Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Upside Down Tray Table

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!

25 comments:

Kristin said...

Very clever and it looks fabulous!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

How shabby chic with a heavy emphasis on the chic!

Sue@House Pretty said...

That looks so elegant! And the color scheme goes extremely well with your chair!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Sherry, what a great idea to flip the tray. Nice job on the flower too. Thanks for the shout out, btw.

NanaDiana said...

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.

Rhissanna said...

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.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sherry, That was very clever to turn the tray upside down. I like the way it looks and love your china.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

3 words once again for you my friend...FAB U LOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs...

Its So Very Cheri said...

It looks GREAT!!! good job.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

Cindy Adkins said...

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!!!
XO
Cindy

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So very pretty -- and so very easy peasy!

Thanks for linking it up at our party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Shelia said...

What a great idea and it looks so nice.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great idea and great transformation!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a clever solution! it looks so much more modern!

Debbiedoo's said...

How pretty! I love it. thanks so much for sharing with the party.

Jane said...

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

Gail said...

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

Sandy said...

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!!
Sandy

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So pretty!! And what a fun, free upgrade. Thank you for linking up. :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

As usual - another fabulous makeover!!

Glad you joined our Cinch party
Kelly

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Very smart and pretty. I love the tea set on top too. Lovely. Thanks for your visit. Blessed Palm Sunday.
FABBY

thistlewoodfarm said...

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!

blessings,
karianne

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Looks great! Nothing like a free makeover to freshen up a room.

momto8 said...

this is great!! looks just perfect!

Ivy and Elephants said...

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.

Paula
Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com