Welcome to the Blogger Swap Meet!
If you are popping over from Jen at The Chronicles of Home, welcome!
I was the lucky recipient of her thrifting find in this fun
A couple of my fabulous blogging friends came up with a fun idea to pass our thriftiness around and challenge each other!
So we were all given a medium (wood, metal, or glass) and we had to find something thrifted and under $15 to send to the next person in our order.
Jen sent me something that I loved so much I hated to do too much to it! This awesome metal tray arrived and my brain went in about 20 different directions on what to do with it! At first I was going to hang it on the wall and make magnets to clip up notes on it- I thought about making it a clock too.
My inspiration finally struck though because of a summer party and the tray's original purpose:) I wanted to make it versatile though- so I found some different fabrics I had and settled on the black and white I was given by the Online Fabric Store last year at the Haven conference (you can read about that here).
I love it and and want to incorporate more black and white in our home so it was perfect.
I traced around the tray on the fabric and then cut out the circle. I then covered the front with Mod Podge and after it dried, I did the same on the back. I wanted it to hold its shape and then be able to spray it with a water proof sealant so that it would be fine if it got wet. What I love is that I can change it out whenever I want to go with whatever party theme we are having! And it made my little unused plant table into a tray table/ bar cart.
I also taped off the legs and painted them a fun English Yellow by Annie Sloan and then taped off a square pattern for interest on the bottom shelf using a gorgeous mint green (Cosmopolitan) by Velvet Finishes.
Gourley Girl and Guy to see what fun surprises she got from me!
And here is the whole list of lovely ladies participating- so make sure you check them all out!
- Jessica at Gourley Girl and Guy
- Charlotte at Ciburbanity
- Christina at Homemade Ocean
- Bee at Windgate Lane
- Dena at Hearts and Sharts
- Danielle at Two Little Superheroes
- Jen at Chronicles of Home
- Melody at My Passion For Décor
- Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co.
- Jessica at Decor Adventures