Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coffee Tray Remake

I like to find little projects I can do with treasures found at Goodwill.  My teenage daughter, Chantel, always tells me "You don't need that". Well, she is usually right, but this time I didn't listen and bought this cute tray.

 

 

Somebody made this..I think it is charming. But I like things painted so here is what I did...


My printer is having issues and so I wasn't able to print out a graphic so I just searched for retro coffee graphic and then freehanded what I saw. Then I traced it onto tissue paper and then used a sharpie and traced it again...leaving the outline on the tray.


Then I just filled in the outline with acrylic paint.


It isn't perfect..but I think it is cute. There are a lot of things I could have done--like bought a cool wall sticker or something...but this way fit into my budget...free :)

I need to put some sealer on it and then I will be able to bring Chantel her morning iced coffee on it :)

I am still enjoying all the flowers in my garden. It has been a little cold this week so I haven't been getting all the weeding done that I want to. I have been shopping with Janae in the garden shops as she is buying annuals for her house. That is much more fun than weeding anyway!

It is so nice to have flowers to put in my Flora Doora's! Makes my entry look so inviting.


Enjoy spring and thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think your tray is super cute, Sandy. It works really well with your jars. Great Spring colors.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

That is a beautiful tray that you found at the thrift shop. I like the idea of you using what you have and not having to buy a lot of expensive things to redo it! Nice job! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

Janae said...

The little tray turned out really cute. I think you should start charging Chantel 5 cents for her iced coffee in the morning haha jk. I need some flowers for my flora Dora you got me :)

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I think your tray turned out really cute. I love the ornate- ness of the handles. It looks so much better white too. Happy weekend to you if I don't see you again between now and then.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Great idea Sandy,love it. x

Art and Sand said...

Need and want are two completely different things.

But, I think your daughter is wrong - you needed that tray just so you could give it new life.

Love the tray and the painted Ball jars.

And, I LOVE your flora doras. I have never heard of them or seen them. I just added a wire rack in my entry and I think it needs a flora dora. That means a project for the weekend.

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
The tray came out so cute. I love the colors you used. It looks sweet with the ball jars.
Kris

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty piece, Sandy! I love the detail on each end. I also have always liked to look for things to makeover at Goodwill. You sometimes fnd the cutest things that would look so much better painted and you can't beat the price. Nice job on this!

Melanie said...

Your tray is so very cute!!! You did a lovely job with it!! You turned a great find into a lovely treasure!!!

Grandma Carolee said...

The tray turned out so cute. Makes me want to come over and have a cup of coffee. :-)

My Shabby Bungalow said...

Hi Sandy :) I love the tray! It turned out so cute. I could never do something that good free hand. I love the colors you chose too and the distressing on the handles is perfect! Im a major coffee addict, lol. I bet Chantel will change her mind about you needing the tray once you start bringing her iced coffee with it! lol. Dont you just love Floora Dooras? I have a white one and I think they are just the cutest idea! Very prairie chic :)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Amy

Cynthia said...

This tray turned out gorgeous.....I would and could never do this painting freehand and have it be so gorgeous. Love the colors too.

Cynthia

lynn said...

your tray is darling, sandy, and love the flora doora on the peg!

Alicia said...

Muy muy bonito. Me gusta.
Un abrazo

Down to Earth Style said...

Amazing what white paint can do. The tray is so cute with "coffee 5 cents".

Lucille said...

You did a great job, Sandy! The tray is so special!

Shirley said...

I can see you falling in love with almost anything that can be painted. What a gift you have to see what is no longer wanted turned in to a much loved treasure.. I would love to go shopping with you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

LOve your tray! I would have picked that up in a heartbeat!

Carol

lashawnmontoya said...

I actually think the paint "coffee" is WAY better than using a sticker! Makes it more authentic or chic I think somehow...:) Very cute!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love the tray sweet friend. White rules!!!!

xoRebecca

KATHY said...

Love the tray!!

Kathy

Hydee Pole Photography said...

Hi! so pretty and love the details you added.