I painted and then decoupaged another metal tray. As usual I forgot to take a "before" picture. (when will I learn?!)
Most of the time, when I choose to do something like this, I'm looking to make something that would catch my attention if I were out shopping; but I'd probably be too cheap to buy, and I also like the feeling of taking things that I already have and without spending money, I create something new that I like.
Previously, the tray was sort of a wheat-brown with a wooden bucket and fruit I think. Very orange and gold.
So I primed with XIM and then painted with craft paints.
I was going to experiment with some folk-style painting but then I saw on my shelf this cute little piece of fabric, just an 8 inch strip or so, and it had these bouquets of roses on it so I decided to decoupage instead.
I did a little bit of leaf and vine painting but that's it. Oh, and I painted the ribbon-like border.
I wanted it not-so-new looking and after weighing my options I decided to go with just tinting the Mod Podge because it sounded like the easiest plan.
I don't really have a planned place for it. Maybe the dining room. We'll see how it looks.Not bad. :-)