Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thrift Store Makeover and another project

Little wood tray at the thrift store-cost $2.00. Needs a little updating, don't you think?

I thought this may make a great little tray to have around for those times when you really need one. I thought about hand painting it but decided against that, so it got decoupaged instead. Using decorative tissue paper cut into little squares, I armed myself with glossy Mod Podge and a small paint brush.

I noticed after I took the photo that the three trees are still showing through, so I'll place another layer over it. Mod Podge looks so great when it all dry, but things tend to stick to it, so I'll apply a few layers of a clear spray to the top. I handy item to have when the kids are sick and have to have their meals in bed (yeah, I ever get that treatment.)

Sharing Ideas

I love to share all my ideas with my readers and I really appreciate when other share their ideas as well. I came across this idea a few months ago and thought I would give it a try.

The idea came from

Michelle gives great step by step directions on how to make a wood trivet. What really attracted me to the idea is the "length" of the trivet when completed. Placed on a large table, you can set down a bunch of items on it. I only wish I had made mine even longer. It's very flexible too so you can adjust its position for different look.

This trivet is made with 12" pieces of hobby wood. Little holes were drilled through each one and flexible craft wire was threaded through each one with a wood bead in between. I painted a small flower on the end of each one.

This wood trivet is great. It beats pulling out separate ones every night for hot plates and dishes.

For more directions check Michelle's blog.

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  1. Love both pieces! I might try the trivet idea soon. Thanks so much!

  2. The trivet looks great! I have a bunch of chopsticks (the square ones) I might try this with. Thanks Christy!

  3. Looks beautiful--love those little flowers!