Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Last Weekend Of Summer

This weekend I really tried to savor every moment I can't believe Fall is knocking at the door. I went to a few yard sales and  I did just a little painting but I had to get caught up on yardwork and housework. I managed to finish one small paint project and I rearranged my living room. I picked up this serving tray at Old Time Pottery and I can't figure out why this guy's face is on it. Is it me or does this serving tray need some help? With the help of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint Mr. Handsome will be no more. I used Old White and Aubusson Blue to acheive the new look.

I used dark wax and I did just a titch of distressing, the handles are wrapped in jute.

Yes it's a frog

I think the tray looks great! Not bad for $6.99! I just have to find the perfect space for it.
 Here's the loot I got this weekend!! Looking forward to restyling it soon.

Until the next restyle have an awesome day!

Let's get the party started at Dittle Dattle!

Keeping It Simple


  1. Vicky,
    What a great transformation of the tray. The jute handles gave it a very stylish touch. Great job!

  2. The tray looks a-mazing - you did a fabulous job! Can't wait to see what you do with those cute tables!

    Maggie at Sweetwater Baby

  3. Nice find at Old Time Pottery, my favorite store, I have to travel a hour to go but it is always worth it. Check my post here:

  4. Hi! the tray looks great without mr. handsome.... and i'll look forward to seeing what you do with the table. What color are you thinking of?

  5. The guy's picture on there is the jute handles. By the way I'm now following you too (thanks for following me)

  6. Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  7. Oh my that face on the platter is...interesting. :) I love what you did with it! So much better than picking up your drink to be greeted with that stare. :)

  8. Your tray turned out great! I have two just like it with old photos of lighthouses on them, so I'll be using your ideas, including the twine around the handles. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I love adding trays to my home. In fact I have a DIY tray that I hope to share soon. You really transformed an "unique" tray into a treasure!

  10. I love trays. Yours looks much better than with that face in it. Thanks for joining Wow.


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