Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bedside Tray for $2.30!!!!

My cute little $2 wooden tray! Courtesy of the local thrift shop! I also discovered Mod Podge with this project-who knew this wonderful stuff existed? Oh, everyone but me...Riiiight. Well, I bought a little jar and I have a couple more ideas for this lovely slime...All I did for this little tray was prime and paint, all stuff I had...A cute piece of 30 cent scrapping paper, and there we have it-my first Mod Podge creation! Who knew it was so easy??? Oh ya, not me...The tray's new home (for now, anyway! I might change my mind...) is in the guest room, which I will be ready to reveal in all it's new found glory soon...It'll be good, I promise!!!! Wait til you see the before/after.
I put some interesting books on the tray, and put it on the nightstand. I had no idea what to do with it once it was there, I played around with candles, silver, etc, but the books won! With my hubby being a Mountie we have some interesting RCMP books, and to top them off I put his fur winter hat on top...Thought it was kind of cute, a little bit of a rustic balance to the white crocheted shams...However, as he needs it on cold days at work, it might be out on the occasional field trip. LOL
The old Klee Wyck Emily Carr book is a first Edition from 1944 I believe, it was a gift to my great-grandparents. I love the uneven book pages and musty smell, is that weird? I'd like to add a few more books of that lovely vintage, so it has some company...
So, should the tray stay or go...Books? Something else? Don't mind the bed, it still needs some toss cushions on there-they'll be the same fabric as the curtains, and it needs some colour too. Definitely not quite ready for the big reveal, I still have a 9 drawer dresser and mirror to paint and put in there. Any thoughts on the mirror above the bed while you're here? Paint it? Leave it? It's covering an ugly breaker box, so something large needs to be there and the mirror was handy. :-)
I think I might take the night off tonight, although I'm sure I'll go sit on the couch with some tea and my leg will start twitching...And I'll go put that last coat of poly on the dining room table...And then I won't be able to stay away from the 2 chairs that are waiting patiently...We'll see how that works for me!!!
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22 comments:

  1. I need a tray too- love the paper you put down- great colors!

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  2. Great idea!
    I like the books on it.
    ~Amy

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  3. Beautiful paper choice. It turned out very nice.

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  4. What a deal and what a great addition! Nice!

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  5. Great price on the tray! Love the pretty paper. The books look great in it!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  6. That's a great buy. And such a 'nifty' idea. Boy, does that term nifty age me or what?!! LOL

    My show n tell is nothing but January Clearance items that I found if you'd like to view them....

    HERE

    Would really enjoy your company today if you have time to stop by.

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  7. Lucky you! I never find anything that awesome at the thrift store. I love it and it's perfect! Great job!

    Roeshel

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  8. So cool, I love Mod Podge, I use it on every thing. It will cause you to become addicted. You did a great job, thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  9. Wooooooooow Des the entire room looks fantastic!!!

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  10. I had to stop by and say....Happy (belated) Birthday 2u2 cappy! I know we got the best day of the entire month! ha!

    I've got you on my list now ;)

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  11. That Mod Podge is some AWESOME stuff...your tray looks amazing. Hope you have a FUN weekend!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Mod Podge is truly great. I recovered a small, ugly table using it and paper and it looks so cute now.

    Jan

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  13. That turned out SO cute!

    Yep. Modge Podge. AWESOME stuff!

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  14. HI Desiree
    Thanks for popping over my way and your lovely comments. Well I have heard of modge podge but never used it.. In fact I am not sure if we have it here in Australia but your trays looks so fabulous I think I will have to search it out... Love your last post too.. The chairs are looking great... well you now have 1 more follower... take care . Julie

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  15. tray love! I am planning to broken tile treat a tray I got for $5. You got a nice, deep one and did a fabulous display in it.

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  16. Love the tray and the way you arranged everything, especially your husband's Mountie hat!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Kat :)

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  17. looks great! what a neat idea! I like your blog, I stumbled accross it, glad I did! My dad is RCMP,think he has some of the same books...lol and my husband is ex military, we lived in BC for a year. I loved it there!

    Nikki
    http://reddirtroads.blogspot.com/

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  18. Don't we all love Mod Podge! Cute tray, nice job. And blessings to your family!
    Linda

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