refound" bits and pieces of a holey plaid wool blanket that I previously used on a stool and bulletin board, 
mad for plaid http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/mad-for-plaid.html
I decided a little piece of it would work on an old tray I had.
mad for plaid http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/mad-for-plaid.html
I was planning on using spray adhesive to glue the piece of wool down on the tray ( I did paint the tray red), but then decided who was I kidding, I need something that is a little more washable and durable.  I then decided to use some modge podge to adhere the wool and help make it a bit more durable.  
mad for plaid http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/mad-for-plaid.html
I did lose the softness of the wool, but figure it will last longer and hot cocoa spills will clean up much easier.
mad for plaid http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/mad-for-plaid.html
Where in your home can you add some plaid?
mad for plaid http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/mad-for-plaid.html



8 comments:

  1. The tray looks great! I love plaids and have a Pinterest board devoted to plaid. I would love a huge stack of vintage plaid blankets one day.

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  2. Love plaid and especially love this plaid!

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  3. Love the plaid! LOVE the tray! I love plaid- I am Irish and Scottish- I think it is in the blood. :) I love plaids with some form of red in them. Plaid is fun at any time of year, but I love it especially at Christmas!

    Lovely projects!!!!
    Heather

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  4. I like the brown plaids the best.

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  5. I like the brown plaids the best.

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  6. Hi Becky, well, my name is Grammy Plaid !! I love plaid. Your ideas on how to use plaids are GREAT. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your Sunday scriptures with photos. Blessings and smiles, Emilou (aka Grammy Plaid)

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  7. I love it! But then we are a bunch of cowboys out here in the west! LOL! Blessings, Patti

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!