December 4, 2011

Another Dollar Tree Tray Transformation

I have had this fall themed tray for several years, I loved it when I first got it but my love affair with it has definitely waned. I love the detailing around the frame but wanted something on the front other than leaves and acorns. The fall color scheme really doesn't fit my shabby chic decor.

I loved the way the last tray turned out so I decided to repeat it. I painted the frame my favorite Eucalyptus Green,  then lightly sanded it to reveal the highlights and antiqued it. Isn't the detailing gorgeous?

The last step was decoupaging the same scrapbook paper as the other tray. I think I like this one even better. The handles really add a lot. What do you think?

Linked to:
Catch as Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Nifty ThriftyTuesday @ Costal Charm
Turquoise Loving 16 @ Sweet Little Gals
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Terrific Under Ten Tuesday @ At Home With K


Regina Mize - Spend Smart Live Rich said...

I think you're right. I like the second one better as well, but they are both gorgeous! I love the color and the paper has a great vintage look! Great job!

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Love the color and the distressing. I did a bowl similar to this (color and distressing) but didn't decoupage it.
thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can!

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Gorgeous-I love the colors

Cynthia said...

This is so pretty! I love the colour, too!

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Congrat! You were featured on my blog today:

Amy said...

Yes! I love the detailing on this one, and love the last one too!

Kammy's Korner said...

you bet, the detailing is gorgeous! You worked wonders on it - great job!

Wanda said...

@Gail - This shade of turqoise (Art Deco Dark Eucalyptus Green)is my favorite paint color! I'd love to see your bowl if you have a link to it.

@Trophy - Thanks for featuring my tray on your Link Party! I grabbed a button while I was there.

@Amy & Kammy - The detailing is the whole reason I decided to redo this tray in the first place. I think the bold turqoise color and the distressing really brought it out.

patti west said...

This tray is lovely!! :)