Some years ago I purchased this Folding Tray Table from an English Shop and placed it in the foyer opposite my study.
During that time I was drawn to the deep teal color (milk paint I think) along with the artful design drawn inside.
Well I guess like everything else I was ready for a change. I had just recently repainted my foyer and had moved the table behind my sofa.
My first thought was to paint the entire table. Although I liked the milk paint look I was tired of looking at the topiaries.... But just when I was debating on what color to paint it I decided to try something... I turned the tray upside down.
This is exactly the look I was looking for.
I then pulled out an embroidered valance from an old kitchen curtain I had been holding on to and laid it on top of the table.
Next I remembered I had a piece of burgundy color sateen fabric, about 1/2 yd, that I had no real clue as to what to use it for, so I laid it over the valance
By this time I knew what I wanted but I needed a glass or silver tray. I searched and then I remembered I had held on to a microwave dish from a microwave that cocked out on me some years ago. I also pulled out some of my china that I hadn't used for a while along with my perfectly imperfect plastered flower.
I was quite satisfied with the results.
You can read Villabarnes blog if you want to know how to plaster a flower.
Who knows, maybe in another 2 or 3 years I'll get tired and decide to paint it or perhaps turn the tray over again. But for now I think I like my Upside Down Tray Table against my chair that I just recently covered.
Sometimes letting your creativity flow may mean turning things upside down. Have fun and just LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!
Very clever and it looks fabulous!
How shabby chic with a heavy emphasis on the chic!
That looks so elegant! And the color scheme goes extremely well with your chair!
Sherry, what a great idea to flip the tray. Nice job on the flower too. Thanks for the shout out, btw.
I like your upside down tray table, too, Sherry. What a clever idea. It looks great! xo Diana
ps. Do you know you have double word verification on which makes it less likely people will leave you a comment? I just didn't know if you were aware of it.
I remember you making the flower! This looks really sweet, Sherry. Thank you for sharing. And yes, upside down the tray looks more like a table.
Sherry, That was very clever to turn the tray upside down. I like the way it looks and love your china.
3 words once again for you my friend...FAB U LOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs...
It looks GREAT!!! good job.
Cheri from Its So Very Cheri
Oh WOW, love it, Sherry!!! And adore the rose too! Rosemary is amazing and I didn't realize that she showed how to make those...Your whole vignette is divine and you are SO talented!!!
So very pretty -- and so very easy peasy!
Thanks for linking it up at our party!
What a great idea and it looks so nice.
Be a sweetie,
Great idea and great transformation!!
what a clever solution! it looks so much more modern!
How pretty! I love it. thanks so much for sharing with the party.
So so so pretty! I love all the layers and the rose is the perfect touch. Thanks for stopping by my blog - you've got a new follower! Jane
Well your upside down tray turned out great and I love your rose! Rosemary has done some amazing pieces. I find inspiration from her as well. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail
HI Sherry... was so nice of you to stop by my blog and yes,, I've been using the home made swiffer cloths for a few weeks now and they work even better.. good luck with yours!
Your tray table is just wonderful.. great job.
I'm following you now!!
So pretty!! And what a fun, free upgrade. Thank you for linking up. :)
As usual - another fabulous makeover!!
Glad you joined our Cinch party
Very smart and pretty. I love the tea set on top too. Lovely. Thanks for your visit. Blessed Palm Sunday.
I love this project! What a great idea to use the tray upside down! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for linking to our party!
Looks great! Nothing like a free makeover to freshen up a room.
this is great!! looks just perfect!
Wow Sherry, this is such a wonderful makeover. It really came out fabulous. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.
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