Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pretty Little White Tray

Hello!  Happy Tuesday to you all!

This tray was a Goodwill purchase from last fall.  I believe I spent $3.00 on it.  It was actually my first time going to a Goodwill store here in the city where we live.  I wasn't sure if I would find anything...  Then I saw this tray.  Apparently it was intended to showcase embroidery or needlepoint back in the day and protected it under glass, hence the matte and glass inside of the tray.  I don't do embroidery or needlepoint, (although I wish I did) but I knew that this tray would be lovely all gussied up in my dining room.  I brought it home and spray painted it white. 


I tried to make the matte work, but I didn't like how it looked.  So I ditched the matte and put a place mat from World Market inside.  The place mat matches my table runner on the dining room table.  I love this tray because of the glass that protects the fabric.  It is wiped clean easily and I don't have to worry about staining the fabric.














For now, the tray sits on my little gray table I painted this past winter.  I am planning on changing out the fabric inside of the tray this fall when I incorporate a new color into the dining room.











Trays seem to be all the rage these days.  I'm glad to join in finally, even if I'm a little behind...  Have you ever made over a tray?  I would love to hear about it!  Please feel free to leave a comment or a link to your blog.  Comments make my day brighter and I love checking out new blogs, especially "new to the blog world" ones like mine.

Night, all!  

I'm linking up to:

(who, takes the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.  I'm not lying.  When I can take pictures like that, my life will be complete!  No joke).



2 comments:

  1. You tray looks great and the fact that you can change the look of it at will is fantastic, great find!

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  2. Its a lovely tray and your vignette looks great! Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and sharing.

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