Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Breakfast Anyone?

Who doesn't love breakfast in bed? So what if it is usually brunch time before I get out of bed on the weekends.


To get my breakfast brunch in bed, I started with one of these breakfast trays that I picked up at a thrift store and told you about here. As a refresher, this is what it looked like.


I  primed the top with the oil based primer I use on any project involving a laminate surface. It looks like this:

The rest of the tray received a basic white paint coat as primer.

Then I used the same paint I used on my Mod Podge tiered table. It is such a pretty soft blue.


I used my silhouette to make a stencil. That was my first time to use it to cut vinyl and it was amazingly easy. “like butter” I believe is the phrase.
We’ve been doing some camera switcheroo-ing and if I took any pictures after this point, I’ve lost them so lets move quickly. I sanded to give it that worn look. I stained it. I rubbed as much of the stain off as I could. (I didn’t like it much especially on the white of the top.) Then I finished it off with Minwax Finishing Wax. which looks like this:

I really like the finish this gives but I have been having trouble with lint getting caught in it. I was using an old t-shirt to apply and got black link all over the tray. Paper towel works great if you have an extremely smooth surface but another project I tried that on ended up with white bits on my dark grey paint. argh… Any suggestions?

um…where was I? oh yeah, Ta DAA! I took my breakfast brunch on a photo shoot Sunday morning.


The Desert Rose dishes were given to me by my grandma. They don’t really go with the rest of my kitchen (which is red and brown) but I love them so much. I showed you her wedding silver a while back. If you missed it you can see it here.


I really like how painting the white coat before painting the blue allows for layers to show through when lightly sanded.


I picked up this unusual fork and spoon set at a thrift store for $2. The set included two small glass dished with silver trim. I am not sure what the intended purpose of the set was but the glass and silver dishes work well as coasters.


This what the top of the tray looks like when empty. I really love this pattern even though I applied the stencil a little wonky.


And this is what happens when you go downstairs to eat your photo shoot. I feel like my toes are in danger of being licked if I don’t share my toast.
Bring it on pup!

If you like the pattern I used, I made it available for you to download. I made the stencil in two parts to fit my tray. You can easily modify it to fit your need. The bottom stencil can be download here. And the top can be downloaded here.

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  1. I have desert rose dishes, too! :)

  2. Love the color you chose. What a great little project and you can enjoy weekend after weekend!
    Thanks for stopping by today.

  3. Who loves breakfast in bed? I do! I do!!

    The tray came out fantastic, I love it! I won't be walking right on by those anymore, what a great idea.

  4. I totally adore the tray! As I was reading your post, I wished I had a Silhouette machine- and then I get to the end and see you have made it available to download! I also really like the china and fork and spoon set. Cute dog!