A few months ago I posted this picture as a sneak peek of an upcoming project, BUT..............our printer ran out of ink and I had to put it on the back burner for awhile.
But I'm happy to say we FINALLY got more ink and I was able to finish it.
I thrifted this tray, probably at Goodwill, for something like 1.99. I guess I didn't take a "before" of it, but just picture it being that really dark, almost black, ugly wood color. I spray painted it and sanded it down a bit intending that I would make it sort of a picture collage tray. My plan was to thrift an 11 x 14 picture frame and use the glass from it in the bottom of the tray to cover/protect the pictures. But....then I decided I wanted to do something else to it.
So I went Googling (it's so weird to me that "Google" is now a verb) and after searching pages and pages of images I came across this one and felt that jolt of inspiration.
|(image from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/)|
So I re-created it on my computer.
Then I used Mod Podge and glued it on. I suspected that the glue would cause the ink to run, and unfortunately I was right. When I put the top coat on it was just too moist and gave it a pinkish tinge in places. I salvaged it the best I could, and all in all it's not too terribly noticeable but at this point I'm not going to redo it.
Can you see our sweet lil' pooch zonked out in the background? : )
So, not a perfect turnout with the runny ink, but it was kind of fun and a much better look than the orginal 70's brown.