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!