Sep 21, 2009

What a Weekend!

What a super busy weekend we had! We visited the American Girl store at the Mall Of America on Saturday (had a blast, although whoever invented these dolls are crooks, lol:), spent the night at friends in Blaine and then Sunday went to a Twins game (*snore*). It was a great time with the girls, and of course *I* had a blast at the AG store too:)

I am linking over to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality and Twice remembered for Make Your Monday

I had gotten this wooden tray from a thrift/antique store last year, and I LOVED the Americana theme, However, I am some what getting rid of that theme, so I decided to paint it, and stencil our last name initial, and the year we were "established", lol. Turned out great!
This one I bought this summer at an antique store also, but it was a very light yellow color that just did not go with the colors in my house. I spray painted it, and stenciled the number 5 on the side of it. I filled it with some of my tobacco tins that I collect and set it up on top of my cabinets in the kitchen. Looks much better!
Amazing what a can of spray paint can do!


Victoria said...


I'm loving what you did with the tray! I just bought one at Goodwill today so I might have to do something similar. :)

I also love the holder with the number stenciled on the side.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Such a cute idea with the tray! Never thought of that! ~ Ashley

Kim said...

Just came across your blog recently and I'm really enjoying it! I especially like your recipes. I made your wheat bread - very good!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome looks wonderful! I need to make something with the year that my family was established...Oh, I think I might an idea. Come by for a visit, if you have the time, thanks.


Audra said...


What a fabulous job. Repurposing items no less! I may have to borrow this idea for a few things around my house. Really love your blog!

Kammy said...

Great job - love the personal touch !

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how cute! They turned out GREAT, and I love the stencilling -- lovely touch.

Anna said...

very cute with the new paint on the tray!
Yes, I know about the evils of American Girl dolls ;) I have an 8year old girl and we've been to the Dallas store twice

Anonymous said...

I Love spray paint!! It is amazing what a can do do for so many things! Just look at blogland!!


Alicia said...

Spray paint is amazing isn't it? I never knew you could paint wood and plastic with it until I started blogging and visiting blogs. Is there anything you can't do with it? Great job.

Twice Remembered said...

Very nice! I love adding letters and numbers to things, too!