Recently when cleaning out our shed, we stumbled upon this tray. I got very excited because I have been seeing them all over blogland, but never had one or had found the things to make one. So when this showed up out of the blue, I was very excited:
The rustic look does not fit with my decor really, so I decided to spray paint it black. First I primed:
Then sprayed black. Which I thought for sure I had a picture of, but I don’t. I’m sure you can imagine.
So next I knew I wanted to line it with some pretty paper, but I wasn’t sure what. I wasn’t confident enough to line it with busy scrapbooking paper because I didn’t know if I would be able to match it up enough. The other day I was at the drugstore and found this wrapping paper:
And I love it! But I felt it needed more. So let me back up a minute.
Recently I found out that I will be getting 3 chairs from my mother’s previous employer (they are going out of business) and they needed someone to take the chairs. I do not have a picture of them, but they are wood, have a padded seat and back with arm rests. I saw them on my mother’s phone. She stopped by to take a picture for me to see if I wanted them. Oh Yeah! Free chairs to a DIYer…really..do you have to ask?? So I don’t know when I will be getting them, but I have already purchased the fabric:
I finally get to put some aqua in the house!! WOOHOO!! As you can see by the picture holding up the paper, I have a red wall in my living room. Directly across from that wall, I plan on putting 2 of the chairs, redone with this fabric with a red IKEA Lack table in between:
Seriously for $8, you can’t beat that. So I thought I would put the tray on the table with some knick knacks. I felt the paper on the tray needed some color. In come red and turquoise Sharpies. Then the standard Mod Podge and we have this:
Sorry these are so dark. I really tried to find a spot in the house that didn’t have toys on it and well, I didn’t luck out. But I think you get the idea. What do you think??
Linking to these wonderful parties this week!