Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Tray that Transformed and a Converted Cheese Ball Cover

The Tray That Transformed and a Converted Cheese Ball Cover: AKA Trash to Treasure Tuesday. (For a look at all of the fabulous trash to treasure ideas visit http://www.reinventedkb.com/ )


Hello ladies. Welcome to the mansion this fine Trash to Treasure Tuesday.

Last week I went "junking." I hit the goodwills, the thrift shops, and the flea malls. While junking, I found this tray pictured above. I bought it up because I loved the size and shape of it, not because of it's aesthetic value. Anyways...it was a steal. I also came upon a cute cheese ball cover and base. I grabbed that up too. Here is a pic of it...
But first, the tray. I have been seeing some really cute chalkboard trays. So, I decided to make my ugly tray into a cute chalkboard. I got a can of chalkboard spray paint and coated the tray.While the tray was drying, I cut out a stencil of the letter "T."
When the tray was VERY dry, I placed the stencil on the tray and dabbed it with white paint. I removed the stencil and finished the "T" up with a fine tip paint brush. Now, as for the cheese ball cover...I first epoxied a dollar store candle holder to the bottom of the plate. Next, I painted the plate black with a paint brush and some craft paint. When it was good and dry, I put a coat of sealant on it.




So...once again, here is the after pic of both trash to treasure projects. The projects cost around 11.00. They were quite fun and add a punch to a bland corner of my kitchen.



Thanks to you all for stopping by. Check in again on Friday for the May giveaway. TaTa for now...

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12 comments:

  1. I didn't know that you could find chalkboard paint in a spray can - cool!

    Your tray and cheese plate look fantastic. What a great idea to add the candleholder at the bottom.

    Lisa

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  2. LOVE that chalkboard tray. I am soooo jealous of your thrift stores. We have none. Oh and I also loved your canvas art project you posted about earlier. So.stinkin.cute.

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  3. Those makeovers are darling! Good job.

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  4. I love every bit of it. So smart you are.

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  5. Love them both! What a cool idea for the cheese plate thingy. Thanks for linking up!

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  6. Great treasures!!
    Love those ideas.

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  7. I'm just now catching up with all that you've done the past week. It's all amazing! Love the reupolstered chairs and frame, chalkboard tray and your "new" cheese dome! Super job!

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  8. Laura,
    Thanks for coming by and for your prayers.

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  9. I love your chalkboard tray! What a great idea!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

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  10. Those are some AWESOME makeovers. I love them both...glad I came over!

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  11. Love your ideas..especially the cheese dome. I just bought two in the past week. I am going to try this. Found your blog by googling cheese domes!..so glad I did.

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  12. Aw man! I had no idea that chalkboard paint came in spray paint too. This changes everything. I feel a trip to the home store coming on....

    :)

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