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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Decoupaged French Tray

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you all are having a great day!
 I just love trays, and am always hunting for interesting ones that I can transform.  So today I thought I'd show you my latest creation, with a French Twist!
It began life as a rather ordinary wooden tray.  Which I could hardly wait to paint creamy white (which is why I neglected to take her "before" shot!).

After distressing her a bit around the edges, I then decoupaged this gorgeous copy of a vintage French label, courtesy of Karen at the Graphics Fairy.  I must say this is one of my all time favorite labels of Karen's, and I've used it in quite a few projects!
Wouldn't it be nice to be served morning coffee in bed on this tray (dream on, right?).
I've put her in my Etsy shop, but maybe if I make another one to keep, I can get hubby to serve me my java on it!
hint, hint!!
Have a creative day!
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Bente said...

So pretty, Donna. I`ve also used that image a lot.


michele said...

she's a beauty, donna! bravo on the transformation. like you, i never have time to take 'befores.' too anxious to git down to bizness!



Renee said...

You did a lovely job! I'm sure it will sell quickly.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love your new header.
Another great transformation. I use to decaupodge alot as teen, maybe I need to start again. I have a post card book I bought in Paris and it was put out by a chocolate factory..maybe I need to scan the inside pic and do something..hhmm
thanks for the inspiration!

Tete said...

Ok, was just in here and it wouldn't take my comment, come back in and the header is like WOW! Love it.

Love this tray in white and the label is so great. Wanted to know if you spray your trays with a clear acrylic sealer when you are done so they can be wiped down?
I spray all of my things that I do.
Hope you are having a fun day there.
I am thinking of making a Vday banner for the mantle sometime this week- been looking for inspiration here and there, but will find more when I go through my stash of fun stuff. I have not done one before so this should be fun!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, love your tray and saw it in your etsy shoppe. Great graphic. So chic and wonderful. I am so bad about the before shots too.
Love your new header.
Hugs, CM

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful! I can see that on my coffee table with some mercury glass on it! :)


NanaDiana said...

That turned out great, Donna! i absolutely LOVE it. I seem to have a similar one here that I enjoy daily- xo Diana

Debbie said...

Always love how you re-do trays, Donna. They come out looking pretty as ever!!!

Connie said...

Hi Donna, your tray is lovely.
Great job!
Have a sweet day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Hi Donna!
Great tray. I'm sort of hoping you don't sell it so you can have a fabulous petite de jeneur in bed. :)

Leo said...

Loe this label. This is your best label for trays!!

Okio B Designs said...

Donna, I swear we are always on the same page! I just did a little try too. Love yours with the French graphic. Breakfast in bed would be a miracle in my house. =)


Musings from Kim K. said...

Breakfast in bed sounds heavenly. Live your gorgeous tray.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Yay! Just spotted you in Romantic Homes! A BIG Congratulations! The tray is lovely and so is your pretty header!