Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Couple of Easy Redoes

I bought this silver tray and lemon topiary with a broken pot on Sat. from yard sales. I paid 50 cents for the tray and $1 for the topiary. I spray painted the tray (even though I do like the silver) and then put a piece of scrapbook paper in the center. I just taped it instead of gluing it so I can change it when I want. For the topiary, I broke off the rest of the terra cotta pot and put it in a little 10 cents urn I had and added some moss. Love quick and easy projects like these!




29 comments:

Jannet said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment!! Gasp, I almost fainted when I read that you had spray painted the tray, I love the silver, BUT I really like how it turned out, very sweet and creative!! Can you just spray directly at the silver or do you have to prep it first to make the paint stick? Love how the little lemon tree turned out!!
Have a lovely day, Jannet

Terry said...

I like what you've done with both items. Was the topiary broke when you bought it? If so, I bet that person that you were off your rocker! Well, we might all be off our rocker in some way or another.LOL.

Hope you have a nice day and can't wait to see what you're up to next!

Vanilla Lavender said...

How adorable! Love the idea for the tray! The topiary is so cute! I have one made with fake lemons. Love it! Vanessa

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I'll admit at first I couldn't believe what I'd read when you said you spray painted the tray, but then I scrolled down & I LOOOOVE it! Such a great look! So fresh and clean looking. I never would have thought of it, but now I may try it! I also really like the topiary's new look too :)! Thanks for sharing! :)

Dawn said...

Wow! I'd never guess these were the same things! Beautiful transformations!

Julie said...

Angie your so crafty I love the tray it turned out great
have a great day
julie

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Love your finds! Love your ideas! Great stuff!

Jboo said...

Wow -- both of those turned out so great! You are really talented!

Janet

Shelia said...

Oh how marvelous! They may have been easy to do, but what an impact they make! Love 'em! Thanks for popping in to see me,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love the tray! It's so easy to paint these silver pieces - I did a cake stand yesterday! The lemon tree is so pretty!

Manuela

Lisa said...

Love what you did with the tray! It's perfect in that little holder!

Domestic Designer said...

Wonderful! I am impressed!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! The tray is super fab!
-Jill

Liz said...

Looks great! I love the tray! Great finds!

Rambling Girl said...

As always such great finds and what you do to make them look like mega money paid for them...Thanks for sharing!

Simply Stacey said...

Just getting caught up on all your blog entries. Love everything as usual!! I just seen a blog this morning where this lady had a silver tray like yours and painted the center with chalkboard paint and then of course wrote on it. I thought that was cute too!

Stacey said...

I can't get over how adorable the tray turned out. It's perfect with the stand....looks like they were made for each other.

Tammy said...

Great makeovers, the tray looked nice before, what an ingenious idea to paint it!

Robin said...

cute idea's. Love the tray.

Jennifer Poppy said...

Love what you did with the plate...beautiful!

Audra said...

Love your creative spirit. The tray is truly a masterpiece and I may have a go at it using black spray paint and coordinating paper. Keep the ideas coming, you are an inspiration.

Simply Susan said...

Your transformations are so SWANKY looking now. No one would ever know how they started out. Great job ;o)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love the tray, and think it looks so beautiful painted white! And that was such a creative idea to put some decorative paper inside of it, too! AND wow, your topiary looks amazing!

I want to tell you also that my blog address has changed. It is now at nesttokeep.blogspot.com/ I hope you are having a great week! :)

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Angie. Your topiary looks very cute all dressed up in a new pot! Also, your tray looks wonderful. You have a great eye for color coordination. I have all the basic items needed for making my own topiary, so in the next couple of days I will be looking back through your blog for inspiration. :o) I know how much you love topiaries! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo cute...I love your redos. cherry

Kara said...

These are both fabulous! I just found your blog and I am having so much fun. Just love it!

Southern Belle said...

I am so glad I stopped by to check out your blog. Just a Girl, had provided a link to your blog, showing the pear in a frame post. Which was a great idea!

I have to say the tray looks amazing and you gave me some new ideas that I can try out to update items around my house. Thanks for the inspiration!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What great ideas, and so easy to accomplish! They both turned out so pretty. Thanks for sharing the instructions. laurie

mary'smom said...

Very nice projects. I really, really like how the tray turned out.