I was mulling over what to do with the vintage dresser in my living room for quite some time. I bought the dresser almost 3 years ago at a garage sale for just 15 bucks. The dresser's top was badly scuffed and scratched, but it was still the deal of the century. After using it heavily the past few years, the dresser was starting to show its age. I had a couple of ideas for sprucing up my prized piece, but all of them demanded more time, work and commitment than I was willing to offer. When I snagged a set of pink felt placements from the clearance bin at a big box store, I instantly imagined them pieced together to form a runner for the top of my dresser. I loved the placemats' optical laser-cut design, which happened to mimic the circular motif of the wallpaper in my living room. I was lucky - 5 placements fit the 60" wide dresser perfectly so no trimming was required. I love the punchy, vibrant effect of the placemat runner against the walnut wood dresser. The placements hide the scratched surface and make such a statement in the room. The best part is that the entire project cost me only 3 bucks! How's that for savvy decorating! I'd love to hear about your savviest weekend project. Leave a comment and let us know! Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based design enthusiast and blogger. For more design inspiration from Amy, check out her blog aDESIGNdock .