Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shhhh.... they're sleeping....

I have been up for 4 hours already and the only noise
was Master Whimsy stopping by from his sleepover
 to take some allergy medicine!
 Ahhhh, Bliss!

I started by reading some of The Girl Who Played with Fire on my Kindle. Then it was time to catch up on Farmville and Facebook, then on to my blog reading.
I got to Tammy's blog Type A and inspiration struck!
I have a tray that I have been wanting to alter,  
some antique sheet music I picked up at Easter,
and some chalk paint I wanted to play with.


I slopped on some Château Grey the music.
"An elegant greyed green, this is the colour found in French woodwork. "
to the Dress Me Up tray from Southern Living at Home
Distressed the paint, and then Mod Podged
After all was dry, I waxed the tray. Then tried to choose some ribbon (which was the hard part). I didn't find anything in my stash that I love.
I guess that will wait for another day....

Have a Blessed Weekend!

Linked to:
Keeping It Simple


  1. I have been wanting to try chalk paint I read about it on lots of blogs.

    I think you have to have the wax that goes with it to get to a certain color?

    like the tray and will watch for the ribbon effect

  2. I just use Johnson wax and it deepens the paint a little. There is also a tinted wax... but totally optional!

  3. Oh boy that looks great. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. I love that color too in the chalk paint. That stuff is addicting.

  4. Very pretty and whimsy!...Christine

  5. Wow, your tray looks really fantastic! I love how chunky it is, and I love the color.... I have got to try chalk paint! I'm visiting you from Debbie's newbie party. ~ Yvonne

  6. This turned out great! I haven't tried the chalk paint yet, but definitely want to! I'm visiting from Debbiedoos and am now following you.


  7. This turned out lovely. I've seen a few projects with chalk paint and I'm sure I'll try it out eventually. I'm visiting from Homemaker on a Dime.

  8. Very pretty. The color is perfect. I keep my eye out for sheet music all the time and never find any. I'm a new follower from Debbie Doos.

  9. How neat! I'm dying to try chalk paint, but there aren't any retailers near me. Your tray looks awesome!

  10. I love your tray redo! I'm a big fan of music and I think this would be perfect for me. Anytime you're tire of it - let me know! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. The chalk paint is ADDICTINGGGGG Ladies! It is well worth the investment. It is so fast and easy. Many of the stockests will ship for you and I know Michelle at WOnderfaux will ship free w/ a $250 purchase. Get a couple of your girls together and you will have enough! Let me know when you try it!

  12. I love that! I might try it on my new tray, which I'm so addicted to using!

    Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the hop. Hope you can stop by sometime. Consider linking up with us on our Crafty hop. Here's the link:

    Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

    Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


  13. Just beautiful! I love anything with sheet music!

  14. I love the way the tray turned out! I was unfamiliar with chalk paint until I read this, and now I really want to try it. Thank you for sharing! I'm a new follower.

  15. How nice! I have a tray waiting for help.

  16. Love your tray! And your comment about the quiet time! I know where Cypress is! I have a friend that lives there & I want to go visit her studio next time I drive down there. I live in the DFW area! Nice to meet another Texas Blogger.

    This is my first Show Off Your Cottage Monday & I hope to join in again soon! Charlene

  17. I just got a tray at gw can't wait to do something like this!

  18. This is adorable! Just found you through Debbie's blog. I see we have a few things in common. I grew up in Houston. Misplaced TX girl in GA but trying to get back as fast as I can! lol I'm also in education. Enjoying browsing your blog and am now your newest follower. I'd be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a nice day and a nice summer vacation!

  19. Whytney, Your tray turned out fantastic. The woven fabric around the sides adds a great touch - not to mention the sheet music. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I am a little behind commenting...but I have featured this last week. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn


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