12.20.2010

Tres Chic Part II

So many of you were very kind and had such nice things to say about my last tray project that I decided to try another one.  To switch it up I picked a much harder design,  why not up the design ante right?

To recap, here is what both trays looked like before


and here is what my first tray project looked like

gotta love me some orange zigzags!

And latest tray creation...a gray and white David Hicks inspired design


I had some glass cut for this tray, and actually the zig zag one too.  Even though I used a protective lacquer spray, I just wanted that extra layer to protect all my hard work.  The glass works perfectly and makes the tray look finished.


I used the same technique as last time, just covered the tray in painters tape and cut out my pattern with an x-acto knife


 It's the perfect thing to use to carry drinks from the kitchen to the family room when guests are over

These tray projects are starting to become addictive! 

I obviously have a hard time passing up clearance aisle trays and boxes if you haven't noticed from all the projects I've been doing lately.   At least I'll have enough storage around my apartment.



Happy Christmas week everyone!!

32 comments:

Danielle said...

love love! and um love love the coasters!

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

I like your title :)

This tray is even cuter than the last one!

court. said...

i would seriously buy this from you. wow.

Karena said...

This tray is so perfect!! Love it!!

Joyeaux Noel!

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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

DIY maven, love them you know it! I will eventually try to tackle mine :)

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love these trays. When I save the first post. I gathered all my little supplies, but have yet to do anything. I'm being lazy :)

April a.k.a. "A. Liz" said...

I can't believe you mapped that out so perfectly with painter's tape - I assumed you used a rectangle of wrapping paper or wallpaper! So pretty.

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Lovely after...
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Sketch42 said...

I smell an etsy store in the works!

Averill said...

Oooh your David Hicks-inspired tray would be perfect in my bedroom! And I agree that the glass really does finish them off beautifully.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing this project.
Teresa

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

oh gosh so elegant! adore David Hicks & yes, Allegra as well

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

That is fabulous!! I'm thinking you should open an etsy shop and sell those babies! The David Hicks pattern must have been a doozy - bravo!

KatyO! said...

so great, love it!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I cannot believe you made that- it's so awesome! The pattern came out beautifully!

quintessence said...

Fabulous - I think you need to start an etsy store for the trays with all different patterns - oops - see that sketch42 already had that idea - well you know what they say - great minds...

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Very neat trays, love them! Thanks for stoppiing by:)

Lonely Wife Project said...

You are incredibly talented!

wonderfullydomestic said...

Lovely! I love your trays...every time I see that picture of the orange zig-zag and turqoise container I smile :)

The Zhush said...

You and your trays are fabulous...cute coasters too!

jonalynn said...

I'm thinking you should start selling these fab trays! So pretty!

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Mece said...
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Mece said...

How much did the cut glass costs and where can you get glass cut?

It looks amazing btw!

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LindsB said...

Mece, I had my glass cut at a local glass store and for both of them it was around $14. Check your area for plate glass, automotive, or hardware stores and I'm sure you can get glass cut somewhere locally :)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Both trays are gorgeous - you are quite skilled with the exacto knife!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Both of those trays are amazing! You are so talented...and I love the coasters!

Grace said...

love! you are so talented!!
xx
grace

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Danielle said...

Totally cool! I have been making trays for my son's teachers for the past 4 years and I am always in search of cool trays to decoupage, so I'm wondering where you got your trays...they are fabulous and you made them incredibly cool!

Lisa said...

Lindsay,
I just commented on your other tray that it remined me of some small plates that I have. Then duuuh, I remembered that the plates are in my current post. Have a look & let me know if you have any tips on a tray of this sort.
Love these too and the glass makes it very crisp & expensive looking.
I tell ya...you are on to something my dear!
Happy New Year!
xo Lisa

jes said...

Your trays turned out amazing! I am really enjoying your blog,

LindsB said...

Danielle, I got those two trays at Marshalls or TJ Maxx. They tend you have different trays everytime I go in there so I keep an eye out for the shape and then I just paint over whatever color it happens to be. Good luck!

jandjhome said...

You are my inspiration for today's post. I hope to create something as beautiful as this. These are just amazing.
http://jandjhome.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-end-finds_10.html