Here is a picture of the bottom with the peeling faux wood contact paper. Yup, it is definitely time for a change.
(Recipe #3 right HERE), applying an off white base coat and then two coats in a custom mixed color made from leftover Valspar paint samples. I couldn’t tell you what they were and wouldn’t likely be able to reproduce the exact color again, but it turned out similar to Annie Sloan’s Antibes green (I have such fun mixing colors that I often forget to keep track of what and how much).
Right now I’m enjoying using this tray as a base for different vignettes on my kitchen island. In September she will go along with me to the French Flea Market.
I wouldn’t have given this tray a second glance if I hadn’t seen an ad for beautiful trays in a high end catalog. I actually get excited about my junk mail when it contains catalogs! I pull them out and put them in a special place to enjoy when I have some quality browsing time. Then I search for ideas and tear out pages for my inspiration file. I make sure to go back to my idea file often to remind myself of what to be on the lookout for. I also find great ideas in various Flea Market and Cottage Style magazines and from the Internet via Pinterest, Etsy and, of course, my fellow bloggers.
So, keep hitting the thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales, but go often and go with a purpose! With a little practice, you too will begin to see the potential for Old Things becoming New.
I’ve been known to link up to the following great parties!!!
VMG206, Hickory Trail
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