Sunday, June 20, 2010

white ruffle love...


today i get to show you two of my favorite projects...






first up, i'd been searching for a sturdy wooden tray, i could picture exactly how it would look, but do you think I could find it!!

i wanted something simple * sturdy * shapely



well, I guess Janis got tired of hearing me go on about my elusive tray, she dug this out of her basement for me






gotta admit, it was pretty scary, but you could see it had good bones

i can't even show you the back, remember back when you would take a blob of paint and blow through a straw and it would streak all over...

well that's what the back looked like, in bright red paint





sanded it for-evah with my supa-dupa mouse sander
(this is after a ton of sanding) 

those tole painted flowers were super gloopy!

then primed and painted it with pure white gloss







now I'm not usually a gloss girl, but somehow my tray was always going to be white gloss

didn't it turn out great, I just love it




simple * sturdy * shapely



but after a couple days on my kitchen table something was missing, none of my runners seemed just right



I KNOW!!!!! Some ruffle love needed...






so i sewed up this cute white muslin table runner with two ruffles on either side








and i'm loving it even more now






here it is wafting in the breeze




not forgetting my two little birdies - seeing all those birdies in blogland i needed some of my own



this pair were a pretty ugly brown, but for 80c and a little white paint



*ta-da*






so, before



 and after




check out the parties i'm linking up to - so many fab ideas out there!







happy days,
Tracey

59 comments:

Grannys Attic said...

How pretty! Love what you did with all your treasures. Have a great week, Vicky

McCarthy Designs said...

White paint is a wonderful thing! Your tray turned out so nicely as did your little birds! As for your ruffles, well I love them and think they are just wonderful. xx

Rosie said...

Oh my dear...it's completely charming...This is my favorite part of the shop, "The search and Rescue"...your runner is nothing short of amazing...you have the touch...still smilin'...love Rosie

Katie said...

I just love that tray! So elegant! To answer your question about if I have felt the heirloom white looked a little yellow. I haven't noticed that so far. But that could be because our walls are gray right now. I might think that if I change the color. Hope that helps!

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi, so cute runner, full of ruffles. And the tray looks great in white!

Hugs
Charo

nannykim said...

I love that tray!! Nice bones, as they say!ps I am posting at my spindlecottage blog and not my nannykim one . Here:

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

Van said...

Beautiful remakes. Simple, clean, and so pretty!

The Vintage Attic said...

Love the tray and all the ruffles, so pretty!
White paint can fix anythng, love that you use gloss, not something that I use alot of but really worked for you on this tray.

Melissa

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your stuff girl! Especially the wooden tray transformation. Be blessed. Cindy

Marie said...

Very well done Tracey! Your two projects turned out so pretty...and I luv pretty things. You're very creative no doubt.
-marie

Creative Carmelina said...

that was a great transformation...i just love giving old things new life!

well done....
and one can never have to many ruffles! the runner is pretty..nice job!

thanks for coming by...and yes.....MOD Podge RULES!!!! lol

ciao bella
i'm off to work on my own post for the day!

creative carmelina

Nancy said...

The tray turned out perfectly! And the runner is really pretty. You do such good work!

Nancy

Jane said...

Everything looks great! I love all the white on white with the different textures and materials. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Blog Party. :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Here I was lovin' your other runner and now you came up with an even more beautiful runner! girl I have got to try something like this! I love your tray....I think a couple of glasses of ice tea on it would be nice...for when I come over and see your sewing projects! Big smile....okokok...
Wonderful post!
Blessings,
Debbie

kirstin & jordan said...

love this- the ruffles are gorgeous!
we have a friday linky party- we'd love it if you'd link to this!

Cara @ Whimsy Smitten said...

Ooooooh, I love it! I'm falling swiftly in love with the ruffle thing. I've yet to attempt making anything ruffly, and my sewing skills are seriously infantile, but I don't think I'm going to be able to resist attempting to ruffle-the-heck out of something soon!

Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

I totally big ruffly HEART your tray and birds and table runner~! It's all gorgeous now! Sooo glad i saw this on metamorphasis monday! BTW, new follower too! LOVELY BLOG

Manang Kim said...

That is a very beautiful transformation, love it! Happy Tuesday!


Anything Blue

Susan said...

I love your ruffled wooden tray! Nice call on painting it gloss white. Your table runner is so beautiful!

Michella said...

LOVE both the tray and the ruffled table runner!! I especially like the picture of it hanging on the clothes line :))
~ Michella ~
xoxo

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Such sweetness! Lovely thrifty find and transformation!

Donna said...

Super Cute!! It's amazing how much better stuff looks with a good coat of white paint!! The little touch of pink is just right!!

Saw your post at All Thingz Related!!

becca said...

good save on the tray! the whole thing looks awesome.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a perfect centerpiece for your table! I love your ruffle placemat! It all turned out beautifully.

hancock said...

but the ruffles! how...? I demand more ruffles! Seriously, it has become quite obvious to me that I do not have nearly enough ruffles in my life. New follower from lucky linky tuesday :-)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous!! Love all that white!!

Its A Blog Party said...

Simply amazing!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Kaysi said...

Beautiful!!

CIELO said...

Gorgeous... everything looks gorgeous... wish I knew how to sew... ;) love those ruffles...

cielo

Julia said...

This is darling. What a great idea!!

~Julia

Mimi said...

Adorable little tray, beautiful peonies!

Cindy said...

I love both your tray and your ruffled runner. They are both perfectly lovely!
Hugs, Cindy S

Kathy said...

So glad to have found your blog!
Love the tray painted white and your ruffles!
Oh-La-La!!!
thanks for the inspiration...
I can see a runner in my near future!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...
Stop over...
Love to have you!

Miss Megan said...

so beautiful! this just gave me an idea for my daughters bedroom! thank you!! come check me out please :).

<3 megan.
a-ruffle-in-time.com

rustandruffles said...

Hi Tracey,
Love how this tray turned out...your table runner looks gorgeous!!!
Happy day!
xojanis

oldgreymare said...

Thank you for stopping by oldgreymare. It led me right back here to see your terrific tray transformation, and those ruffles. So flirty and pretty.

Great job!

Suzan

Debbie said...

Your table runner is just so cute Tracey!!! LOVE what you did with the tray and birds. You've pulled it all together, and it looks great!
Debbie@houseatthelake

One Cheap B*tch said...

So pretty now! And I just love your ruffle runner!

Jeanine

Wendy said...

So cute!

Nicole Durtschi said...

The scallops on the tray are so cute and I LOVE the ruffled runner. Thanks for sharing!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your ruffles. That is exactly what I need to make. I found a tray and redid it almost exactly like your.(Visit my June 4th post)
Thanks for sharing... I'm off to check my fabric stash. Annette

La Maison Reid said...

Love the ruffle. Did you hem the strip on both sides and then put the center through the ruffler? It's so cute..LOVE ruffles!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

That is one INCREDIBLE transformation!!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a charming project, both the tray and the 'scarf' that's beneath it all!!

My Show n Tell is 'showing off the flowers...". Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This tray and runner combo is fresh and sweet. Inpiring!

Julia said...

what a sweet vignette!

Staci J said...

That's gorgeous!! I LOVE the clean classy look!
Visiting from Justsewsassy.com

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Oh so very pretty!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Oh so pretty!!! I love it! I soooo wanna learn how to sew - - the ruffles are fabulous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The tray looks amazing and I absolutely love the ruffled runner! So pretty.
Hugs, Sherry

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your tray looks utterly charming!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute!!! i love the ruffles, too and i love the softness of the ruffles blended with the crispness of the white.

Charlene Austin said...

You forgot one thing......

simple * sturdy * shapely * STUNNING!!!!!!

Misty said...

Adorable!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

the VG huis said...

Awww beautiful! Love the tray, love the birdies, love the ruffles, love the peonies. Did I mention that I love it. Great job. ~Stacey

Ticking and Toile said...

Very cute! Love it all!

xo,
Shellagh

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It's all so beautiful together!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

FineArtPainting said...

really lovely

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very cute. Thanks for posting to the party.

Cheri

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