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.
This is the primer I used for the serving tray.
First coat of primer, and first coat of spray paint. Sorry no pic of the primer.
After the first dry, I applied another coat of black lacquer Rust-Oleum, that I had from a previous project.
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.
One coat of Mod Podge in Matte and voala!!
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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.
It went from a dreaded green and gold to fabulous grey. We choose Glidden Paint & Primer duo in Charcoal Coal, with two polycrylic coats.
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.
Sitting pretty in his corner
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.
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
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.