I know y'all can't wait for green!
Neither can I.
If I put a big color block of spring green
on my table
it will remind me of blossoms, buds, seeds,
grasses, blooms, birds, and bunnies.
You know I have been working on brightening
my dining room corner.
I thought a big tray in the center of the table
would add a large amount of color.
It will be my everyday look -
not so much the centerpiece when we have our family dinners.
I started with this
tray frame. What!?
For some reason, lately when I've been thrifting
and looking for frames, I look at the backs.
I like the simple and rustic style behind.
My Mom gave me this big old beauty.
She had our elementary school pictures in it
and matted them with orange crushed velvet.
That was stylin' in the 70's.
It matched our orange shag carpet
that I had to rake every weekend.
This is what it looks like on the front and back:
After removing the hardware
I sanded and cleaned the back.
...then cut a piece of hardboard
with my jigsaw to fit in the frame.
So this is what it looks like now.
I painted the wood frame a dry brush white.
I made my center board a chalkboard.
You might remember when I made this Red Chalkboard.
I did pretty much the same thing...
made a thin paste out of plaster of paris and water
then I added my green paint.
(I did white prime the board first)
Then I painted on about 3 coats.
I have been keeping my rosemary over the winter in my garage.
I was so happy to go out there
and get my hands in the soil,
put it in a new pot and bring it inside!
I've been creating a bright spot here
starting with my Dining Room Table Transformation.
To Farmhouse Wood and White
Feeling the warmth already.
Sandi at The Primitive Skate
won the drawing for a handpainted Sign.
She picked The Blessings Hook Board.
I thank you all for your encouraging comments
and I really appreciate your visits to my blog!
Thank you so much,