Apr 1, 2012

Bunny Tray




This little tray was my very first thrift store purchase with crafting in mind. I don't have a before photo, but it was a small brown scuffed-up tray, and I thought it would be good for holding small items on my craft table. I was surprised how two coats of homemade white chalk paint brought out curvy lines and pretty proportions that I hadn't even noticed before. I liked it so much more after painting it, that I paired it with my favorite vintage bunny drawing from Dream Digital Designs.

Now, it's one of my favorite possessions, and I wouldn't think of parting with it!


You just never know how something from a thrift store can be transformed into something special. 


One man's junk really can be another man's treasure! 






















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I'm linking up with these great parties

Monday                                                           Wednesday
The Bunny Blog Hop at                                     Faded Charm
 DIY by Design                                                Ivy and Elephants                                           
At the Picket Fence                                                          
 French Country Cottage
On Sutton Place                                              
and                                                  
Nifty Thrifty Things                                           
DIY Showoff 
The Girl Creative 
Dear Lillie 

Tuesday
Elizabeth & Co 
Tip Junky
Coastal Charm 

Thursday
The Shabby Creek Cottage 
From My Front Porch to Yours 
aka Design 

Friday
French Country Cottage  
Common Ground 
At the Picket Fence 
The Shabby Nest

36 comments:

  1. I know easter is right around the corner but this image reminds me of alice in wonderlands white rabbit, which i am a big fan of.
    It`s so cute!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  2. I am in love with this tray. It looks so awesome and vintage. Great image. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop!!

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  3. Das ist ein interessanter Blog, der mir gut gefällt.
    Und du machst großartige Sachen. Das Tablett mit dem Hasen ist wunderschön.

    Viele Grüße und schöne Ostern :-)
    Sophie

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  4. I LOVE your vintage style and fun DIY projects! Beautiful job! And your note yesterday made me smile: about cleaning up the blog for company! Love that! ;) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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  5. Laurel - I love this tray! Can't wait to browse through your blog. I'm your newest follower!

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  6. HOW VERY CLEVER...lOVE THIS TRAY AND THE ADORABLE BUNNY...BUT I CAN NOT FIND IT ON GRAPHICS FAIRY...COULD YOU SEND ME THE EXACT NAME OR LINK...MANY THANKS..

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  7. On my blog I write an adult fairy tale about OSWALD, GENTLEMAN RABBIT. Today I saw his face on your tray. You are a very clever, creative and thrifty woman. Someone after my own heart. Your loft space is spectacular. Congratulations. Virginia

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  8. Very cute and great makeover for spring!

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  9. Very cute tray! I wouldn't want to get rid of it either!

    ~Trisha

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  10. Just found your blog! Love all of your ideas and your crafty ways. Have you shared the recipe for your homemade chalk paint somewhere? Would love to give it a try. Thanks!

    Kim Johnson

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  11. Just precious! Happy Spring! ~Liz =)

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  12. Oh that is just so darling!! I want one too now! :-)
    Vanessa

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  13. I have never painted something like this so I would love to know how you paint it. Do you sand it first?? What type of paint do you use? Do you use two coats or more? Gees I have so many questions. Very beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Love this tray! The rabbit is so cute. Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everyone will love it...

    Jody

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  15. It's a delightful tray! I love that bunny print too! Happy Easter!

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  16. That is adorable--love the vintage drawing!

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  17. Love these little trays! I really love that bunny though! Gorgeous!

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  18. I LOVE this, it is just so adorable...love rabbits!

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  19. Wow! this is sooo pretty...I love the distressed look and the bunny graphic is absolutely gorgeous!Thanks for sharing this treasure with us and for your visit. Happy Easter to you!~Poppy

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  20. That bunny tray is the cutest thing ever...I just adore the unusual shape...what a cute Easter addition...Love it...it should be mine you know...lol

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  21. Oh I love this!! I would leave it out all year! Just beautiful!

    Lou Cinda

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  22. LOVE this project and thank you for letting us know where you got the image from. I just added it to my favorites on Etsy. Thanx for coming to party!

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  23. Thank you for becoming my latest follower, I hopped over to look at your blog and have joined and added myself to your linky followers.

    You have a cute cottage, it's reminded me I must put some photos of my home on my blog...love Tucker, just a wee bit bigger than my little Poppy who is also black but a tiny schnoodle.

    Lee at www.leecarolineart.blogspot.com

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  24. Super cute! I always have more attachment to the pieces I've worked on too. I'm now following you on LF...hope you'll come visit me too! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  25. It's perfect for Easter, and I appreciate you sharing your source for the bunny.

    "Hopping" by from Shabby Nest - nice to meet you.

    Lisa

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  26. Hi Laurel, your tray is really delightful. I wanted to thank you for you for the lovely note I received in my email about my blog, it was so unexpected but really appreciated as I work hard to try to bring lovely inspiration to my readers. I will sit down when I have a little time and look for something to share on my blog from yours and link back. I love this tray but a little late now for this easter, I am sure I will find something else delightful.

    Thank you also for becoming a follower.

    Last night I added a "community" page to my blog, I will post all about it but it is interactive and like minded people can join comment, add links and such with regards to Interiors/crafts/food/art. It's at the top of my homepage, I would love for you to check it out as so far I am the only person in the community lols.

    Thank you again for your kind words, they made my day!

    Lee ☺

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  27. I love it- sharing it on FB- Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  28. This tray is fabulous! Happy Easter!

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  29. Adore your tray! The lines are fabulous and the color paint and your graphic is so charming.

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  30. I found your website through Dear Lillie and I'm loving it! I just started following. I love to find things at thrift stores and making them beautiful! Your bunny tray is the cutest ever! ~ Jamie

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  31. Your tray was a great thrifty find and gosh you really made it cute with the darling bunny graphic!

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  32. love this laurel, it's gorgeous!

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