I wanted to share a simple craft project to do for the living room makeover. The coffee table/ottoman was lacking a little sumin sumin so I decided I a tray would be perfect for it. Mostly because I hate the thought of anyone putting a drink down on the leather. Frugal me thought instead of buying one, let's check to see if I have anything laying around that I could as a tray. And I did. I picked up a "cheese board" from Pottery Barn (sorry not in stores anymore) and started using it as a tray, but it lacked substance. So again, I searched around the house to see what I could use to spruce it up a bit and I found an old picture, the frame was really cool, but the print was ugly .. U-G-L-Y. A gift from my sweet, loving, well meaning father. It was hidden in a closest because of the ugliness. It actually hurt my eyes. No worries, he doesn't read this blog so I can honestly say how ugly it was. :)
In my true fashion of blogging, I started to spray before I realized I never took a "before" picture. Just imagine this frame with very dark wood with a picture of a few Mexicans at a Fiesta. I love my culture (I really do) but the picture was .. yes, you know.. ugly.
Here is the frame once I remembered, with 1 coat of cream colored spray paint (Valspar's off white gloss).
and here it is with the PB cheese board. Isn't it pretty?
See the colors in the tray. The oranges, blues and browns? Exactly what I was talking about here.
The Color inspiration for my Living room and Dining room.
I have to tell you this project all came together perfectly. The tray fit perfectly in the middle of the frame. Perfectly I tell yah and since it was going to be used with drinks and candles, the hubby used a few small nails to secure it in place. I added weather stripping over the "feet" to prevent the frame from scratching the leather. Genius if you ask me. It the bottom of the tray so pretty doesn't matter. Protecting the leather does.
I'm trying to improve my picture taking and using different angles. Impressive huh? Hardly
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