Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tray for Mom

My Mom found a tray at a garage sale the other day for 75 cents. Though useful, I thought I could make it prettier. My parents recently painted one of the walls in their kitchen red. I had the sample from when I was helping them choose the color and so I used it to paint the tray.

I added the lace technique, and it made for a very pretty tray!

It started out looking like this.

Amazing what a little paint can do!

Mom was pleased!

I have told the kittens "no more bottle" and they are not happy with me. Though they drink and eat just fine on their own it is like a baby getting rid of their pacifier...they don't want to give up the bottle. To get them to look for a picture all I have to do is hold up a bottle.  Kind of mean of me. But you do what you have to for a picture.:)

Phoebe says, "I'm outta here"
The kids only have 1.5 days of school left, and the kittens are eating by themselves. I see sleep in my future:)! I always like when the kids don't have school. When I can get some extra sleep in the morning I get so much more done during the day. Besides that, I just like having the kids home. Fighting and all.

Right now I am enjoying my last bouquet of Peonies for this year. I will miss them!

Thanks for visiting!


Karen said...

That turned out so pretty. I love the lace technique.

Melanie said...

The tray is awesome!!! You did an awesome job, easy to see why she was pleased!!
Love the kitty pictures, my favorite is the last one, with Phoebe the escape artist!! Love that name, considering using it for our new addition, she is doing great, settling in just fine!!! She has a home now and she knows it!!!

blessings said...

It turned out lovely! I have GOT to try the lace thing one of these days. Your kittens are darling. I'll have to read further to see why they are all bottle fed (poor you - sorry about those mid-night feedings).

Hope you have a wonderful evening.

Blessings... Polly

Lucille said...

The tray is awesome! Those kittens look so cute!You must be so relieved that the night feedings are over. I don't know how you did it.

Heirloom treasures said...

You are enjoying your stencils again I see. How lovely for your mum. It's so cheery.
I love that little ginger kitten climbing over your white cushion.:)
It is exactly like our Ginger Megs we used to have. Full of mischief,typical red head, (Two of my children have red hair and one grandson) They are all so gorgeous. xx

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Great makeover on the tray! The kittens are precious :-) Sweet dreams to you (and sunshine!)

Janae said...

The tray turned out great. The red tray does remind me of dairy queen days lol. I'm so glad the kittens are eating on their own. I'm very jealous the kids are out of school I miss summer breaks!

Janae said...

Although the dairy queen trays were no where near as pretty!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Yeah, red reminds me of Dairy Queen too. Now I am craving a blizzard.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Sandy,
The tray is beautiful, your Mom is beaming with pride! Happy almost summer vacation!
enJOY a lovely day,

farmhouse-story said...

great pic of your mom and her cute tray! that bottle didn't impress phoebe,--she must have not been hungry:)

Lisa said...

Fabulous job on the tray! The kittens are beyond darling.

Grandma Carolee said...

Sandy, the tray looks beautiful in my strawberry decorated kitchen...Thank you!!
The kittens grow even cuter as they grow.

The White Pear Tree said...

That tray is awesome! Is that actual lace?

Oh my, the kittens! They are TOO cute. Such little sweeties. I love the little white paws on the black ones. Yes, you must be relieved to not have to make bottles anymore. (Although it is such a nice bonding experience to bottle feed!) Are they using the litter box? That's the other big milestone.

Pam Kessler said...

The kitties are adorable. I'm really enjoying the extra hour of sleep in the morning too. The difference between getting up at 6am vs 7am is amazing. Plus I don't feel like I have to take a nap in the afternoon.

Olivia said...

Oh my those kittens are darling! You and your daughter would have a beautiful booth! Xo Olivia

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Really nice tray...very cool! xo