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Repurposed Holiday Tray

Hello new friends! I am so excited to be sharing my creative projects with you on Her View From Home.  My creative juices have been overflowing lately and I’m totally in love with this latest project, an old picture frame made into a tray that I will be customizing each holiday.

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I bought this frame as a set. I made this sign with the other frame for my then boyfriend and now husband!! woohoo!!

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Yes, I’ve had this in my closet for over three years and it even moved to our new house with me. I knew I’d find a brilliant project to use it for!

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I took the back off and pulled out the print, it’s mounted on a board so I just set them aside. . . you’ll see why in a bit.

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I sanded the frame very lightly to give the paint something to stick to.

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Then I started painting.

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I love these Valspar samples and lately I’ve been obsessed with the color Tropical Oasis. So obsessed that when I showed my hubs this project he said, “No more turquoise, Marie.” (That was a Breaking Bad joke, hopefully someone “got it”!)

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I’m also obsessed with the Valspar Antiquing Glaze!  It’s like adding a fun scarf to your outfit, it just ties it all together and finishes the outfit perfectly!

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Remember the print and board I set aside? Yep, I wrapped it with some fun wrapping paper I found at Michael’s, these colors will match my Thanksgiving table perfectly.

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Then I inserted a piece of glass I had cut at the local hardware store.  . . can you see it? ha!

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I could barely wait for the glaze to dry, I had to finish it the night I made it because I knew it was going to be so cute!

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TADAAA!!!   All of these items I had around the house.  The glass cylinder on the left is just filled with green lentils and wrapped with some  jute. So simple but super cute!

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 And here’s the whole effect, my entire dining/kitchen/living area is turquoise and orange, and I love it.  See that owl mosaic on the wall? That was the one item we purchased on our recent honeymoon in an antique store. I love it.

The frame-turned-tray turned out just how I wanted! For Christmas I will switch out the paper and the decor. . . I’m going for a turquoise, green and red theme this year, can not wait until Christmas!

I hope all of you are inspired creatively from my monthly posts on Her View From Home.

 

Smiles!

Megan

Editor’s Note:  So happy to welcome Megan to the team! 

About the author

Megan O'Dea Jenkins

Art has always been a passion of Megan’s so when she’s not spending time in the office, on the golf course or on the bike trail, Megan is usually creating something, and it’s usually out of junk!

Megan is a newlywed and has been busy creating treasures to decorate her new house. You can expect creative inspiration from Megan as she shares how to take everyday junk and turn it into beautiful home decor!