So get ready!
If you remember from Throwback Scrapbooking Thursday I picked some promising "lifts".
One of the them was the printer's tray.
And I've had it forever, well ok a couple years at least, because honestly, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them. I used a baby wipe and found it was just a smidge dirty from hanging out under my desk for a couple whiles.
I decided that I'd go with white because I'm a copycat but mostly because the recipient has white decor. One coat wasn't getting it even though I was going for the shabby chic look. I love shabby chic- it makes me swoon.
I decided another coat was needed with maybe a couple more paint overs for fun because I felt it looked - well smeared.
I stopped here because I was tired and really wasn't feeling it. Now I'm wondering if I should've left it black. However, since I was tired and annoyed that I was tired, I decided to let it perculate and see if I'm feeling it later. Although in hindsight I'll be putting pattern papers in there so I maybe didn't need to paint the entire thing.
Now I all I need to do is pick pattern papers, embellishments and photos.
The easy part.