Friday, August 22, 2014

My Giveaway Loot and a Tray Makeover

Hello, and Happy Friday! 

So, sweet Stephanie Lynn hosted a giveaway recently, and I won!! I was so excited when this arrived on my doorstep...



I was itching to use that pretty green and white shelf paper and I knew just what I wanted to do with it. Remember when I mentioned I was going to do a little tray makeover? Here's the tray I was talking about...


I bought it for $1 at Target about a year ago. It's been waiting all this time for me to make it pretty. :) As y'all know, I finally got a New Pouf For The Living Room. I tend to use it as a side table at times. I love it, but since it's kind of squishy, I couldn't rest my coffee cup on it. Then I remembered I had this tray and thought it would be perfect. 


I started by spray painting it Heirloom White. 


Here's the shelf liner I used from my prize pack...




And just look at what it says..."great for use as a coaster!" That's pretty much exactly what I was going to be using it for!


I started by tracing my tray on the back of the shelf liner. 



Then I just cut it out and popped it in my tray! Quickest project ever!



I love how it turned out!




Here's a close up. I love the green print.


And here it is doing its job of holding my coffee cup (actually, that's tea in my coffee cup, but whatever) :)




I love that I can now have my tea close by when lounging on the sofa reading blogs or watching tv. 


target pouf


And of course I can't leave you without a side by side before and after comparison...

target dollar spot plastic tray


Not bad for a dollar, huh? 

I'm sure I'll get plenty of use out of the rest of the products I was sent as well. I'll keep ya'll posted on what I create. :)

~Lisa

17 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful for a dollar! Love it better white and the green print is perfect! Love your ideas, Lisa! (And yes, there's tea in my coffee cup right now too ;)
    Kendra @ www.joyinouhome.com

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    1. Thanks, Kendra! It's so satisfying when you can do a quick makeover like that for so little money. :) P.S. It's always good to find another tea drinker!! :)

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  2. How cool to win a giveaway!!!! Congratulations! And I just love what you did with the tray!! I have a few of those and I love their shape..perfect for so many things to place on them!

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  3. I am so doing this - I've tried small coasters and large trays on our family room ottoman for my coffee and neither works so well. Yours is the perfect solution. I'm hunting for one of those trays on my next Target trip!

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  4. What a great idea....the perfect size and so cute too!
    Have a great weekend :o)
    ~Des

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  5. Super idea. It ius just right for your area!! :-)

    Hope your weekend is wonderfully blessed...
    ~Sherri

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    1. Thanks, Sherri! We had a great weekend, but today it's back to school for the kids (and a 5:45 am wake up call for me) I hope to get in a nap today. :) Hope you have a great week!

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  6. Congrats on your win! I love how you redid that tray. That is so cute and will get a lot of use I'm sure.

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  7. That is great that you won the giveaway. I love what you did with the tray. It looks so nice painted white and with the green and white shelf paper. I like it on your new pouf. Have a Great Weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I'm definitely getting a lot of use out of that tray. :) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  8. Very cute. Just my kind of makeover. . .inexpensive, quick and something that meets a need. Congratulations on winning a prize that you already have put to use. ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I love quick little makeovers like that too. :) I can't believe how handy that little tray has become. I use it every day! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  9. That tray turned out so cute and the shelf liner paper looks perfect. Congrats on your win!

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  10. Lisa,
    Your comment process is void of google plus! Hooray! I love your post. I'm jealous of your poof! Is that what they call the hassock? Glad we connected!
    Janine

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    1. Thanks, Janine! I think they kind of made up the name "pouf" lol! But yeah, it's pretty much just an ottoman. :) They keep re-inventing things to make us want to buy them...and it's working on me! Ha! So glad we connected too! Hope you have a great week!

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  11. You know, I have the exact same trays, although I got mine for much more of a bargain at 25 cents at Goodwill! You just gave me a fantastic idea dear, thanks!

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