Thursday, September 10, 2009

Transformation Thursday and DIY Day-a Serving Tray

Again, I am joining two of my favorite parties. Please check them out. They are Transformation Thursday by Gina, and DIY day by Kimba-who is also doing a giveaway so be sure to check her out. For more great ideas, see both blogs!

This week, I am sharing one of my favs!
I found this serving tray for $1.00 at His House and love it should have bought all 6!
I, again, didn't take any 'during' pics, but here is what I did. I taped off the inside because I wanted some natural rattan to show through. (in true form for me, some trials and errors here).

To begin with, I only taped the edges of the inside. Mistake, but it turned out ok. Once I pulled the tape off, I realize some of the black spray paint misted the exposed inside rattan. Ok, lesson learned.

But, I went with it...and took the remaining tape off and misted the other, making it match, but not as solid as the black 'frame'. Make sense?

I then stenciled a palm tree (in black) in the center.

Ahhhhhhhhhh that's better!

I will say that I've already had a request for one of these (or a close replica, depending on my Thrifty Finds) from someone!

Sorry the pics aren't great.

I'm still trying to perfect my picture taking with backgrounds, settings, and such. Thanks for being my guinea pigs!

And don't forget to check out more ideas at Gina's and Kimba's!


MeLiSsA said...

I love the tray! I think the pics are great! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Katie Kubler said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! be sure to visit Im having a GIVEAWAY!

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

That's the perfect piece for that palm tree stencil! I like it. I sometimes feel the same way about my pictures ... I find that everything looks best in natural light without the flash. That's why I normally take my pictures outside! :)

Shauna said...

It turned out great! It looks good where you put it too.

Bill said...

You did a wonderful job with the tray! I think the accidental/intentional "misting" of black probably added a nice textural element. Fun project and fun post!

Have a nice weekend!


Its So Very Cheri said...

Hold off on sending pictures-just yet-Ok-I have you down on the list. I have several people so I may have to do a weekly feature but keep all of them in a button to view for a longer period of time.

Let me get all the details figured out-you know tonight when I wake up in the middle of the night, and I will give everyone a plan.


Lindsey @ Better After said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the tray!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such a cute little tray. Maybe the other ones will still be at that same store:) Hope you can get a chance to stop by my blog sometime.

Cheryl said...

Great job on that serving tray. It looks like it was made like that! I love that you chose the palm tree, I think it goes so well with the rattan.