Don't you think it's just perfect for my dining room? Nothing like farm animals and pineapple to add a touch of elegance. Alright, maybe I made a few adjustments. Like a coat of white spray paint. And some fancy paper. And of course, I covered the entire thing with my trusty old Mod Podge. Ready for the reveal? Okay, here's the after:
The photo is of my dad's parents, from 1943. Isn't it amazing? Do you recognize the paper lining the tray? Yes, it's the same as this paper. I liked the idea of having some consistency across the room. (And I just loved the paper!) I was very frustrated by the bubbles under the paper, but now that it's done, I don't really mind them too much. Although I did go out today to purchase a brayer. I'm hopeful that it will save me some stress on future projects.
I'm so happy with the way that this turned out. The tray was my first real redo and I couldn't have hoped for it to have turned out better. I'm almost positive that I couldn't purchase this for less than $2.50. Hurray for Goodwill, hurray for Mod Podge, and hurray for fantastic old pictures!