Serving Tray

Serving Tray

This is a really cheap garage sale find, a beat up serving tray, that I scored for only .50 cents.  When recycling and repurposing you have to look beyond the initial shock or first impression, to figure out what to do with the item.  I have seen this tray going from $14.00 or much more!.  So the next question you may ask yourself is, what can`t paint do?  I cleaned the tray with soap and water, and let it  dry completely, before applying one coat of primer.

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First coat of primer, and first coat of spray paint. Sorry no pic of the primer.
WP_20130929_009After the first dry, I applied another coat of black lacquer Rust-Oleum, that I had from a previous  project.

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The purpose of recycling this service tray, was to protect the Mid-Century Bench Style table.  I bought it at a thrift store, and it was all over covered with water marks, you can see it here..  After painting the borders with a sample paint that I bought for $1, from the “oops” section, I applied  a wallpaper sample from the Chiang Mai Dragon line. This paper goes with one of the pillows I made for the sofa, that you can also see here.   This is a  thrifty project that I made: black spray paint free from another project, + $1.00 for the Valspar sample, + .50c for the tray, + $7.00 for the wallpaper sample= $8.50 total cost.

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One coat of Mod Podge in Matte and voala!!

Thank you for following and for your comments!!

Fabiola Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

From Drap to Fab

 

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AFTER

From Drap to Fab a $10.00 dollars dresser, that we get at a garage sale here in Florida. Spending a week with my daughter Nicolle, we took some time for garage sailing, We were looking for any mid-century item that I could carry in my baggage back to Texas, but instead find this for the very special price of $10.00 dollars. Because my daughter was in need  for another closet or storage in her apartment and for the price, this was a great buy.  She is going to storage all her bathroom necessities and stools and it will fit perfectly in the hallway corner.

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BEFORE

It went from a dreaded green and gold to fabulous grey. We choose Glidden Paint & Primer duo in Charcoal Coal, with two polycrylic coats.

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BEFORE GREEN AND GOLD

I also change the drawers pulls, and choose from my free stash of pulls, the same design in different colors and textures.

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Sitting pretty in his corner

Ventas de Garage y/o Estates Sales

Uno de mis pasatiempos es visitar durante los fines de semana, las Ventas de Garage o los Estates Sales. Con poco dinero puedes conseguir objetos de valor. Muchos ya saben lo que es una venta de garage, una venta desde tu casa en la que decides salir de todas esos articulos que has ido acumulando y no les tienes ningun uso. Sales de ellos y te haces de un poco de dinero, para seguir comprando mas…claro. Por otro lado la venta en el Estate Sale, la mayor parte del tiempo obedece a que la persona propietaria de una casa ha fallecido lamentablemente, se ha mudado a otra casa mas pequena o se ha ido a vivir a una vivienda asistida. En un Estate Sales, se vende todo el contenido de la propiedad, muchas veces incluyen el carro y la casa. En este tipo de venta hay que entrar a la propiedad y recorrerla completa para ver que es lo que hay en venta. Esto debe hacerse con el mayor respeto posible, por lo antes mencionado y es probable que los familiares y sobrevivientes se encuentren presente. O sea hacer comentarios solo “en tu mente”, recuerda que no todos tenemos los mismos gustos y lo que a ti te parece horrible, a otro no. Mas adelante voy a compartir algunas reglas a seguir para que tus compras sean un exito. Hoy comparto con ustedes algunas de mis hallasgos, algunos de estos son para mi uso personal y otros para vender.