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« on: December 24, 2011 07:13:00 PM »

Last Christmas I found three bargain priced wooden trays in the Wal-Mart clearance aisle.  They had a rather  "Plain Jane" appearance so I used acrylic enamels to paint a veritable flower garden on each of them.   After painting them I was worried that the colors were a bit garish.  I gave them a protective coat of acrylic & I found that the spray somehow reacted with the finish already on the trays & changed the bright colors to lovely muted tones.  All of the recipients seemed pleased with their gifts but neither daughter uses her tray for serving.  The firstborn uses hers to hold items on her bedroom dresser while the lastborn has found a place for hers on the coffee table where it holds a few of the treasures she's collected from her travels.

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011 07:17:31 PM »

oooo very pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011 10:38:02 PM »

Don't you love happy accidents?Smiley These look wonderful.

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011 11:47:20 AM »

Those are really beautiful.   Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011 10:07:34 AM »

These are absolutely gorgeous!!! You did an awesome job on paining. I have a huge metal tray painted in this style that I adore. Lucky lucky daughters!!!
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