Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tray Redo

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:

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The rustic look does not fit with my decor really, so I decided to spray paint it black. First I primed:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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??

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30 comments:

  1. Wow...genius! I wouldn't have thought to color that paper like that!

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  2. Beautiful! The black, red, white, and aqua is just stunning. I'm going to remember that color combination. Would make a pretty quilt. :-)

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  4. The sharpies were a great idea!

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  5. Sharpies? Genius. I mean, you are a GENIUS! I'm a sucker for black and white and I know I would have left it that way. See...lack of imagination. Sharpies. I can't get over it!

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  6. Now that made a really cute tray.
    Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  7. i am so into trays right now!! i love how this turned out! great job!

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  8. I love your tray makeover! It's awesome! Wrapping is a hidden gem, isn't it, and much easier to modgepodge than thick scrapbook paper. Thanks for sharing! ♥Laurie from Scene of the Grime

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  9. What a fun idea! I love the paper you've chosen! This turned out great! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  10. Love it! Really cute makeover.

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  11. This turned out so pretty! I love aqua and red together.

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

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  12. That is great! I have a Goodwill try just waiting for me to turn it into something like this. Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca

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  13. Nice redo!
    Dropping by from Met Monday, 18ft island kitchen.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  14. Oh my gosh how cute! You colored this with Sharpies! That is so great. I love it. :)

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  15. I love it. You did a good job! don't you just love finding treasures in your own backyard! Lezlee

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  16. This is a truly wonderful transformation. So creative and clever!

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  17. I think it pulls all of your colors in perfectly!! way to go!
    visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  18. very cute! i too love those trays. i've seen some at target but they are a little expensive :) thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow! Love it! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  20. That tray will tie everything together so well!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  21. Your tray looks fabulous! The wrapping paper idea is genius and Coloring in the circles is so clever. I love the color! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  22. Ah! Tray redos are the best! Just did one for my roommate's birthday. It's so much fun because you can do an awful lot since they're so small! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Good idea!
    I love the fabric for the chairs too.
    Kathy

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  24. Thanks for the great idea. I have just the tray to use! I'm visiting with TRH, hope you visit me too!

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  25. OOOOO I love it! It turned out darling! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  26. I've been wanting a tray too! So cool you found one. It turned out great - aren't you so smart to use sharpies! I love the fabric you picked too... can't wait to see the finished chairs.

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  27. Clever Idea. And thanks for sharing.

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  28. This is SO cute! I love the graphic pattern. Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!

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