Archive for March, 2010

Someday your tray will come…….

March 31, 2010

I’ve always wanted one of these trays.  I picture myself laying up against my pillows in bed, my beloved carrying in the tray just like this, well……..almost…… definitely keeping the daffodil but add tea in the cup and maybe a blueberry muffin and a pretty napkin and a little frame with a picture of someone I love; maybe a pretty envelope with my name written on it, with a heart, a hug and a kiss…. oh and the controller for the tv too!  Of course, I’m wearing a bea-uuuu-tiful dressing gown, something feminine and old fashioned and my hair is shining and long,f lowing, curly and my make up is impeccable even though I only just woke up with, of course, a dainty arm stretching yawn.  The window is open and the fresh breeze gently ruffles my sheer white curtains and the fragrance of freshly mown grass sweetly scents the breeze.  I hear birds chirping through the open window and the day is glorious…. and all because I have this tray that I’ve dreamed about for oh, so long….. so yes, someday your tray will come.

Down to business, I bought this tatty looking thing at GW for $4.  it was dirty blonde wood with a white tray.  A little primer and ivory paint made a fresh start.  Then I cut out the selected wrapping paper to fit and glued it to the tray.  Ooops…. my first project in 12 years in modge podge and it got wrinkles….. oh well.  Now I’m thinking a little walnut wood stain wiped on would make it look at little old and possibly make those wrinkles look intentionally antique.  Maybe not, but I love the look.  I love the tray….. now I just have to make the rest of the vision come true.

Another shot……

and a large one so you can see my wrapping paper…. I love this paper.  It was clearance at Hobby Lobby… $2.99 for a huge roll.  I love it so much, if I could, I’d cover my bedroom furniture in it.  Okay, no I wouldn’t, but I love it nonetheless.  It reminds me of my sister…. and my daughter.  My sister is my fellow bird lover and my daughter is my bird.

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I think she’s done

March 24, 2010

I took my plain little lacquered pine box that I’ve had forever, and gave her new life.  All it took was some yellow paint, new knobs, some little embellishments, black ball feet and sanding.  Okay, a splinter straight through the finger while wiping with the tack cloth was in there too, but that doesn’t count.
One of her drawers sticks badly now.  I’ll sand the wooden bar it slides on tonight and get that working properly again.   She may need a little more embellishment, but for now, I’ll pretty happy with her.

There’s new life in the old girl!

Better……….

March 18, 2010

Eggs….actly !!!!

March 18, 2010

I am so happy.

I bought this candlestick and domed cheeseboard at Goodwill.  I had the pods from an old flower arrangement  and the ceramic eggs came from Hobby Lobby

A  little painting and sanding; voila….. I love it.  It’s not perfect and I’ll be tweaking it as I get my crafting groove back… but I’m loving the domed piece.  The decor inside…. well, the pod and my eggs are a little big and they went a little orangy when I speckled them.  That can all be fixed.