My Favorite Decorating Tool

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my very favorite decorating tool. My décor enthusiast friends and I are talking about decorating using trays for this month's challenge. This is not really a challenge of course! Decorating with trays makes creating the perfect table vignette so much easier! Check out this cabinet top display: Not too bad, but how about now?... I love how a tray adds another layer and grounds the vignette. By the way, I am NOT a professional decorator lol. This is … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood Tray

Reclaimed. You can call fence pickets that you rescued from the trash, reclaimed right?  Remember Mr. House Flipper who I weaseled those old fence pickets from? Those pickets are excited to be a part of March Madness! Today is day #22!! One of those fence pickets, AKA reclaimed wood pieces, are joining forces with this sweet picture and frame for today's makeover: Add a little paint and some handles. and it's a fun reclaimed wood tray! This frame started out at $6.98, but had … [Read more...]

Three French Trays

Bonjour!  It's day #12 of my March Madness series, and I am all about lovely French graphics today! I picked up this set of three trays at the thrift store a long long time ago: I paid about $13 dollars for all three, but aside from the broken handle on one of them, they were in perfect condition. I made these over to sell at my last Christmas Market show. They got a  fresh new attitude! They were painted with my favorite DIY Chalky paint recipe (using Cottage White by … [Read more...]

Faux Drawer Tray

Hi there and welcome to Day #10 in this fun thrifty makeover series! Today's makeover is pretty quick and simple. I started with this tray I found at the thrift store for $2: Can't pass up a perfectly good wooden whatever-this-is, right? There wasn't much to it, but I figured I could make something out of it. To me it looked like it could be a small drawer if it had a knob, so I gave it the feel of a repurposed drawer: Here it is in my dining room hutch holding a few … [Read more...]

Old Fence Pickets to Pretty Tray

Hello beautiful friends. Would you like to see a fun upcycle today? Of course you would!  I'm almost a bit embarrassed to show you the part of this project that was collected from the side of the road. Although I was able to repurpose it in a cool way. This is my new tray upcycled from old fence pickets and a thrift store frame: Swanky, eh? (Or is it just the graphics...they sure can make a photo look fancy!) It really is pretty though, especially when you compare it to this … [Read more...]

From Old Picture to Pretty Tray

I have another easy picture frame project to share today. Do you have that one thing you look for when you're junkin", yard salin', or thriftin'? For me, it's frames. I surely do not need them. It's just that there are so many things you can do with a simple picture frame. So I always keep my eyes open. I gave this one a new life as a pretty tray:   There are so many uses for a cute lil' tray, right?  Here, I'm offering you sugar and starfish. What??  (Just go with it and think, … [Read more...]