Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Old Tray ~ New Look

Hi Gals! I am still working quite a bit for a local Auctioneer. I bought this tray recently at the Farm House Auction. The tray was at the bottom of a linen box I purchased. It had a terrible lime green liner beneath the glass. Luckily the back of the tray was easily removed and the old vinyl liner was quickly tossed! After some cleaning the glass looked as good as new. I found a crocheted doily that was just the right size : ) Doesn't it look great !

~ Here is the Before Picture ~ UG (I almost threw everything out)

~ Here is the "After" photo ~

I am glad I gave it a second look and decided to work with it.


Draffin Bears said...

That is an amazing transformation Karen ~ great job.


Nancy said...

Thank-you for visiting, Karen. What a beautiful transformation. Love the pretty. It's nice to be to salvage something so lovely. The crocheted mat just makes it!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy

Donna Lynn said...

Hi there Karen!
What fun to be at the heart of an auction, you must of had such fun helping and bidding, looks like you got some great stuff too!
The weather looks great too, we have been having wonderful fall days here in the Northwest, it was 80' today again!

Take care and have a lovely rest of your week!
Donna Lynn

TattingChic said...

That looks absolutely beautiful! I've been wanting to do this for some time with my tatting. Was that the original cranberry colored lining underneath the lovely crocheted doily or did you put something under it?

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi TattingChic, I was lucky to find one side of the backing already stained. It is from a vintage orange crate that has been sanded a bit on one side and stained a darker color. They knew how to recycle back then. I left it as is. All I had to do was clean the glass and add the doily. A quick fix :). Your tatting would look amazing on a tray!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!
The tray turned out beautiful! I love makeovers like that.
Your recent finds are lovely! The little dress is so adorable.
Hugs, Sherry

Cami said...

Super redo... And I love black and white. Use it all over my house.

Brenda said...

The tray looks fabulous and I love the fact the fabric is covered with glass. Very elegant!


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

love all of your beautiful hats Karen! so pretty. and good luck at your show! I know you will do well, your wares are always pristine. xoxo Heather