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dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Boring tray gets facelift
Who says useful things in your house can't also be beautiful? This tray from Ikea has popped around our house for years and has probably found itself in just about every room at one time or another.
And, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the tray in its whiteness.
I had been using it on the ottoman in our living room for magazines and drinks and stuff.
But, then I decided that with the white tray and the white faux sheepskin and the white bricks and the white bookcases, there was a bit too much white for my liking. So, why not jazz up the tray? I grabbed 2 pieces of craft paper from Hobby Lobby in my new favorite pattern. They're the large square sheets- 20" square perhaps? The width of the paper was about an inch shorter than the width of my tray, so in the interest of keeping things simple, I left a border of white around the edges. I mod podged the first sheet of paper down, and then mod modged the other sheet right on top of it, overlapping wherever necessary to get the whole tray covered.
Then, at the seam of the two sheets of paper, I just mod podged a piece of ribbon over top of it to disguise it. Easy peasy!
I think the final product is just perfect! A little pop of color is all I wanted, and that's just what I got.
Today's lesson: never underestimate the power of craft paper and mod podge. :)