Saturday, March 24, 2012

i miss it already

we have a thing, this tray and i. i've spent the better part of the past two weeks either working on or thinking about it. i've sanded it, painted it, re-sanded it back down to wood, and painted it again.
i've cursed at it, i've broken a printer over it(lexmark printers dislike burlap as media). i've skipped dinner because of it.
and when i tied the bow around it today i realized i was going to miss it.

and i do. but happy birthday, mary.

so from a tag sale misfit score

the demo and build up can be found here.  it's really turned into something i'm pretty proud of.


and just to prove that no one's perfect.  ok well -i- am not perfect, here's how the first insert turned out after hating the excess transfer material on the burlap.  a little too distressed for the tray.  there's shabby chic and then there's 'can you please hose that down before i touch it'

 i've kept the original insert because there's something about it i really like.  i'll find something else to do with it.

linked up at these great blogs:

Days of Chalk and Chocolate
I Heart Nap Time

Sunday's Best Linky Party!
just something i whipped up at the girl creative


  1. Well done! I wish I had friends that gave gifts that nice!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!


  2. OH I love makeovers that turn out SO fabulous! OH and I am sopping by to say THANK YOU for the sweet lil note you left me about my house numbers! I LOVE that color of blue too! It's in my kitchen, stairway, and front door!
    Anyway THANKS!

  3. That turned out so cute! So how did you get it to print?????

  4. thank you all for the nice comments, i really had fun with this.

    i didn't get it to print. it's a iron on transfer that i trimmed as close to the letters as i could.

    i should post the first try, that i tried to salvage by distressing. lol it's bad.

  5. Saw your tray on The Graphics Fairy. WOW - fantastic transformation!

  6. Definitely worth the time and effort. This is beautiful!

  7. Lovely. If you have an extra, you could send it my way! How did you manage to do it over the tile?

  8. Love this - and I love the first one too!!! You couldn't go wrong with either one.
    I have a party going on at Project Queen if you would like to link up!

  9. I love this tray. It is right up my alley. Very creative.

  10. I love it, such a great job for the first one. I think each one is great. Your tray is so very pretty, and you are so creative. Great looking. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  11. Hey doll! I'm featuring your tray on this weeks Show Off Saturday!

    Thanks again for linking up!!

  12. Great ideas! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  13. Featuring your tray at Project Queen's Highlight Party tonight. It turned out beautiful!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it last week.



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