Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A couple of completed upcycle projects

Here's a couple of things I just completed. I've been wanting to embellish an old silver tray since I had seen one on someone's blog (I can't remember where - might have been junkdreams - I am SO inspired by Janis and love to see what she's up to). I finally found the perfect tray - I wanted a romantic look and started with a background paper in a pretty shade of blue. I also found a petite tray which only required a slip of vintage wallpaper with metallic shimmer to make it pretty. By the way, have you noticed how thrift stores are packed with people now? With the economical downturn, it now seems to be the "in" thing to do - ha! some of us have been doing it all along, haven't we? Have a blessed day, friends!



13 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

You did a lovely job! Thank you for sharing!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

just beautiful Melissa!

Marilyn said...

So-o-o-o pretty....Ah, now I am looking at my trays a bit differently!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Melissa,
Your trays turned out very pretty. I haven't been thrifting in a few months now but had noticed the increase in people at the stores. I like it when there are just a few people shopping and not so crowded.
Valerie

stefanie said...

I love them both..gorgeous!!!

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet!

blessings

barbara jean

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

very sweet!

T's Daily Treasures said...

So pretty. Love your little decoupaged eggs and petite swap boxes too. So much fun to create! Many blessings, Tammy

Marydon Ford said...

How beautiful you have created ... love it!

Happy Easter!
Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Stephanie said...

Love this post. I am really wanting to try this chalk spray. I love what you did.
Stephanie

Katsui Jewelry said...

You create such beauty!

Suz

mitziscollectibles said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks for entering my giveaway. I'm enjoying your blog and also visited your website. Many things that I absolutely love! Good luck thrifting this spring & summer!

Mitzi

Queenie said...

Your trays are gorgeous! I love all of your swaps that you shared too....they are all darling, and what fun!
Hope you have a great weekend....
Big Hugs,
Queenie