Thursday, August 26, 2010

When You Wish Upon A Tray...

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I keep finding trays. Doesn't it seem like when you find something to re-purpose, you keep finding more of that thing wherever you go? I found an old tray with a glass bottom at an antique store and initially, I thought I would reverse decoupage the glass part because it looked pretty bad. But once I got it cleaned up, it looked pretty good so another idea came to mind.
It had a beat up finish but was kind of "70's brown". Taped off the glass part, painted it black acrylic paint, dry brushed it with darker brown, didn't like it, glazed it with black and glazing medium and then finally went randomly over it w/ silver Rub N Buff  which really made the handles pop.

In one of my scavenging visits to JoAnn's, I'd picked up a package of "Hip In A Hurry" vinyl that was 70% off that I thought would be perfect for this project:
The best part is there are 4 sheets in the package and I only used one for this, so 3 more projects..yeah!
 You can guess from my play on words in the title which one I used? No? OK here:
When You WISH Upon A Tray
And despite my earlier statement that "more is more" and I really thought I was going to do more on this, I decided that simpler was better. That won't be a habit! To finish it off, I used two Prima paper flowers I'd picked up while on vacation.

Now, if I could only find a cheese dome!

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38 comments:

Dawn said...

Love this. I'd buy it if I saw it in the store. It's beautiful!

mle said...

That tray is really lovely!!

Michelle L. said...

Ahh. I love this - something about it is extra wonderful.

Christine said...

It's so fabulous! I need to find me a good tray!!!

Lindalou said...

The turned out great. I like that you went simple with it. I think that is actually hangable. Not sure what your plan is, but it shouldn't be hidden away in a cupboard.

the thrifty ba said...

LOVE the flower embellishments!

Melissa said...

You are right - simplicity was definitely the way to go with this one.

Doreen said...

It's gorgeous! I love the fact that you kept painting it over and over until you were happy with the results. I would've placed it in my To-Do-One-Day-Maybe pile.

AliLilly said...

OH my GOSH!! That looks fantastic!! Seriously!!!!

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Ruthie said...

This is gorgeous! It is definitely nothing you would find in a store! Thanks for sharing!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Its just beautiful! I love the addition of the flowers. It really finishes it off!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness... Cute, Cute!
I love it!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Pam said...

Very nice and you are very creative. So happy to find your blog!

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Hi!

Visiting from New Friend Friday.

How much do I love this tray?!? A LOT!

So pretty!!!!!!!

:)
Sarah

Organic Girl said...

Happy Friday Follow Organic Girl andTodays Diva

Melissa said...

I love this idea! You should come over to MyCraftieLife.blogspot.com and link up to Tueday Tell All. I would love to see you there.

Cristie said...

It's so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That looks great! The flowers are a nice touch!

The Design Confidential said...

this looks fabulous! you know i am starting to think i may have a "thing" for trays...thank you for the inspiration!

lanni said...

This is chic! I love it - now if only I could find that vinyl.... so cute!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Very nice!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Very nice!

Jami said...

What a great tray! Really love the silver rub...perfect touch! I'm your newest follower!
smiles!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carol,
When you get a chance, please pop over to my blog to see the Surprise Day ATC I made for you..
xo

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That's adorable!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is so cute! I love the decal you used and those paper flowers finish it off! Great job. :)

Southern Belle said...

What an elegant tray!

Diane said...

Gorgeous! Love that tray Ü

Cindy Adkins said...

Woo hoo!!! Thanks so much for posting this!!! I can't wait for everyone to see this gorgeous tray!
xox
Cindy

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

This is fab! I haven't seen that particular vinly rub-on. I'll have to check again when I go back to Joanns!

xxoo

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous...you've inspired me to think in a new way!

Karen said...

WOW this looks stunning!!!!! x

Lisa said...

Yup. I'd buy it! That is reeeeally cute!

Roselle said...

This is stunning! I'm glad to have found your blog (via Cindy Adkin's CS Sept party)
Roselle

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I love it! The first and foremost is the colors. I love things that are done in black and white. I was trying to read the package of, heck I dont remember the name, but the sticky stuff you used on the glass. Can you use that to place on your walls? I wonder if you can use it in a cricut machine?? I also enjoy refurbishing things. Take care!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out so pretty! I love the idea of the vinyl on it and that one seems perfect. Great find. I'm due for a trip to Joann's for some fabric and pillow forms ~ maybe I should look around the other side of the store, too! : )

Netty said...

Terrific, I love it. x

A Hopeful Heart said...

I'm visiting from the Creative Spirit party.

Your tray is totally gorgeous!!!! You did a fabulous job.

Blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)