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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