Wednesday, July 29, 2009

D.I.Y.D. by Kimba, Welcome

This is my first post in so long. I hope you enjoy it, and leave me a message. I've been visiting blogs, but have had little time to do anything with mine. I decided to take the plunge and link up to Do It Yourself Day hosted by Kimba. I do all my own decorating. I purchased a large metal tray last summer. It was scratched and the paint was wearing off. I've since lost the before picture. Trust me it was ugly. First, I painted it black and tried to do a mosaic effect with paper. Hated IT!
Last week I took Valspar spray paint, and transformed it to a creamy white. Almost like Heirloom white. I decoupaged scrapbook paper to it from HL. Added some ribbon. And wow, I really like it. What do you think?
It sits on a Chinese chest that I inherited from my Grandfather.
The little plate above it, is milk glass from my grandmother.
Picked up the serenity prayed from Kohl's

Now I need to add some decorations on the tray. Any suggestions? it's in by bedroom. The walls are a softer blue than they appear in the photos. Thank you for visiting, I'll try to be a better blogger. School starts in two weeks and I appear to manage my time better then. Plus I enjoy writing about my classroom also.


  1. It looks just beautiful! And I love how you wove the ribbon through the plate, such a great idea!

  2. Wow. So pretty! I would never have thought to do that. Clever idea.

  3. That is a great idea. I have a few trays that could use a fresh bottom!

  4. That is so pretty! Your right my damask painting would go great with that! If you try it, let me know, I'd love to see!

  5. I love all the black and white. Fabulous job!!! I think all you need now are some colorful flowers from the Hobb-Lobb. Check out this post where I used bright colors to accent with...
    God's blessings, Sarah :D

  6. i love that; it is gorgeous, and i love the colors. what do you teach? i'll be starting my 3rd year in 3rd grade. =)


  7. WOW! that is my style! I love DIY DAY! COme check out what I DID with scrapbook paper too!

  8. I think it looks great! You did a great job. I love the colors. :)

  9. Trudi! Your tray is simply gorgeous! I love it. Have you had any trouble with items sticking to the mod-podge? I have mod-podged bottoms of trays but with the humidity it seems to get tacky and things stick. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong in the first place. Let me know if you have any tips!