I spent over 2 hours at Goodwill the other day! I kid you not. It was Monday, and they had a whole new shipment of goods come in. I have to say, I enjoyed my visit so much this time. There are days I go in and out so fast. I am scanner and I can tell right away if it’s going to be a good day or not. I knew today it would be. I even bought some designer clothes. I tried the outfit on when I came home and the jeans a bit snug. I am keeping them though and determined to have them fit more comfortable in a few weeks. Then I will model my designer outfit for you:)
Today, I am sharing a wood tray makeover. I bet you have all seen these trays at one time or another. I think one of my old Italian Aunts had this tray. I never was fond of the fruit look in the kitchen. I have always been drawn to roosters. Even in our Florida home. That in fact is where I started my collection back 15 years ago.
Y’all already know how I love my stencils. I use them over and over and over again. I have one stencil that is so coated with layers of craft paint it is actually hard now and not even flexible. It still works though and now I don’t even think the store carries it.
The two stencils I used today are a bit more newish.
The bird and flower stencil I used on a burlap pillow.
Here is the before of this beauty tray. ACK..no way can I leave it like this. It was a whopping $2.99.
Tell me you haven’t seen one of these trays or perhaps even owned one at one time or another?
I knew using chalk paint would be my best option for coverage. I painted the tray with two coats using the waverly chalk paint I bought at Walmart.
Once that was completely dry, I taped my stencil only partially as you can see. Obviously, I was not using this for the porch,but the other words I liked and thought they would be perky and peppy in the kitchen this Spring.
I love using my stencil pouncer. If you do not have one, get one today. Always remember less is more when stenciling. You can always go back and dab more if you see the stencil does not have enough coverage. Once you use too much that error of run over and bleeding is hard to fix. Less is more, just keep telling yourself that and you got it!
I am starting to spread and sprinkle some Spring around here. As you can clearly tell,I am over Winter, and we didn’t even have a bad one. I think some day I may need to live on a tropical island. A girl can dream.
It is dreary and drizzly here today. So my pictures are not as bright and happy. Once I do my kitchen up in Spring and it is a sunny day, I will share better ones.
But you get the gist…Spring is somewhere near.
Don’t forget to pin and share:) XO
I also bought myself a cute outfit at goodwill. The top is Ann Taylor, and the Jeans are Tommy Hilfinger.
Now,I have to lose about 5lbs to fit in the jeans. I am determined though,because they are cute. The entire outfit cost me $10.00!
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Thanks for stopping over today. As always, I appreciate your time and friendship. Don’t forget to check out the other gals thrifty finds and makeovers.
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