Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Promise Me You Will Go To Goodwill. Pinky Swear It.

I try to go to Goodwill once a month or so to check out the goodies that other people have discarded.  I'm always amazed at what some people will give away and I'm even more amazed that so many people I talk to never shop there.

Is it a pride thing? Do you think that there wouldn't be anything worth your while at Goodwill?  Please rethink whatever it is that keeps you from going inside... it's awesome in there.

I dragged my sister to Goodwill this past Saturday.  She insisted that she had more important errands to run but I tuned out her whining and pushed her through the door.  After just a few minutes, I spied this beauty:

Look how pretty it is, and at a bargain price of $3.96.  It was in terrific condition, with the exception of some chew marks on the edges that could easily be sanded down.  I took it home and put the hubby to work with his electric sander.  After it was smooth, I spray painted it white and distressed it a bit.

Distressing is a tough thing for me, mentally.  I make something brand-new only to make it old again?  It makes my brain hurt a little.  So I only distressed it a tiny bit... baby steps.

I had fabric leftover from my lamp shade redo and since I love that fabric bunches, I decided to use it on this tray.  I used spray adhesive to secure it to the tray and used an exacto knife to cut the fabric at the edges.

I'm loving this already.

I thought about adding a little sparkle to the edges of the fabric to dress it up a bit, but I don't think it needs it.  This was such a simple project, and I had all the materials to complete it once I found the tray.

I've spied a side table on Craigslist that I'm currently negotiating on... and if I can strike a deal, it will replace that sad little bookcase the tray is sitting on.

You made a promise to go to Goodwill.  I'm holding you to it!

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  1. Fun Stuff and Great Feature! Following from your feature over at Suzy's Artsy Craftsy! International Blog Hop!

  2. That looks fabulous! Ok, I'm adding a "tray" onto my must find list!

  3. I love the simplicity, frugality and great results of this project! You have inspired me to head over to Goodwill ASAP!

  4. This is SO cute! I'm on the lookout for great finds at my local Goodwill! :)

  5. Super cute! I love trays and adding fabric to give it a pop of pattern and color. Come check me out and follow along. :)

  6. It's so fresh...I love it! The fabric is PERFECT

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  7. Amazing transformation! This looks so great! Thanks so much for linking it up to my {re}create into something new blog party! Hope to see you next week for some more awe inspiring transformations!

    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife

  8. I'm a big Goodwill fan. You can find anything if you keep looking. I had to laugh about going once a month, though. I stalk mine, going almost daily.

  9. I featured this project on my blog today...come grab a "featured" button! :)

  10. Your tray turned out so cute! I love the fabric you used. And you don't have to worry about this girl now shopping at Goodwill, I go all the time. I can always find the best stuff there!

  11. This turned out great! I love the fabric. And I love Goodwill too. So many treasures to be found!


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