Blog Post Trade-Off: Make the Best of What's Around

Hi there!  My name is Tanya from Make The Best Of What's Around. This is my very first time doing a guest post. I am so excited to be blog swapping with Holly @ Life As A Thrifter. Like Holly, I too am a thrifter. I love finding old, inexpensive things and giving them new life. Today, I'm going to share with you a makeover of a tray I found at a Habitat For Humanity Store. If you'd like to view the original post, you may do so {HERE}.
 My husband picked this dingy old thing up at Habitat For Humanity.  He knows what I love.
 I gave the tray a good sanding and chose to spray it with Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze.
 I used a block sander and distressed the edges. I like more of a rustic look.
 To make it nice and cheery, I Mod Podged some bright and a little vintage looking paper to the bottom of the tray, let it dry and...
it now sits on my kitchen counter where I use it to hold my coffee accessories.  I can't go a day without have a cup of french press coffee. 

This was a very frugal project. You can makeover just about anything with a bit of paint, Mod Podge, and cute scrapbook paper.

Thank you, Holly for allowing me to be a guest on your lovely blog.  If you'd like more frugal and fun ideas, come visit me @ Make The Best Of What's Around.  I love meeting new blogging friends! 
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  1. Thank you Holly! The post looks great :) I scheduled mine to post at 3:00am Pacific time, however it did not. It finally posted at 7:00am(wierd?). Thanks again. I feel honored to be on your blog!

  2. Very cute tray. Love the paper you chose.


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