Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thrift Store Store Tray Makeover

I picked this up on one of my thrift store outings for $.99. I almost left it as is because it had a weathered look to it already, but like most of us...I JUST had to play with it. Maybe it was a sign that I should have left it alone because nothing was going right but I kept playing with it ( and didn't take pictures of the things that were going wrong while they were going wrong).  The end result after painting it green, a crackle fail, dry brushing it white and then glazing it w/a pewter glaze and decoupaging a piece of scrapbook paper to the bottom:

It was always intended for the kitchen to hold some this and thats , so I finished it off with a couple of forks I picked up for $.20 ea at the thrift store, and flat backed glass marbles for feet. I pounded the forks flat so things wouldn't catch on them. My husband was afraid to know what I was doing in my office/art room when he heard the banging lol. Definitely a "don't come in here" moment.

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Very pretty! I reaaalllly love that fork. It finishes it off so cute. I think I need that tray. ;)

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it...turned out awesome!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks for the feedback ladies. I am happy with the end result!

Jill said...

Very cute! That's for the suggestion for What the Heck Wednesday! I've never tried a crackle finish, and I love the idea of flat marbles as feet!! You might just see some of your ideas on my tray!