Monday, May 2, 2011

Upcycling: tray makeover - faux tile

I gave another item from my kitchen a makeover.


This old tray had seen better days.


My original plan was to spray paint the handles and frame black and the inside tray white. I was then going to paint a simple black design on the white tray. Well, the black paint seeped onto the white, then the white onto the black. I ditched the idea and went to Plan B.

I found an image of some pretty tile online and printed out several “tiles” onto a light cardstock. I cut out the tiles and Mod Podged them onto the tray covering up the messed up paint.

I’m glad my original plan didn’t work because I love my new faux tile tray.





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27 comments :

  1. ooo the tiles look so real! Great Job!

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  2. Omigosh! I thought the tiles were real until I got to the end of the post. That's fabulous! Beautiful tray!

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  3. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I have been wanting to do something with a tray lately, and this is the perfect idea! I think your tray is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with "A Little Birdie Told Me!" I am your newest follower, come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

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  5. This is such a great idea! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

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  6. That turned out beautiful! What a creative idea!
    Stopping by from Justsewsassy.com

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  7. Love it!! I wanted to also stop by and tell you I gave you the versatile blogger award! http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com/2011/05/03/versatile-blogger-award/

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  8. What a wickedly awesome idea! Kudos to you.

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  9. Wow, awesome idea! Your tray looks great!

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  10. That is genious printing those tiles on card stock! Thanks for the idea!

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  11. oh my goodness I LOVE your tile idea and will have to do this! I have a tray that really needs love, and this is such a perfect idea! You did a beautiful job!

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  12. Oh what a brilliant transformation and I love the faux tiles. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking this up to my BFF party!

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  13. A few days ago I picked up two wooden trays at Goodwill. One really needs an overhaul. I love your faux tile idea! Thanks!

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  14. Adorable! Love the mix of black, white, yellow!

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  15. You've done it again! What a fabulous idea! Don't you love it when your best laid plans turn out even better when the original doesn't work out? :o)

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  16. Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for linking up this week!

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  17. Brilliant! And so simple. I will definitely be trying this out!!

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  18. No way! I can't believe that the 'tiles' are just paper. Can you share where you got the tile image? I'd love to make one of these trays. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love it! I'm featuring this at womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com tomorrow.

    Jill

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  20. Wow...your ideas are just amazing!! Putting this on my FB page today! :)

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  21. Some of my best projects have been solutions to fix the big screw ups... :) That is awesome!

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  22. Well this is just cleverness personified!! ADORABLE!

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  23. That is so great! I love it! pinning!

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  24. I love the way the tray looks with the tiles. Its really awesome and I think I am going to do something like this for my grandma as a Christmas gift!

    I gotta say tho...it'd really suck if that duck tray was some sort of antique that might have brought in a looot of money in its original state. LOL

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