Oh my gosh, I am so finished with winter.
We have gone through snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, lasting for weeks.
This weather has been horrible, a birthday spoiler, a cabin fever maker, a junk food eating enabler!
I did manage to pull myself away from our warm fire to work on a few projects, and also to have a bit of much needed alone time. Love my husband bunches, but being together all day, everyday, for weeks, is difficult at times!
It only took one simple completed project, to get me feeling so much better.
You all know I love trays, and another favorite of mine is buffalo check things, especially black and white.
Using, of course, a thrift store frame, a small piece of leftover wrapping paper, and some Hobby Lobby handles, all that I needed to create and complete.
The first step was taking the frame apart and giving it a thorough cleaning, inside and out. It was in new condition, so I did not need to paint the frame.
I did sand the edges, all around, so it did not seem so perfect, and added a bit of stain to my sanding.
The buffalo check paper was cut to the size of the inside mat, and a bit of glue added to secure.
Added the galvanized handles with some shallow screws from the inside, reassembled, and my project was complete!
Love the way it turned out, it really is as “farmhouse chic” as any tray I have seen in stores and online.
I really love the farmhouse look, so popular now, wish I lived in a small farmhouse home somewhere wonderful!
Trays can be used in so many ways, love it on my wicker chest at the foot of our bed.
Less than $5 to complete.
One step, one project, I feel better now, ready to move on to other fun creative things!
It is really true, that just taking that first step, can be the beginning of changing any part of our lives needing a push of encouragement.
Now maybe I can use my own words to encourage myself to get on that much needed treadmill!
The sun just came out, around 49 degrees today, “Oh Happy Day”!
Love you all!