Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tray Creations~

With a little help from the Dollar Store,
 this wall art is quick,
 easy and so chic.
Starting with a light weight oval metal catering tray found at the Dollar Tree,
 I painted it, added distress, sheet music graphic, wood letters and embellishments,
 to create a french wall design and more.
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.

You could also just paint the tray with chalk paint and I have done it this way too.

G&T medium can be found at any craft store in the paint section.

Added distress with medium sand paper.

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 to spell PARIS,
(you could do any wording big or small at this point)
  then glued in place and added lace hem tape to the top for hanging.

Letters also found at the craft store.

 Lastly accented with flower trims,
buttons, little jewels trims like the little French Poodle pin and silk flower pin and feather brooch.

Love this sweet little French poodle pin.

Painted wood letters in white and glittered generously!!

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 of courseI had to paint a few roses too.
Hope this gave you some ideas.

Until next time.
Wishing you Southern DayDreams

Celestina Marie
Roses of Inspiration


Linda Walker said...

Celestina, it is amazing that you can take a dollar store platter and turn it into a work of art! Beautiful! I am wondering what the platter is made of. I don't have much experience with paints and distressing mediums but I find it fascinating and would really love to try my hand at it! Hope all is well with you my friend.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How cute and creative! Love seeing your creations!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your trays are lovely! They're a perfect romantic accent for any room. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial; I have to give this a try. Only you could turn a Dollar Store tray into a treasure! Have a wonderful day!

Valerie-Jael said...

What wonderful treasures you have created! Hugs, Valerie

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina,
Wow I love your trays and I really love the Paris one you made! My daughter would LOVE that! I love how you made the tray look so pretty.
Julie xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I have the perfect vintage frame to do this to....I just have to find the right chalk paint!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Good morning my talented friend. Your header is so pretty in Pink. Your trays are stunning ... The little embellishment of the French Poodle pin made me smile, vintage pin?
The Paris tray with keys is equally as wonderful as the first tray as is the third. Always enjoy stopping by for a visit. Enjoy your day, somehow I know it will be very creative.

Okio B Designs said...

Beautiful! The one with the black letters is my favorite. I could see it hanging in a powder room or dressing room. =)


1CardCreator said...

These are gorgeous, and the beautiful vintage jewelry pieces you add to them make them even more stunning and unique~ ~Diane

Jan Hermann said...

I love your Paris tray...it's so unique and very pretty. I have several of your painted trays...because I also LOVE roses!!



I'm going to change my bedroom and this idea will work! Thanks for sharing it!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat!

Cynthia said...

Celeste you are so creative. I love this beauty, great job!!


Linda M. said...

Hello Celeste, I love what you do with these $-store trays. All are beautiful. Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorials. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
such a lovely Treasure you made! You are so talented in these things! It looks wonderful!
Happy creating, my dear friend,
sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Laurel Stephens said...

Tres chic! (or should I say Tray chic!)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooooo pretty!!

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Celestina! This is really beautiful and elegant!Love it! Thank you for sharing great tutorial.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Bente said...

Love the trays, Celestine. You are soo creative.
Hugs from here

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I want to thank you for this wonderful idea! I will be trying my hand at this as I have a gift needed for this weekend! I will run into our Dollar tree and make one as a wall hanging for a Babys Bedroom!
I appreciate that you share the ideas God gives you!
Have a wonderful day!
Yours, Roxy

Junkchiccottage said...

So pretty Celeste. Love all the sweet bling especially that poodle. Oh la la he is too cute. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Celeste, Love this Paris project!! It turned out so pretty!!

Jill said...

This is gorgeous! What a great idea! I'm going to show it to Hayley as she loves anything to do with Paris. We'll have to give it a try. My mom says to tell you hi! She is having shoulder replacement surgery today. She has been in so much pain over the last year.
Have a wonderful day!


Brandi said...

I love inexpensive craft ideas. Your trays turned out really nice.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

ooh la la...so pretty and Paris chic!

Sola Scriptura said...

You make it look so easy to create something so beautiful. I'm trying to come up with ideas to decorate the nursery, you certainly do inspire me :)

Donna said...

Love all of your trays, Celestina! So many good ideas, who knew they began with dollar store trays:) What a fun idea, these would make great gifts, thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah Montgomery said...

These are beautiful Celeste! You are so talented, my friend. Who would ever know they started as humble dollar store trays? The little poodle pin is such a whimsical touch, love it.

Createology said...

I do believe you could turn anything into a million dollar style piece. These trays are tres chic and so much fun. Thank you for sharing your tried and true secrets for stunning painting results. True Creative Bliss Dear...

Mary said...

Hello Miss, I received my ever soo Lovely Easter eggs :) They are so Beautiful, as all of your other goodies:) Like my English
accent ?:) Just being silly:)
Thank You Sweet Friend for all my little extras. I love lavender, so will hang it on my lamp to smell wonderful !
Your tutorial is so pretty, Brandy would love the design. She went to Paris for her Sr.Trip.
She would not let me go:(
Thank You Again, stay warm.
Hugs Me:)
ps. been working on my roses, from which direction do you do your top fill ins? I can get my right one but having trouble from where to start on left they seem to lap over on the right :( yours look so perfect...

Jasper's Cottage said...

Of course I'm instantly drawn to anything with the word PARIS on it and this looks so easy (to a non-crafty person such as myself) and yet turns out so professional-looking and beautiful. I've got to try this for myself!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Beautiful! As always your work is wonderful. Such great creations.

Blessings, Edie

Nélia Botelho said...

Olá Celestina
Deixo 5*** para o seu criativo trabalho. Ficou lindo!
Uma ótima semana

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm going to show this to my daughter. She loves making things like this. It's so pretty.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh la la, I love it, Celeste! That little French Poodle is so precious and makes for a great embellishment.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all the trays...they are so pretty! I love getting things at the Dollar Store to use in craft projects.

Rose L said...

Now I am going to look at the Dollar Tree store a little differently!!

Joy Junktion said...

I absolutely love your work Celeste! So create and beautifully done!! Blessings!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Love it! So pretty!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I would have never guessed that the tray came from the Dollar Tree. You make the most amazing items. The tray is so pretty and Frenchie.
Thanks for sharing this great DIY tray.
Stay warm.....

Alessandra said...

Very clever idea! I adore all the trays, they are just gorgeous. They are so shabby and vintage at the same time. Very pretty and elegant the details too.

Creations By Cindy said...

I am in love with this tray! How stunning! I love those metal trays and every time I go into the Dollar tree I look at them and keep thinking about some kind of project to do with them! Love this idea and I appreciate you so much sharing. Pinning this today! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Stephanie said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my! I am so in love with this, dear Celeste! This is such a beautiful idea and now I will be on the lookout for a tray :)

I am always so inspired by you, sweet friend. Thank you for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You are so talented! Dollar store, indeed. Love that store.. Your creative thinking and skills is something to admire. Blessings to you. xo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, you have taken a scrap and turned it into a jewel. How pretty and clever. Love that little poodle pin, my mom loved poodles and she worn one very similar...Happy Wednesday..Judy

Dianna said...

The trays are all beautiful, Celeste. I love the one that you've painted with roses, especially. xo

Conniecrafter said...

oh my all these are just wonderful and love your flowers they are beautifully done, like that you started with a $ tray!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You are just so clever. I would look at those trays and have no clue what to do with one. These are so pretty.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You are just so clever. I would look at those trays and have no clue what to do with one. These are so pretty.

Tete said...

I am going to have to go get me some of those trays...love what you created...pretty.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Love this Celestina! So pretty! I've been eyeballing those trays at Dollar tree... I have an idea for summer. We're having freezing rain here today... I'm so ready for summer.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..