This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape for Bower Power’s Frog Tape Fridays. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Yard sale season is upon us and I could not be more excited. I love yard sales more than any other thrifty shopping experience. Maybe it’s because of the personal stories that are found when you paw over someone else’s cast off goods. Maybe it’s because the prices are ridiculously low. Maybe it’s because usually there is fresh air, warm sunshine and the yard/garage/driveway turned into makeshift stores. Whatever the reason, this is the season to break out your quarter jar and head out for good deals.
I found this watermelon tray at a recent estate sale. It was marked $1 and I was there right before the sale was supposed to end…so I offered a quarter and the lady happily agreed. Most times at yard sales, they throw in things for uber-cheap or even free at the very end just to avoid having to move it back inside the house or drive it to a donation site.
I sanded it down and primed it to get rid of the watermelon motif. I dig watermelons…I do…but it looked especially rough on the outside and the corners…so a makeover was in order.
I knew that I wanted the bottom of the tray to be different than the edges so I broke out the regular green Frog Tape to protect the edges from any stray paint.
Then I used a little stencil brush and my Martha Stewart stencils to create a little pattern on the bottom.
In the end, I loved how it looked. It was perfectly imperfect…and much more updated that Sir Watermelon.
This is about when Jeremy walked in and said “oh, another white tray huh?!”. ‘How many white trays could a girl possibly have?’, I thought. I started counting in my head. When I got to four..I quickly replied “No way…this one is gonna be…um…uh…red!”
And then I broke out the sensitive surface yellow Frog Tape and some red paint.
Now it looks way more updated and makes the perfect serving tray for a couple drinks and a small appetizer.
In order to protect the tray from future chipping or wear-n-tear, it’s a good idea to use a protective clear spray.
I honestly can’t wait for the next yard sale…let’s all pray that there are lots of ‘quarter finds’ for us all! And a strawberry daiquiri waiting for us when we get home 🙂