Every Monday, Heidi at 'The Cranberry Chronicle' posts about making do and mending, and I always love visiting her blog to see what clever transformations she has achieved.
Finally today, I am getting round to joining in - though if I'm honest I didn't actually do this today, it's just that I can at last share it as it was given as a present yesterday. I did do quite a lot of the work on it on Mondays, honest!!!
Remember this tray from the last car boot sale I went to?
It was good and sturdy, but somewhat damaged by spillages.
It got a quick lick of Annie Sloan paint, in Old Ochre, and then a protective waxing.
Then I raided the computer's store of old photos (I think you know how much I love these). A selection were printed off, trimmed and 'artfully' arranged. Next, a nice thick sheet of glass was cut to fit and sealed in place with some silicone sealant and quadrant beading.
Here's the result...
A 'Tree Tray'
(rather than a tea tray - gosh I'm so sharp I could cut myself...)
of old family photos.
A Golden Wedding present for my parents from a good family friend, who has just come over from his home in Ireland for a visit.
Definitely a worthwhile car boot purchase - I hope it will have many more years use now!
Don't worry _ I haven't forgotten I mentioned a giveaway! I just need to rootle a bit deeper in the boxes, and make a little something that fits in with the theme! Hopefully back with all that tomorrow.