First of all, I’m not a traditional Halloween girl. I somehow do not like creepy crawlers on my cupcakes or my hutch or for that matter of fact, anywhere. I’m more of a subtle Halloween girl with little touches and intrigue. I’m more of a haunted house that don’t look haunted but scarily is. I’m more of spooky than gore. Am I making sense? Lol. Anyway, all aside, when I found this solid wood tray in a Thrift store for 1$, I instantly knew I had to pick it up. It looked ugly and I got eyes from my sister but I did. And for a long time, I didn’t know what to do with it until yesterday when I bought home an Asian Paint Chalkboard paint. The rest is etched in brush.
A thorough sanding + 2 coats of chalkboard paint + a black and white paper cut out (changeable) on top to give it more character: tell me its not bursting with life! I absolutely love its carvings and its handles. 1$? Really? For a tray made out of solid wood? Long live Thrift stores! This is going on top of an end table as my Halloween/Fall decor. See that orange out there? But more interesting is, do you want to see, how this cam home? Here it is.
You know what? I tried to see this from an angle of “Perfectly Imperfect”, but this was not a careless beauty. This was ugly and it needed love and a makeover to fit in my home theme. Hence, rises the black beauty!
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