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Monogrammed Tray January 6, 2010

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It all stared when we bought this:

 

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Target: $79.99

We were going to use it in our new family room as a ottoman/coffee table.  The problem was we were not going to be able to sit drinks on it.  I decided we would need a tray.  After doing a little shopping I could not find one that screamed “buy me” especially when most were wearing $20+ price tags.

 

At a trip to Joann Fabric I found this:
tray

Joann: $6.99

My Plan:  stain the surface and paint the frame black.

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After my coat of stain I discovered a slight problem.  Look at the picture below, do you see it?  See the yucky yellow stuff around the edges?  I know, I am SHOCKED that my $7 tray was not perfectly made.  So, the yucky glue would not hold stain.  Plan change!  I am going to add a border to the tray to cover the faulty construction.

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After two coats of black paint:
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I decide it needed a little something … so decided to add a little monogram action:

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Kind of reminds me of L from Laverne and Shirley, but I am ok with it.  I like it, and look how good it looks on the ottoman.

 

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Project Summary:

Tray: $6.99

Black paint: $.99

Stain: left over from another project

 

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Wall Art – Updated! January 4, 2010

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So, after posting my project on the nest I received some awesome advice!  I added color to the flowers, and added a few more.  Here are the updated pics.  Also, the flowers were on stems from World Market. 

 

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The perfect touch to the dining room!  This room is quickly becoming my favorite room in the house!

 

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