Monday, May 13, 2013

Dinner tray REPURPOSED

I have a kindergartner that comes home at 11:45 a.m. famished and ready to eat but loves to eat in front of the t.v. - he deserves it after along 1/2 day of school :)

I found these old white dinner trays = the metal kind that are sort of hinky---in that they are a bit lop sided and have some rusting and dents...good bones and good enough for my little guy...

I pulled out my trusty spray paint and gave it a spray of primer in white then used a fun vibrant color of red (also helps to promote a good appetite) to the tray and did some free hand painting over all of it  - all free hand. The message around the tray reads:

"EAT ALL YOUR FOOD AND PICK UP YOUR DISHES - LOVE YOU" simple and to the point...but no worries after every meal I still have to remind him to pick up his dishes. After all, he is only 5!!!

Like I said one too many times - spray paint is a wonderful thing. It's cheap and can make over and do-up just about anything....

I hope you have a crafty week and come back by again soon.

I am linking this up to the following parties this week...



*Vicki* said...

What a fun project and really great idea!! Looks great!! Hope you had a good Mother's Day!!HUGS :)

Tammy said...

This came out really nice - I love how you took something beat up and made it into something pretty!
I wonder if the tray is magnetic, too? I was thinking about all those refrigerator magnet toys & how it can be used for that, too.

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