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:

Diane said...

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

Kathleen Grace said...

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

Anonymous said...

How clever!

Debbie V.

glorv1 said...

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.

Donna said...

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

Hugs,
Donna

Lorri said...

Very Pretty. Really enjoyed your blog today.
Lorri

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

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.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

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

Shellmo said...

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

Cathy said...

Penny, beautiful tray. Love those thrift store finds!

Cathy

Shelia said...

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 ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

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

LW said...

very nice! I love the look...

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

Louise

Sue said...

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

Betsy from Tennessee said...

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

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

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

TattingChic said...

This is lovely!

Mimi Sue said...

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

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

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

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

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..

mishebe said...

Great tray, great job. mishelle

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

So pretty!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

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

Janet said...

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

the pleasures of homemaking said...

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

Manuela

sandra/tx said...

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

FarmHouse Style said...

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

Rhonda

bj said...

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

NeereAnDear said...

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

Miss Jean said...

That turned out just beautiful!

Rhondi said...

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

jeanne said...

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

Gretchen said...

Penny,

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

Great job!

Gretchen

Belinda said...

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!).

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

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

Hugs,
Maryjane

Cottage Rose said...

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

Hugs;
Alaura

Meggie said...

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

KarenHarveyCox said...

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

Tutti Chic said...

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

Miss Janice said...

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!

The Painted Garden said...

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

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

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

Joy said...

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

Jen r. said...

It looks fabulous Penny ! I just love Decoupage!

Poeslandia said...

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