Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tray transformation

I have had an "African" theme in our living 
room for quite some time. 
Since I got married...and even before then,
 during my single days.
The reason is that I had brought things back from when I did some mission/orphanage work in West Africa 10 years ago.
Truth is, I have been slowly changing things up, and I recently 

updated this tray.
I used the same newspaper and 
homemade modpodge 
that I used for this clock project.

Back to the tray, 
I chose some pictures out of the newspaper,
 because I wanted to give it an "older" look.
This is a step by step on the transformation process.
Can you tell I am a visual learner?


I really like the new look.
Cost of this project...practically nothing.
The homemade modpodge is very inexpensive and goes a long way.

Stay Frugal,

16 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Daniela, What a transformation....the tray looks so very different and at no cost! Like you, I am also a visual learner, I find if someone shows me how to do something, I pick it up much quicker than if I have to read how to do it.
Lovely to catch up with you.
Best wishes
Daphne

Revi said...

Glad to know the homemade mod podge recipe works!
-Revi

thepaintedapron.com said...

Cool idea! It's a great look!
Jenna

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a great idea Dani! Love it - looks sort of industrial ( chic ) with the newspaper print!
Hugs,
Suzan

livingsimplyfree said...

I love animals, but not so much your before tray. I do like the images you chose to use from the newsprint it turned out great.

Tanya Runkle said...

Great transformation Dani!! I love the newspaper/typography prints and do they look good on this tray :)

xo, Tanya
twelveOeight

NanaDiana said...

Looks great, Dani. It really made a big change, didn't it? xo Diana I had an African themed guest bedroom and my daughter just loved it. When we moved I gave her the room for her new house and now it is like visiting an old friend.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I never would have guessed you for a visual learner :)...just kidding! This project turned out great. I love the updated look.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

It is a great transformation that can go in any theme!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

I love this project! MP, homemade or bought, makes it so easy to transform practically anything. Your newsprint tray looks fabulous!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks great, totally transformed.
Blessings,
Cindy

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I didn't even know you could make homemade modpodge. This tray is as good as new, and the best part is you put your charming touch on it.

XOXO,
Meredith

Cristina Garay said...

I'm also a visual learner, I love pictures! :) Your new tray looks great!

~ Liz ~ said...

I like it too! It's fun to change things up, especially when you can do it with things you have on hand. You are so clever.
Liz

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great :)

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

Your tray turned out super cute! I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

Just follow the link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/show-licious-craft-showcase-26.html.

Marti