Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thrifty Tray Makeover

I picked up this petite wood tray last week at our local church thrift store.  Since it was a bit mild here over the weekend, I was able to give it a couple of coats of white spray paint.  I really struggled trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it.
I didn't want to Mod Podge an image on the sides since they are so skinny.  Instead, I opted for the faux French enamel number tag.  I think it fits quite nicely on the front.  Simple.
I added some vintage sheet music to the bottom of the tray.  Not sure if you can see it tucked in there under the clothes pins.
Then I just added some random pieces to make a sweet French vignette of sorts.  One of my embellished bottles.  A religious pendant on the clothes pins.  A faux pocket watch.  French address tags (image from The Graphics Fairy).  Old dice and a spool with French book paper.
It's on a corner of the kitchen counter that is always begging for something pretty to be added.  Since it's so petite, it fits quite nicely and really doesn't take up much space.

Jeanine

7 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty tray! I love the scallops on the edging. I just found I had a packet of those number tags.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Very sweet tray and display!

Angela said...

Your little tray looks just perfect.
xoxo
Angela.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

The tray came out beautifully.Just perfect.
Hugs,
Marie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

The tray came out beautifully.Just perfect.
Hugs,
Marie

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la! We really are on the same creative wave length again, aren't we? Love your tray, the enamel tag is perfect, so is the sheet music and all of the French themed goodies inside! Love!

Kelly Rinzema said...

Love this, the number is the perfect touch!