Friday, September 18, 2009

eat cake, be happy

Tonight I decided to venture to the thrift store just to browse (dangerous idea I know) and I of course found something that needed a re-do!!! I knew I just couldn't pass by this adorable tray that was only $2. It definitely needed some TLC, as every thrift store item does! I checked out with the darling little tray, came home, and popped out my spray paint.

Here's the before...after it's been sanded.

It has a glass covering which obviously wasn't on at the moment since it was about to be painted! I thought this would be the perfect size tray to have dessert on, or a small breakfast in bed (if I could only convince my husband!!) After I sanded it down I reached for my spray paint and I chose (wait for it....) HEIRLOOM WHITE!!! You're shocked I bet? Me wanting WHITE wood?! LOL :)

After two little coats of heirloom white (thank you Rustoleum!!) I had a cute new tray!! As you can see in the above picture the is an oval cutout in the middle. I had a few thoughts as to what I wanted to do with it. I thought about adding scrapbook paper...but then I thought what about if I wanted to use it in a different room and it didn't match that room...and since the glass cover wasn't the easiest to take off, so that's a NO. I then thought about adding pictures in the center, but I couldn't quite get the display looking the way I wanted. So my last thought (which was actually my first thought but I didn't want to be predictable) was to paint it with chalkboard paint. Ok, I KNOW I have an obession!! But when you see the final result, I think you will agree with me on this choice.

Here she is!!
GORGEOUS right?! I decided to add this cute little saying to it and I think it's just the perfect touch!! I have really been wanting to have a tray around the house and I couldn't be more pleased with how it ended up, and for $2 it's a steal!!
For now, this cutie is sitting center stage above my oven!! I am hoping this will motive my husband to bring me breakfast in bed...maybe?? Ok, one can ALWAYS dream! :) Thanks for checking up on my latest re-do and as always I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!

Lots of love from me to you!!
P.S. I added this post to the following blogs. Check out each blog & other great posts!!
Trash to Treasures Party at Along the way with K+J.
Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the porch
DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land


Robin-Monique said...

oh that is by far my favorite item you have done thus far! it is so cute so well done!

Maine-ly Me said...

Cute cute cute! I'm thinking a visit to the local thrift shop is in my future today! :-)

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

Aw I love this tray. It turned out great!

Ashley Schott said...

This is so creative and adorable! I love your blog:) You and your new husband look so happy!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

So cute! Wish I had the "eye" to see such inspiration in thrift store finds. (Thanks for stopping by earlier!)

Alicia said...

That turned out great. Love the idea of the chalkboard paint. I would have written "Breakfast in Bed" on it

Katie Kubler said...

This is adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to my party! Please add my button so others can join! Thanks girl!

Shelia said...

Now isn't this cute? I love it!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sherri S said...

Great job. I love that a bit of paint can give things SUCH a new look! Hope you get that breakfast soon.

Shady Creek Lane said...

Don't you just love a good thrift store find. I love the size of the tray and what you did with it. Hubby better get one the ball and whip you up some buttermilk pancakes with some sweet maple syrup and whipped cream 'cause you worked very hard on that project. You deserve it. (remind him of all the ways you can use whipped cream,wink,wink)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very cute. I like the oval in the middle.

I hope you will come by for a visit. I have a fun give-a-way going on this week.


Julie said...

Cute cute cute....I love the way it turned out...
xoxo julie

Ashlee said...

This looks great! I did a tray makeover to! Check it out!!

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