9/9/09

Transformation Thursday~

I got these vintage t.v. trays from a yard sale where everything was free! I loved the roses on them but the black was scratched and covered in grease from years of use. Gross-- but I took them anywho! They even had the metal rolling storage stand for them :-)They have been in my garage for about a year, then out by the trash cans for about a month.... until I decided to try spray painting them. I was going to trace the flowers and cut a stencil to cover them and spray paint everything white.... but seriously, I'm crazy-- but not that crazy! So I opted instead to cover the entire rectangle part of the tray and paint everything else once the trays & legs were degreased. Taaaaaa daaaaaaa, now they are Shabby chic t.v. trays and I lurve them!
You can view more transformations over at "Shabby Chic Cottage" and also over at "A Soft Place to Land" Kimba is hosting a "do it yourself" linky party. The Coloradolady is also hosting a Vintage Thingie Thursday. And last, but not least...Leigh over at "Tales From Bloggeritaville" is hosting a Thrifty Thursday linky party~ If you have linked to my blog and wish to view more... you can click right here to go have a lookie~lou.

29 comments:

Jane said...

Lovely!

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

I have the same set, what a wonderful idea. I couldn't bear to paint mine and they are used on a daily basis. Isn't it amazing how the "vintage" items are still around! Love what you did with them and so glad you didn't paint over the gorgeous roses! Thanks for sharing!

Debra

pk said...

Amazing what a difference just adding that bit of white paint made! good job.
pk @ room remix

Postcardy said...

I wish I could find an old TV tray. They used to be so common and cheap, but I think most of them must have been thrown away. I did see a reproduction and it was very expensive.

marian said...

they are GORGEOUS..you did a FAB job!!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh wow! Spray painting those with white paint gave them such a whole new look... amazing!

Great job!

Sherri:)

Katie said...

These are really lovely!

Maureen said...

Fabulous - just fabulous!

Patty said...

What a great idea to add the white paint. I'd be grossed out by the grease too. They look gorgeous now.

Kimberly Cherrine-Bell said...

Fabulous transformation.....We deal in gross all the time and turn it into lovely.....Great fun if you can get past the grime.

Kathy said...

How absolutely cute!!! Love those trays girl, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Swampgirl said...

The wonder of spray paint!!! These look great....one more idea for my project file!

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

I'm so in love with vintage trays right now ... your redo makes them look 100 times better! What a steal!

Pam said...

Its amazing what a little bit of paint can do. Nice job.
Pam

Kirby3131 said...

That was the perfect thing to do! Enjoy using them now :)

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Caro @ Thrifty n Curbside Treasures said...

NICE and much better IMO!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I really like what you did to the tv trays!

Coloradolady said...

I love this....these are so pretty, I was thinking how hard it would be to cover the roses, then I scrolled down and saw what you did with these and just gasped!! LOVE IT. Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Dogwood said...

Oh, what a smart lady! I love them. My mom had some of those trays so the photos brought back childhood memories for me. Thanks.

JobandBrittany said...

i'm hosting a Goodwill party every week. stop by and join in!

NicNacManiac said...

FaBuLoUs!!!
A little paint and degreasing!!
They really sparkle now!!
Great job!!

The Persimmon Perch said...

They look great.

Miri said...

Great job...the white rims really make the flowers pop! They're much prettier than when new!

~~Carol~~ said...

Love it, love it! I was afraid you were going to paint the whole thing!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I am soooo glad you didnt paint the whole thing! And free!!! Woah! Those are beautiful! Great find! Thanks for linking up in Thrifty Thursday this week!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Diana said...

These free trays turned out great!! Visiting from A Soft Place To Land.

Becky said...

Free!?! AAAIIIGH! I gotta find better yard sales! I really love how you fixed these up!

Happy VTT and Have a great weekend!

Jenn Klee said...

They look so awesome!

Whitney said...

That is amazing. It looks entirely different with such a simple change. Great job!