Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tres' Chic

Our living room was getting a little crowded, with a ottoman and coffee table, so we removed the coffee table. Now we are using the ottoman as a coffee table, when need and and a footstool when needed. In order to do that, I took an old black metal tray and decoupaged it. It originally had the declaration of independence decoupaged on top. I bought it at a thrift store for $1.00. I sanded the old decoupage off and then spray painted it black. Wiping off the black on the edges while it was still wet to reveal the original gold trim.

Purchased a decoupage kit from Michael's....


And with a lot of cutting (around those rooster feet!) and some gluing it was done. I did spray it with clear poly spray because I will sometimes have drinks set on it.

Now it sits in the middle of my living room....

This was a fun easy project. I had never decoupaged before and really enjoyed it.
Welcome Home,
Penny

45 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Decoupaging is fun. I was trialing a project for my DIL's kindergarten class a few years ago & Mod Podged torn tissue on a cute hex shaped jam jar. Then beaded a length of wire to wrap around the threads of the jar. It made the cutest little vase & I felt like a kid again doing it. ☺ Diane

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  2. I love how this turned out! Now I will have to keep my eyes open for a thrift shop tray of my own:>)

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  3. How clever!

    Debbie V.

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  4. You know I am learning to decoupage myself. I didn't like it at first because of the stickiness, but now I am starting to like it. Your project came out great. Thx for sharing.

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  5. Penny, it's beautiful! What a great project with a thrift store find of $1.00.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  6. Very Pretty. Really enjoyed your blog today.
    Lorri

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  7. That's fantastic! I'm terribly impressed with your first project. I love the warm colors of your room...so cozy and that fireplace...hmmmm.

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  8. Oh Penny, that looks fabulous !! what a beautiful job you did! I love the roosters too! and all the colors go splendidly with your room! and might I say, That is a GOR-GE-OUS Room also, I love love love that fireplace and all your upholstery and fabrics!

    What a great piece you added to the room! all magazine ready!!

    Hugs, Cynthia

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  9. It looks so elegant and beautiful in that room! I never even knew what decoupaging was but glad I do now!

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  10. Penny, beautiful tray. Love those thrift store finds!

    Cathy

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  11. Hi Penny! You're so excellent! I love what you did with the tray! I've never decoupaged anything before! Your home is so beautiful. Oh, I almost forgot! I saw your feature in the magazine! I can't remember if it was Romantic Homes or another one. But I love it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Penny, I love it! You did a great job on the tray! I love trays, too, and I have one which I have every intention of turning into a mosiaic of sorts. I had a gorgeous blown glass bowl in this wonderful color blue (the color of the sea) that was broken in transit. I saved all the pieces, and some day, I'm going to glue them to the inside bottom of this tray I found. :-)

    Love, love, love yours!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  13. very nice! I love the look...

    as always you come up with great ideas.....

    Louise

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  14. You have the best looking house ever..........

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  15. You are just too talented, Penny.. I would never have thought about doing that. It really does give your room a new look. Congrats.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Your tray turned out so well it makes me want to run out and buy a decoupage kit right away. Your are so creative. I love your ideas!!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  17. That tray turned out so great. Love trays on ottomans. Love to decoupage. Mimi

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  18. Love it! I was thinking about doing the same thing. I am on the look out for a large metal or wooden tray. I always feel guilty about resting my feet on the coffee table. I know horrible habit, but I do own the place!
    I also love to cut and paste so this a must do project!
    Tres' Chic, indeed!
    denise

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  19. That really looks cool! A woman I met some time ago use to do that on some things in her home. She really did a great job at it. One of these days I would love to start decoupaging on something..

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  20. Great tray, great job. mishelle

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  21. Morning Penny,

    You know I am loving that tray! Isn't decoupage fun? I haven't done that in a long while...I may have to squeeze in a little project soon!!!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  22. Decoupage opens a whole new world. I did a lot of it ten or so years ago and had a great time. I found some plates I made my MIL for Christmas one year..still in the box...oh dear! After some soul searching I sent them off to the Salvation Army..happy hunting for someone, somewhere.

    Janet

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  23. Looks perfect in your room! Decopauge is so much fun - you can do so much with paper!

    Manuela

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  24. Penny, using an ottoman as a table is a great idea. I love the tray. Cute!

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  25. My dear, your ability to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, never ceases to amaze me :-)

    Rhonda

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  26. OOO,, this turned out sooo pretty. Please make a file marked 2009 PROJECTS so that at the end of the year, you can go back and have them all ready for a posting...you always have such treasures when you finish a project!...I am going to do that because I can't remember from one month to another, much less a whole year..(remember...I'm old..*wink)
    I have never tried decoupaging, either. I am always on the watch for good trays...maybe i'll find one soon.
    xo bj

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  27. Penny what a lovely job you did.... decoupaging is such fun... I like the kit you used and the Roosters ... it has an old world feel..

    nice job!!

    HUGS

    JO

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  28. That turned out just beautiful!

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  29. Hi Penny
    You did a great job on decoupaging the tray. It looks so good on the ottoman. I love how it turned out.
    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  30. Penny, this is the first time I have visited this blog. Your tray project turned out lovely. I adore anything with roosters and chickens. I know you started a new blog and I am confused if the is the new one. I scrolled down and enjoyed it all. Good job.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  31. Penny,

    I love your tray. What a wonderful idea! It is just beautiful. Now I want one too.

    Great job!

    Gretchen

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  32. Your tray turned out so beautifully, Penny! You know, I get so jealous of all you talented crafty gals, lol! I think 2009 is the year I will try more creativity...and I'll probably make a big mess in the process. I'm still peeking in to see uupdates on the birdie projects (from your other blog!).

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  33. Fabulous job on the tray Penny! Your ideas are always wonderful. Love your cozy home!!! Have a wonderful evening dear!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  34. Hello Penny; Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Love the decoupage roosters, and the tray. You did a great job.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  35. Nice touch, Penny! I have to concentrate on trying to declutter.

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  36. What a gorgeous and cozy room. I would like to sit there with a cup of tea and a great book. I have never tried decoupage, but long to. You did such a lovely job with this tray.

    Karen

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  37. Exquisite penny! You worked magic on this tray! Enjoying this blog~xo chris

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  38. Well, I just love you new tray. I was thinking, okay, I could do that--cuz I love roosters! But, then you commented about those tiny little rooster feet...and, well, I still may try that. It looks awesome! Please stop by my blog if you have a chance, I have a dear friend who needs our prayers!

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  39. Hi Penny,

    Your decoupage tray is beautiful. What a great idea to turn an old tray into a work of art. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful creative week.
    Erin

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  40. Wow! this turned out beautifully! I love that you kept the gold edging ... I never would have thought of wiping the paint off.

    I forgot to mention that I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you have a chance to stop by.

    xo,
    Lynda

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  41. You did an awesome job. Love how the serving tray turned out.

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  42. It looks fabulous Penny ! I just love Decoupage!

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  43. I love the warm colors of your room... e bellissima :-)

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