Bon Jour Mon Amis!
Do you love trays as much as I do? Well, I am always thrilled when I discover an interesting tray that I can transform in some way. Today I'd like to show you my latest tray chic creation. (get it, tres chic?!!!)
I always like to begin by showing you the "after", as I'm afraid that I might scare readers off by showing them the "before first!! Anyway, the tray began life pretty enough (below), but has some water spots or some sort of damage to the finish. Too bad, as it could have been pretty! I knew that with some paint and decoupage, I could give it a new lease on life. I fell in love with this sweet birdie image over at the Graphics Fairy, and thought it would be perfect for my tray.
I began by painting the tray white (by hand, which is oh so much more time consuming than spray paint!!), and followed by with some distressing and Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze. Then came the hard part, trying to figure out how to enlarge the birdies to be large enough for the tray. Since the tray is almost 2 feel long, printing the image onto a standard 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper would be way too small. So, it took quite a bit of finagling, but I finally figured out how to print it out into 4 separate sections. I then cut the images out and decoupaged them to the tray. I really love the colors and their sweet little faces, too!
The tray has a great curvy shape which I also love!
While this project was very time consuming, it was alot of fun, too!
I've put this in my Etsy shop, though it is so tempting to keep it for myself!
Now I need to find some other use for this image, as I think it is a new favorite of mine!
Hope you have a tres magnifique weekend!