Monday, February 11, 2013

Project Paris

With a little help from the Dollar Store,
 this wall art is quick,
 easy and so chic.
 
 
Starting with a light weight oval catering tray,
 paint, distress, sheet music graphic, wood letters and embellishments,
 you have a french wall design.
 
First I drilled holes at the top for adding ribbon for hanging and then I gave the metal tray a coat of glass and tile medium for a primer,
 let dry and then painted the background black and sanded off a bit for a little aged distress.
 
To the background,
I added a sheet music graphic from The Graphics Fairy
 and glued in place with mod podge and trimmed with silver edging.
 
Next I painted and glittered wood letters for PARIS,
 glued in place and added lace hem tape to the top for hanging.
 Accented with flower trims,
buttons, jewel trims like the little French Poodle pin and silk flower pin and feather brooch.



That's it, finished and ready to hang.
This idea can be created in many other ways and words that will fit on this
8 X 10 inch light weight metal tray from the Dollar Store.
 
Here is another style~
And I had to paint a few roses too.
 
Hope this gave you some ideas.
Have a great winter day.
 
~Stay warm~
 
Celestina Marie

Joining Etsy Cottage Style Blog
Welcome to the Cottage Craft Room.


Just wanted to say a special Thank You for the kind comments on my blog feature in Romantic Homes Magazine. Your emails, comments  and blog visits were so throughtful.
Have a great day.

26 comments:

Susan said...

Celestina, I love the Paris tray. I would have never thought to do that in a million years. It is so pretty. I think I am going to try this project as I have a tray already.

Dorthe said...

Your Paris sign is wonderful, and so FRENCH , how great to see the possibility in the tray Celestina, I and the altering is totally amazing.
Have a lovely week,dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Graceful Rose said...


Celestina, I want to congratulate you on being in Romantic Homes Magazine this month. Your beautiful blog was featured and I so thrilled to see you there. Have a great week and keep creating.

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

As always, your designs are beautiful! Thanks for sharing some new ideas with us!

Jan ♥

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Love this idea! I've never used the glass and tile medium...why did you? Does it adhere better to the plastic?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! I love the Paris trays in both the black and the white. Your embellishments finish them off beautifully!

Jennifer said...

Hi Celestina! you always have the prettiest ideas and I like seeing what you come up with each time I visit. Have a nice Valentines week! :o)

Donna said...

Tres chic, Celestina! What a pretty and fun idea! I love all of the wonderful embellishments, the sheet music adds the perfect Frenchy touch, so does the French poodle! I think my favorite is your gorgeous painted rose tray, it's just beautiful! Hope you are feeling better:)

Ginny said...

What a great idea! I first saw your post at 3am this morning when I could not breathe due to a nasty bug, and had to sit up for a while...so what do Ido? Got to Celeste's blog and see what's new! It turned out great...As usual, I would like to try this one....anyones's guess as to when! LOL!
Thanks for the peek. BTW, I got my March issue of romantic Homes and saw the article...IN MY OPINION...they should devote a few pages on your beautiful home!!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste,

I hope you are fully recovered now and feeling back to your old self again.

both of these pieces are wonderful. Your Paris sign is so creative.

Ruth

1CardCreator said...

Wow Celeste, this is stunning, it looks like a million dollars! Love all the gorgeous vintage jewelry you added to give it just the right touch that poodle charm is adorable! Your signature roses are gorgeous! You have such a talent for turning the ordinary into extraordinary! This must mean you are feeling better, so happy for you! ~Diane

Wendy said...

Well done and what a cool idea!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the Paris trays! So creative!. I haven't gotten the Romantic Homes Magazine yet. They don't sell many magazines in this little town.

Pendra said...

So cute and who knew...Dollar Store trays! Thanks for sharing!
~Pendra

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Celsstina,

What a brilliant ideas, I love them all, the roses,Paris. You are very talented, interesting using kitchen tray become a wall decor.
So romantic for the house.
I am hoping that you are feel Ok already.
wishing you a beautiful week my dear friend
love to you

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are all so darn cute! I love your vision. The first one knocked my socks off. It has so many elements I enjoy like the sheet music. Just darling!

cynthia lee designs said...

Wow...I would of never thought to use a tray from the Dollar Tree. Love it...so cute!!
Congrats on the feature in Romantic Homes.
hugs,
Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Celeste, it is fabulous. Love the dollar store this looks like the $100 store!

Carol

DeeDee said...

I hope this finds you feeling better.. I love love love all three... :D

Little Miss Maggie said...

Thanks for sharing your source for these trays. I had no idea the dollar store carried these trays. I love your project. It's adorable. I think you could even hang it on a front door instead of a wreath. The possibilities are endless.

Marcia Pilar said...

LOVE this. My favorite is the second with the keys, but of course, your painted roses always steal the show. :) So gorgeous.
Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.
XOXO's

Createology said...

As life gets busy I seem to have missed this post of beautiful Paris themed lovelies. Your attention to detail is what brings the ordinary into the extraordinary. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Wow, it's amazing and indeed très très chique! Gorgeously done as usual Celeste! Wish we had dollarstores like that over here!
hugs
Ingeborg

Katherine Wolak said...

I absolutely LOVE this! So girly and artsy and chick! I looks fabulous! Thank you fro sharing this!

Hugs,

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Very nice.... dollar store signs...who knew they could look so cute! #2 is my fav!!!
Hope you can stop by for a visit over at my place :)
JP

tina said...

so vintage and romantic,love it