In love with my DIY colorblock tray project
So, I had a fabulous and productive weekend, but am now ready for some recovery time from it... ;) not how that's supposed to work. Break from the weekend? I must be doing something wrong. Husband was gone Thursday through Tuesday working in California, so I had the whole house to myself and did a million zillion house projects, running around like crazy and having a great time!! I put up shelves, I moved pictures around, I cleaned, I organized, I ran errands... I'm still catching up from all the projects and photos I took and want to share with you! Sneak peeks on my Instagram and Facebook.
I also got out on home shopping with three different friends on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the day off. Wow, lots of things for the house. It was super fun, though, and I feel great about sharing my home ideas with my friends and talking with them about their homes!!
It wasn't all sunshine and roses, though... other efforts of the weekend include five broken nails, three smallish cuts on my hands, and way too much time spent in Ikea and Target. And probably some dead brain cells from too much spray-painting in the 35 degree garage... I kept it ventilated as much as possible!! Definitely not ideal conditions.
But, the fruits of which I will share with you now! In this fun little tutorial for a colorblock decor tray I just made from an ugly old Christmas tray I got for $2 at Goodwill. I have been obsessed with trays since we got the house, funny since I seriously never had a use for them before. Now I have like six, and I love them. They are SO useful!! Anyway, here's the story...
Before and after:
Paint the sides with your outside colors, then tape them off. I used painter's tape and was just careful to lay it out as straight as possible. It worked pretty well, no complaints from the tape.
Then spray the center color on top!
Super easy! It was a major pain that it took sooooo long to dry between layers since the garage was so cold. Took several coats, too. Ah, well, it was worth it.
I put it in our upstairs guest bath, which is a megaboring room aside from the horizontal stripes I painted... I really wanted more color in there, and to complement the aqua towels, the pale pink and bright coral are perfect! And the silver goes with the print in the shower curtain!
YAY. Who doesn't love an easy way to get bright, pretty color in a room--for $2!! I already had the spray paints. My colors, I guess. Now the bathrooom is even girlier... but, tough, my husband can deal. He shaves in there sometimes, but he can handle it. ;)
Also great parts of the weekend--I got some goodies from Kollabora for projects I'll be doing in my book! And I got to take the class for/pick up my BERNINA 350, the lovely machine BERNINA is lending me for the book. This thing is amazing. I've been sewing on Flintstones-era machines all my life in comparison, it feels like. It's not that this one is a robot or anything, far from it, but it just does everything so much better, cleaner, more efficiently than my vintage machines. Anyway, can't wait to share more!!