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

Thrifty Pillow

Chevron Pillow made from a blouse

Chevron Pillow made from a blouse

Another score from a thrifty store, I bought a blouse at my local Goodwill for $2.99 dollars. It was a new piece, and in a Chevron pattern and I was able to make two pillows and a cosmetic bag.  By following a tutorial at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com I did the flower.

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Con una blusa de $2.99, que compre en Godwill, con estampado de Chevron, confeccione dos cojines y una carterita  de cosmeticos. La flor la hice siguiendo las instrucciones que vi en http://www.allthingsthrifty.com

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Thrifty Chairs – Before and After

These are two beautiful vintage chairs, that I found at a local Goodwill for $5.00 each.  And after a little sanding and spray paint they look very pretty.  Did not use primer, but did apply a clear coat of polyacrylic, to protect as a final coat.  Also in spray.  Because this is  a thrifty project, I made use of the products that I have available at the moment. In my next painting project I will be using  homemade chalk paint, more on that later.

Sillas Baratongas – Antes y Despues

Estas sillas vintage, las compre la tienda Godwill por solo $5.00 c/u. Me encantan las sillas antiguas por su elaborado diseno que al ser pintado y rejuvenecido, se le inyecta nueva vida y hasta lucen diferentes.  Para estas sillas utilize pintura en aerosol, no utilize primer, pero si les aplique una capa final protectora de polyacrilico, tambien en aerosol.