Monday, January 2, 2012

French Tray revamp

Happy 2nd day of January!! I hope you all had a BEAUTIFUL and wonderful New Years. We had fun with the kids and some friends.
Ate way too much junk, and had a tummy ache for the New Year...So it was like every year...:) A tradition I always stick too...:)

So with the whole back thing, I have had to subdue some of my projects.

My M.I.L. had gotten this tray for me at Goodwill. She saw it and said, its cute but I know you can do something to make it cuter. So while I was going stir crazy from all the forced relaxation I had to endure; I went in to my CRAP room , errrrr Craft room and got one of my favorite graphics from THE GRAPHICS FAIRY

I got out my carbon paper and traced on the graphic. I then took my black acrylic paint and painted it on. When it was dry I lightly distressed it and gave it a quick coat of poly.

Now I have a nice little Parisian tray that took about 20 minutes and didn't require any heavy lifting...:)

Have a BEAUTIFUL 2nd day of January!!! :)
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Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous! I still need to try this, but keep putting it off because I fear I would be too impatient and end up throwing it out on the street. I'd love it if you'd share at my Saturday Splendour Party :)

Anonymous said...

...AND all your other wonderful makeovers from 2011!

vsutton said...

Tres magnifique!

WhyCuzICan said...

I've gotta TRY YOUR method, Karin-- I'm a scardy cat so you are MY teacher!

Smiles, Suzanne

Eileen said...

I had to chuckled about how you refer to your craft room, mine is the same reference. Your project turned out great. I will have to try that carbon paper idea.
Eileen @ cottage beach house

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

It looks so pretty!!! Nice work!!

Stephanie said...

It turned out great!

Anonymous said...

I love that, and I want to do things like that. But I think my hands are too shaky to be able to paint over the tracing. Is there some other way? Thanks for sharing at the Graphics Fairy ~ Mary

Danielle - Belleza e Luce said...

The tray did need something and now looks wonderful! Thank you for the how-to!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

MIL picked a nice item!! You did a great job! Like the way you distressed it too.
Drop by my blog sometime...a gift-away is going on!!


WhyCuzICan said...

Congrats on being one of this week's Featured items at GraphicsFairy, Karin! :)

Big High-Five for this darling project,
Smiles, Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

Felecia Cofield said...

Great tray! I like the way you transferred it. I don't know if I could still stay in the lines with the paint! Good job! Blessings from Bama!