Hey y’all…after the hard working of getting our house ready for the real estate market, Honey Bee and I have been exhausted. It really was a lot of work but as you know it paid off because we have a contract on our house.
Compound this with working on Jennifer’s closet for the One Room Challenge™, I have just about reached my physical and emotional limit LOL. Jenn and I have had a couple of design challenges and we will tell you all about them on Thursday.
I found myself in desperate need of a distraction by way of retail therapy. I felt the necessity to have my creativity tank filled-up. Lord knows I don’t need anything for my house being that I just purged so much. Plus the fact that we are getting ready to move. I was thrilled to have a wish list in hand of items Jenn wanted for her closet design. This was the perfect opportunity for me to go to my Happy Place …HomeGoods
One of the first aisles that I typically like to check as soon as I enter the store is the clearance aisle in the home section. I saw this heavy ceramic pie plate. Needless to say a pie plate was not on Jenn’s list.
But, dresser accessories were listed. The closet has copper accents throughout and an idea immediately struck…This pretty pie plate would make a great jewelry tray. And I could add copper leaf to the plate rim to tie-in with the other closet materials. Did you see that this plate is only $4.00?! Definitely within budget.
The beauty of my recent purge and clean-up is that I found and discovered things I didn’t even know I had…like this copper leaf. I purchased some fabric at a yard sale years ago. I used the fabric but didn’t realize there were other contents at the bottom of the box. This package is so old that it is faded but I knew the copper would still work.
I have never done any gilding or leafing before but I was up for the challenge. I “painted” Mod Podge around the entire rim of the pie plate. I let it dry for just a minute and then I began adding the copper to the adhesive. Admittedly I need to get better with my smoothing technique, but for my first time I thought it turned out pretty well!
The copper is so pretty…
This jewelry tray will be on a white dresser in the new closet…
This project only cost me $4.00! I already had the leafing and the Mod Podge! Plus the added bonus that this project only took minutes to complete.
I hope that Jenn likes it as much as I do!
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