Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ta Dah !!!!

The transformation is complete.. Well almost anyways.

What started out as this......

Has now become this............

While a few of you thought that maybe it would be painted an Aqua color, which now has me thinking maybe I should have as that idea is very appealing, I ended up going with my old favorite standby color of PINK to transform my wicker tray. By making it PINK, it just fits in so well with so much of my other decor and looks right at home.

I myself love how it turned out. It's just as I imagined. "Ballet Slipper" is the color of the spray paint and it was so easy, taking just minutes to cover the dingy yellow color and giving a whole new look to my pretty new wicker tray. Once dry, a second coat completed the color change.

Now I have a pretty pink wicker tray to use in all sorts of ways. I could maybe use it for serving myself some tea....

Or for displaying a pretty faux cake...

Or maybe for holding some of my vintage crocheted potholder collection. The possibilities are endless.

In looking at my transformed tray, I felt that it was missing just a little something that would make the transformation even better, but what could that be?? Well, I think I know what would, but just haven't gotten around to finishing that last step. But... I can still share the idea with you.

I remembered that I had some decoupage scrap art papers tucked away somewhere, so I did some digging and found them, and discovered that I had the perfect piece to make the transformation complete. A scrap of embossed & die cut paper featuring a lovely rose bouquet. It is just the right size to add that final touch.

I just need to finish up my little make-over project by decoupaging the scrap to the bottom of the tray, letting it dry and then giving it a final coat of sealant.

So, what do you think?

This transformation was really fun and I've got the itch to find some other things that I can transform as well. I wonder what my next transformation will be. When I find out, I'll be sure to let you know.

17 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Kim, the ballet slipper color is perfect!! I love the little decal too.

Marilyn said...

It is absolutely ... perfectly....BEAUTIFUL ! !
Have a Great Day!!
Love,
Marilyn

rustandruffles said...

Hi Kim,
Loving the pink you used....and it is so hard to find the perfect pink spray paint!
Happy day!
xojanis

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Stunning!! And yes, use the decal too!

~Holly

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Kim, that is just so pretty! I love it, the ballet pink is perfect and it's just so charming!

I am so very happy I found your great blog!

Nancy

Julia said...

Love it!

Seaside Rose Creations said...

VERY pretty. I love the pot holders displayed in it!
Roselle

Mary said...

That is really pretty, Kim and that decal added just the right finishing touch. You know what? I think I'd get a piece of glass cut to fit that bottom (on the inside) just to give it some polish. totally a personal call, though :)

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Very pretty. I would never have considered changing the color of a basket. I always forget we can do those kinds of things!!

Jill

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Kim....I thought about pink but the turquoise was the color jumping at me but I love the pink too! What really made it pop though, was the decoupage rose! That looks fantastic!~Hugs, Patti

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Kim; I love how your Pink tray turned out,, it is so pretty, and so perfect for just about any thing you need it for,, love the tea set in it.... have a great week....

Hugs;
Alaura

Lee Laurie said...

I love it. It turned out so pretty. Perfect color and the decal gave it just the right touch.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Fiona said...

It is just lovely and a really nice shape. Love the roses too - nice touch.

Hugs - Fee XX

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Much better, Kim! I think it *really* likes holding your pot holders. :) Watch out, re-dos are addictive! ♥

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Kim,
The pink was a wonderful color for your tray and the little flowers really complete it. Very nice!
Valerie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Kim,
Your blog is just lovely!! I enjoyed reading your posts as well...you have a wonderful way with words. I look forward to all the future pretties you have to share with us. Thanks for adding me to your sidebar...I'm very humbled! I'm following you now too... :o)
Blessings,
Karen

Bella said...

Hi Kim... A very nice makeover, the victorian scrap made the perfect accent:-) The fake cake in it is gorgeous... I just love fake goodies:-)
Bella