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Monogrammed Tray January 6, 2010

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It all stared when we bought this:



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:

Joann: $6.99

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



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.



After two coats of black paint:


I decide it needed a little something … so decided to add a little monogram action:


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.



Project Summary:

Tray: $6.99

Black paint: $.99

Stain: left over from another project



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. 










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