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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday.......a little bit of paint goes a long way!

Time for Met Monday, thanks to our hostess Susan at ,
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/, for bringing it to us each week.
Be sure and check out her blog for other bloggers links who are participating
this week.
This past week I had a chance to work on some painting projects I wanted to get to.
#1 Before.....this beat up tray that I found at the thrift store for maybe $5.
I liked the shape of it.
(Click on any photo to enlarge)


#1 After.........It makes a nice memo or message board now thanks to a new paint job.
You got to love chalkboard paint!


And project #2 Before........our kitchen table, a Goodwill store find for $35.
I needed a round table in here and wanted all wood and a certain look .
This a bit stained, beat up, etc. but ........



#2 After ......with a new paint job it looks fresh and new.
I still have to do a bit of distressing on it too.








16 comments:

mishebe said...

what a great table and great price. My mom just bought a cocktail table like that and i lve it.. mishelle

artis1111 said...

Love the chalk board idea. Kathy

niartist said...

I'm so jealous of these fantastic bargains you find! :( But I have to say turning that tray into a chalkboard was a marvelous idea! Perfection through and through. Just goes to show that if you can think outside the box a little, you can have unique and one of a kind things everyone else is dying to have! (i.e., ME!) So when you sending that thing to Niagara Falls!? LOL! Happy Monday!

Cynthia said...

I just love this! I am always trying to think of creative ways to stretch my decorating budget. These are so creative and pretty and you got a bargain! Cindy

Shelia said...

Oh your chalk board tray is a great idea! The table - I love it! I just love a round table! That looks like a heavy good table and you got it for $35? Bargain!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What lovely projects...love the message board and your table is great...

Janie's World said...

Wow! I really like both of your projects! They really turned out great. I wish I had talent like yours!

Joyce said...

Chalk board is a great Idea and now I know what I am making as gifts!

Carisa said...

I need to find a great tray and make a chalkboard. Love it!

marty39 said...

I just love the white, and paint is such a wonderful thing. I think I paint half the world. I love both projects. Great. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your chalkboard tray! I just bought me some chalkboard paint & I'm going to make me something. Your table turned out great too. Got to love thrift stores!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds.
Glenda

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Ohhh...I love the framed chalk board! What a clever idea! Love the round white table as well! We would have a lot of fun shopping together...I love a good bargain!!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Sherrie said...

What a GREAT idea for the platter! Can't wait to see the table in place.
Thank you for sharing.

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. The tray turned memo board is a big WOW! Love it! And I love the table painted white. I'm in love with most anything painted white, right now, and that is one pretty table!Thanks.

Kelly Knox said...

Love the tray! I am totally going garage sale - ing this weekend! Its a must do!