Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quick Projects

Here's another 10 cents tray I got at a yard sale. I painted it black, glued on a piece of scrapbook paper, painted the T and glued it on, and glued trim to cover the edges of the paper. I put some magnets on the back so I can hang it on the side of my refrigerator.



I am always looking around my house for ways to add to or change my decor. Last night I took down this metal piece above a picture in my living room and used a pencil to write a T on it and then traced it with my good 'ole Sharpie. It's not perfect looking, but that's O.K. Nothing in my house is perfect, but it's all done with love.



30 comments:

Fran said...

Gosh that looks great!

Perfect is highly overrated!

Fran

Heather said...

as The Nester says, "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." Nicely done!

Heather said...

This tray is by far my favorite so far. Your imperfect T looks perfect to me!!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Your projects are always so amazing! I've gotten rid of trays like that...never would have thought to do that to them...thanks for the inspiration, Angie!

Buffy said...

I am now obsessed with letters! I have two letter projects going on thanks to you!!! ;) My husband thinks I am CRA-ZY!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Your tray looks so great! Thanks for always giving great ideas! -Mandi

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

I think it looks great...love both of those ideas, and the "monogram" looks wonderful!

Victoria said...

They look great! One of my favorite quotes is "Done is better than perfect".

Victoria said...

Oh and we are having a giveaway so stop by sometime between now & Sun.

AJ said...

I love how you added the T! And that tray-those are my favorite kinds of projects; transforming one thing into something different:)

Inspired Kara said...

The tray is AWESOME. Lovin' it!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my that is so pretty! I love it..it would be great Christmas gifts!

You are so creative!
-Sandy Toes

Jen r. said...

Love the tray, cute idea!

Sharon said...

Angie, You are just so smart and creative! I love the "T" you added to your thing-a-ma-jig. One thing can be said for getting older, I don't see the imperfections that much any more so it just looks great to me! The tour of your friend's house was wonderful! Your decorating skills and hers combined are unbeatable.

Erin said...

You are so creative! I love to come and look at what you are doing! Please tell me, where do you find your time? Have a great day!

Chris said...

You are a master with trays, I'll think of you everytime I see one.

Hugs,
Chris

Julie said...

Now you have me looking for trays everywhere!! the letter looks great!
I tagged you on my blog today
julie

Ruth Ann said...

Great ideas! I love the tray! It's awesome how you can take something simple and change it into something beautiful! And it adds a cool element to the side of your fridge!

squawmama said...

Wow it looks great to me... both projects... So I think you did a super job!

HUGS
Donna

Adam & Jessica said...

Im seriously going to some yard sales this weekend and finding me some trays!!!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

You are so awesome at the trays!! And I love the "T." I saw your comment at Erin's and we are so similar -- our son is a great and late sleeper too. I get to sleep in till at least 9 most mornings! And I do all my stuff during naps and after bedtime too. It's one of the many things I love about having one child!
Oh, and I stay up way too late too. It's hard for me to leave a project unfinished! ;)

ThriftyDecorChick said...

AND you're a NKOTB fan?! I tell you WHAT! :)

Betsy said...

Both great ideas. Fun does not have to be expensive or perfect!

Shirley said...

It's amazing how just adding one letter can change the looks of something so much but that really added to it very nicely. Great idea!

mishebe said...

I love what u did with the sharpie. Nothing is perfect with my craft/ sewing, but hey at least we try and we like it right? mishelle

Picket said...

Morning Angie...Great ideas....I especially love the initial on that scrollie thing over the picture! I am seeing alot of monogram stuff lately...it looks great! You ask about the effect I used on my pics in the foyer.girl it is free and so easy..I am not that educated on a computer but if i can do it anybody can. I use Photobucket..it is a free download and you just download what pictures you want in it and then you click EDIT and then click Effects..then click MORE...and you will see the one that says FRESCO...click it and you will see the pic change..then just save it in your computer and print it out! That is where you can also make the little slide shows like I have on my sidebar...just play with it..you will love it...also another free download is PICNIK....that is where I do edging on my pics and where you can frame them and write on them and make them look like polariods with a background color...just all sorts of things....I love it....hope this helps girl...thanks for coming by and have a great Friday!

Wendy said...

I just love monograms...great job on both~

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

You do such pretty work, I love them all!

Darlene said...

Hi Angie,

Those turned out SOOOO CUTE!!! Love both of them!

Christy said...

Cute projects!

Thanks for sharing these fun ideas!