Those are usually the times when you find the best thing you never knew you needed! Especially if it has that pretty little red clearance tag on the back.
Recently I spotted a $10 goodie and decided I would try and Mod Podge the ugly out of it.
I have no idea what someone was
Funny thing is, it wasn't clearanced because it was ugly...but because the glass was cracked. Since I planned to cover that up, it didn't matter to me.
Here's the supplies I used:
How much do you love that fabric?!? I plan to use it on a project in my living room...but that one is much more laborious than this one....so it waits.
First I covered the eyesore with white paper (I was afraid the image would
Then cut the fabric into the size needed:
I didn't worry too much about it being a perfect fit with perfect edges. Like my kitchen cabinets I jazzed up with fabric, I always use a trim to finish out the edges and cover my imperfections. I applied a really thick layer of Mod Podge to the backside of the fabric, then carefully aligned it on the tray.
I used Fabri-Tac glue to apply a strip of ribbon to each of the long sides of the tray. For the other two sides, I wanted to be sure there was a clean seam on the exposed ribbon end, so I folded over a 'hem' and glued it down:
I'm really happy with how it turned out:
So happy in fact that I spent the rest of the night running it all over my house and creating different vignettes for it (Don't judge! I admit my crazy!):
Doesn't even look like the same tray, does it?
One more time Before:
And glamorous After:
Have you rescued something from the Ugly Stick lately?
***I'm sharing this with Jen's Trash to Treasure party!***