If someone asks me which are my favorite places to buy, I would say flea markets!! I love them!! Time seems to stop when I am there; I can get lost there for hours, admiring the things they have, chatting with the sellers and finding hidden treasures.
Not always there are real treasures, but I usually have great finds at a great price. Like this plain tray.
It was in great shape and size, about 60 cm long, and I got it for 0,50 €!! Yay!!
As soon as I reached home, I clean it and painted with some white DIY chalk paint.
While it was drying, I printed a beautiful graphic I found at The Graphics Fairy; make sure you visit Karen, she has tons of pretty images to download. If you want it in a bigger size, click on the image and download it from the link.
Then I transferred it to the tray, the process is really simple and this tutorial will guide you step by step.
The last thing was to age it with some dry brush technique on the sides.
For the borders, I just took a piece of foam and black paint and tapped them. I used the same technique in my Christmas decorations.
I love how it looks now, and if I had to buy it at the store it would have cost me much more than what I paid for it!!
Do you visit flea markets too? What are your favorite things to buy there?
You can have a look at other items I have purchased there and transformed among some of my projects.
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