Saturday, March 10, 2012

Toile Lazy Susan

This tray started out as a lazy Susan style silver tray.  It was pretty the way it was, but I liked the way the sides of the tray were totally vertical and I decided to re-style it.  I painted it a dark gray color except for the bottom of the tray, and that was painted cream so the toile would show on a light background, and then I covered it with my homemade tissue paper made from a toile print hand towel made by Caspari click here.  I purchased the package in the charcoal color.  I just purchased it a couple of weeks ago so I know it is currently available.

I cut out the main section of the pattern and pieced it around the tray and then took snippets of the pattern to fill in so no paint would show on the tray bottom.   Then I decoupaged it three times so it has a good waterproof layer to protect the tissue paper.
Tissue paper right off the ink jet copier.

I used gesso on the gray sides and underneath the tray to give it an aged appearance and to soften the dark gray.  To get more information on gesso application, visit Rosemary at Villabarnes.  I've been visiting her site a lot and she has wonderful projects.
I love the result.  I can think of a ton of things to do with this lazy Susan including putting it in the middle of my work table with pretty containers for pencils, scissors and other crafty items to keep them near when I'm working on a project. 

Now I have never done a give-away on my blog and I have a couple planned for spring, but in celebration of my upcoming vacation, I am willing to part with one of the hand towels in this package so you can make your own homemade tissue paper.  Just leave a comment on this post and I will have Pat at the shop draw the winner randomly as soon as we return on St. Patrick's Day.  One other thing, you must be a follower of this site to qualify.  I know it's a little give away, but it's a start.  I will be visiting Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina with my daughter.  I can hardly wait.  My sweet husband will be holding down the fort while I'm away.  The blog will carry on in my absence so please stop by for a visit.

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Bliss said...

Another winner. Do you put stuff in your friends shop at Westlake Village?


Betsy said...

Oh yes, count me in! I love what you did to the tray, it looks so good with all the patina on the pretty silver. Thanks so much for visiting my blog:-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Throw my name in the hat! I saw that tutorial, but never thought any further like you did...You can copy anything on tissue paper, now I get it, and your project is fabulous!!


SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

Wow I would love to join in your giveaway! Hope you have a good trip
susand1408 at googelmail dot com

Gail said...

What a lovely blog you have! I've really enjoyed my visit here and I'm now one of your newest followers. Looking forward to following along.

bella said...

I would love to win your giveaway. I am a new follower. My email is

victoriantailor said...

Love this! great inspiration for all the shabby things I want to do, hope I can get a chance to do this, thanks!

Marie Arden said...

All your projects are so pretty. Do you teach any classes? I always enjoy my visit to your blog