Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Places You Have Lived - In Word Art

Oh the places
we live and love
and what makes them special.
What about jotting your journey down
in word art.
And what about
putting it on something practical
like these folding trays.
It was Jeanne's idea.
She had these TV Trays...
nothing special.
We'll change that in a hurry
with a little bit of paint.
Aquas, Sea greens, Raw Sienna,
Hazelnut Brown, Black, and Camel
will do the trick.
Good ol' Dip and Drag.
Read about that Here,
On this project I taped off the lines
for the lettering,
chalked in the words,
and painted with a small flat brush.
There's a little Raw Sienna Shade
and a liner brush shadow.
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Twice Nice said...

One time I thought about doing a subway art chest with all our military stops & stays. Love this idea you all came up with to make those trays special! Do you hand letter all your signs? You are even more amazing than I already thought if you do!

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

Those are awesome!! They turned out much better than mine would...you're far more talented than I. Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20DIY%27ers

20 North Ora said...

What a cute idea! Love the idea of making your memories linger everytime you sit down to eat!!


Jaime Costiglio said...

Deb those are beautiful. So personal and I love the handpainted charm and mix of colors. Now you've got me thinking about our tv trays which the kids love to set up for 'office'!

Deb Hrabik said...

You could also do just simple solid stripe colors to simplify.

ANNE said...

totally love this idea and the finished product!! completely awesome!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

I wish you could have seen my jaw drop when I saw the picture of those trays. Literally. You rock Deb. What a fabulous idea. Love love love love it. Pinning it to dream. I could never make mine look like that! Have a great day!


Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

These are great!!

Unknown said...

That is the cutest idea! I am an Expat in Germany and people are always moving in and out and that would be a great going away gift!! Thanks so much
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Sandy said...

You know, I love this idea but my sister and I sat down one day and
figured out all the places we have
lived, since birth, and gave up.. too
many to count...
Good post

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love 'em, shared these on my Facebook page.

Unknown said...

These are amazing! I love everything about them, from the coloring to the lettering to the shading! SWEET!!!

Unknown said...

These are amazing! The San Antonio one made my heart flutter! I cried when i had to leave! Thanks for Sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I'm pinning. You always have such wonderfully painted things! Little Bit

Donna Wilkes said...

I promise to never pass these plain trays by again. I love the way you have transformed them.

An Inviting Home said...

This makes me wish that I totally had some of those lying around. Great job...so creative!


Krista @thehappyhousie said...

These look fabulous! You really are very talented. I'm a lake girl too, wish I could paint like that!
Krista @thehappyhousie

Emily Thompson said...

wow, how fun to use those old tv trays!!! I've always loved those signs of places you've lived... someday :o) Hope you can come join the tuesday link party with this next week! www.nap-timecreations.com

Gretchen said...

nice! We have some TV trays that the kids have out All.The.Time. It never occurred to me that I could do something to actually make them look good!

Art and Sand said...

I have an old oak TV tray just crying for a makeover.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Great project. I especially like the San Antonio art. I live there! Love the place!!

craftyles said...

I absolutely love these. I see them all the time at the thrift store. Will be looking to by a set now.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Stopping by from Stone Gable! I am so glad I saw this! I used to have you followed and (as happens at times) you disappeared from my blog roll! I followed again and hopefully this time it will stick!
Lovely job on these tables and a wonderful idea!

Bliss said...

Love these too, so pinning them as well.