Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vintage painter's tray repurposed

I love quick and easy projects and this one was right up my alley....
 
 You know how I love to bid at online auction, and I won this chum with the highest bid of.....Drum Roll Please!!!....ONE measly Rand. How much is that in dollar terms? $0.11...I did a quick conversion online...lol.
Seems like no one saw a use for this humble, old metal painter's tray, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
 
 
I bought a litre of Dekro roof paint which cost a third of the price of chalk board paint. Its waterbased, goes on smooth, with great coverage and you can right on it with chalk!
 
 
I used the sprayable adhesive to adhere the fabric word tags to the tray. What's great about this adhesive? It is not permanent, so I can change out the fabric word tags for something else when I feel like it.
 
This is how I made the tags:
I typed the words on my computer. I sprayed an A4 card stock page with the sprayable adhesive, cut my fabric to size and smoothed it over the paper. I placed it into my printer and ran it through.
I peeled the fabric off the paper and cut out each tag to stick to the tray.
 
 The little tick shows how well chalk writes on the roof paint surface!
I ran a ribbon through the openings at the back. tied a bow and hung it!
And there you have it, easy as pie and dirt cheap too!
 
I hope you are enjoying the coming of Spring and all your Easter preparations! Here in Cape Town we are getting ready for the long, wet winter months...brrr!
 
You can often find me at these fabulous parties:


 

17 comments:

  1. that's pretty cool. and thanks for the paint tip, I didn't want to spend so much for the chalkboard paint.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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    1. It was my lucky day when the hardware store was out of stock of the chalkboard paint and the store owner kindly suggested the roof paint. It works like a charm:)

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  2. Oh my goodness! How cute and clever! Did you link this up at my new link party? If not, I would love for you too: http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-monday-1-linky-party.html

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks for the invitation Jenna. I love parties and I will link up for sure;)

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  3. Well butter me and call me a biscuit...I would never in a million years thought of this. Great tip on the roof paint. I've found flat paint works well too...or are they one and the same? Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. That store owner is a sweetie for giving me the tip. I would never have known. Glad to share:)

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  4. Thanks for linking this up at Give Me The Goods Monday, Sumaya! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  5. Such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing the the tip about roof paint!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Brandi. Enjoy the Easter break

      Xo
      Sumaya

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  6. What a creative idea for a paint tray. I'll have to check out some roof paint too. Now following you on GFC, hope you'll stop by for a visit.

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    1. Thank you Diane, Looking forward to many more chats:)

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  7. Inspired! And yes, what a bargain! Well done.

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    1. Love to hear from you. I hope Marie has arrived safely at her new home:)

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  8. Very creative and cute! And what a bargain to boot. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. You scored big time with that tip about the roof paint. A pint can of chalkboard paint was $15.00 at a home improvement store. They were out of the spray chalk paint. I'd better think of alot of projects I can use that paint on. Love your paint tray conversion. You are so talented and so very sweet.

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    1. Thank you JaneEllen. My post will not be complete without your lovely comments:)

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