Shabby Chic Fleur De Lis Repurposed Tray

Take an ordinary tray bought at a thrift store and make it extraordinary. I needed a backdrop for one of my many iron fleur de lis home decor pieces. They are very heavy so I needed something substantial to put them on. This tray was perfect and the perfect size.

I spray painted it with Rustoleum 2x Paint and Primer in Heirloom White. Then I antiqued it using Valspar dark wax. I then sanded some of the paint off the edges and also added Antique Gold Rub n Buff to the edge of the tray and also to the fleur.

The piece de resistance was the little crown I added to fleur. I will try to sell this at our craft booth along with the easel. The easel matches so perfectly, that I didn’t want to separate the set.

It needed something special added so I added a CROWN.

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Make a Table from a Garden Statue

I found this Angel Garden Statue at our local flea market. It was by accident that I decided to turn it into a table. I had it in my craft room because I wanted to paint it bronze and put antique gold rub-n-buff on it. I ran out of paint before I finished so I set it aside out of my way for when I mixed more paint.

Below is the only picture I took BEFORE. I had to snap one while I was showing it in my Flea Market Haul.

Here is what the statue looked like when I bought it. Nothing wrong with it. But now it is much more elegant and I plan to leave it inside instead of outside in my garden.

I also had this round disc plaque I bought from Lowe’s that I had used in a craft show as a Monogram Sign. I was tired of the sign and it had never sold. So I wanted to repaint it and refresh it. I placed this round wooden disc on top of my statue to get them both out of my way while I was doing other crafts. Voila, a perfect little side table I thought.

The round wooden disc before when it was a Monogramed Wooden Sign.

After I decided I wanted a table, I painted the round disc in bronze too. First I used Rub-n-Buff on the statue. I didn’t JUST use my favorite Antique Gold Rub-n-Buff. I mixed the gold with the Silver Rub-n-Buff. I love how it turned out. It is kind of a champagne color. I put a squirt of each color on a plate and mixed it together BEFORE I rubbed it on the statue. I kept mixing the two on the plate the same way throughout the whole project.

For the table top, I used two different stencils and I used a brush instead of my fingers to get the Rub-n-Buff onto the project. See more details and pictures below. I have also linked the Facebook videos explaining more.

Here is the facebook video of when I purchased it (my flea market haul): Click Here

Here is the facebook video of when I finished it: Click Here

Below are the supplies I used:

Bronze paint is a mixture of regular craft flat black paint, copper metallic paint, and gold metallic paint. You can use any brand.

The two Rub n Buffs that I mixed together. Fairly 50/50.
Here is the large stencil that I used.
Here is the small stencil that I used and really put the Rub n Buff on heavily for this one.

I hope I inspire you to CREATE something out of what you might already have stored in your garage! lol… I love that Goodwills, Salvation Army, and flea and antique markets keep hidden treasures out of our landfills. If it’s good wood, especially, REUSE, REMAKE, REFRESH, REFAB it!

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Mardi Gras Fleur de Lis

I painted a Mardi Gras Gnome and now this Fleur De Lis. With MOST Mardi Gras Celebrations being cancelled everywhere because of COVID 19, there are not too many people putting up decorations. But I wanted to make a couple of projects so here is my last one for the year. Keep scrolling for info on how Mom and I made this.

Here it is hanging on my white garage door.

For those of you who are not from Louisiana, (I am originally from Texas, so I had to learn all the Louisiana/Cajun Culture) here is some info on the fleur de lis.

Here is a little info about the Fleur De Lis from Wikipedia:

The fleur-de-lis, also spelled fleur-de-lys (plural: fleurs-de-lis, or fleurs-de-lys)[pron 1] is a stylised lily (in French, fleur means “flower”, and lis means “lily”) that is used as a decorative design or symbol.

The fleur-de-lis has been used in the heraldry of numerous European nations, but is particularly associated with France, notably during its monarchical period. As France is a historically Catholic nation, the fleur-de-lis became “at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic,” especially in French heraldry.[4] The fleur-de-lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France. In particular, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph are often depicted with a lily.”

Wikipedia

Mom and I began this project with a piece of craft board from Lowe’s. We used the same board for our triple hearts and this Fleur de Lis. It is quite thick and heavy. I have a couple of wrought iron Fleur de Lis hanging in my garage. We used one as a template. Then I painted it the three colors of Mardi Gras. It took several coats of all three colors to get the saturation I wanted.

I had painted the whole project yellow as a base coat.
It did take several coats of each color.

I blended and blended until I had each color blended with the next color. It was just too flat to leave plain purple, plain yellow, and plain green. I was going to paint circles or swirls or polka dots on each color but after blending, I liked it as is.

I blended lighter green and lighter purple for the sides and mixed in some yellow too.
For the middle, I blended green on one side and purple on the other.

I couldn’t find any ribbon in Hobby Lobby, so I bought some decor from the Dollar Stores and made a ribbon. Plus I had the purple mesh ribbon. I think it turned out cute.

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