I'm Not So Good with Mod Podge

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!!!

I am starting to think I should tell y'all my goals for the week more often. I didn't want to go through the embarrassment of not accomplishing my goals, so I actually got started on my tray project yesterday. If you missed Monday's post, click here :)

I followed a tutorial that I found through pinterest, which you can find here!
A few facts:
1) I get VERY SCARED to do ANYTHING DIY...Don't ask why. Maybe it's because I haven't attempted a whole lot of things without a partner in crime? Or maybe it's because I feel like my stuff always looks homemade and dorky? I am not sure.....but I have this going against me :(

2) I am deathly afraid of Mod Podge. In fact, I didn't even know what Mod Podge was until a few months back from always reading Tonya's blog....oops :)

3) I used an old tray that Josh bought prior to us dating. Honestly, I was kinda tired of looking at this dark, "bachelor-pad" tray. Plus, I was happy that I had a one already and didn't have to go buy one. Also, if I messed it up, I knew it wasn't going to be a biggie, because this tray was old and I never really liked it much anyway!

4) I used Mod Podge Gloss.

5) I bought my fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics for $3.99.

6) I watched 4 tutorials before getting the nerve to try it myself!

I'll spare you my own tutorial, because the link I shared with you, from Maggie's blog pretty much explains it all :)

Here are my before photos:

Getting antsy waiting for the tray to dry!!!

Here are my afters:
This wasn't really an after shot...this was more of a "waiting for my project to dry" shot!

What do you think? Not so bad, huh?! My pattern was a tad bit crooked because I was rushing so the glue wouldn't dry as I put my fabric on the tray. You can't really tell because I have a few things on my tray that disguise it quite well. Any questions? I'll be glad to help you! Hopefully I will get better at working with Mod Podge in the future.

Last, but most certainly not least, I want to invite you to a Foodie Friday link-up party THIS Friday over at Magan's blog, A Touch of Class :) Magan is one of my dear friends from high school, and she is a lover of her husband, her pup, fashion, travel, and food! With that said, join me this Friday as she hosts a link-up party for your favorite recipes! I'm deciding what to share :)


Miss Charming said...

Cute tray! (Hooray for conquering Modge Podge.) It would look great in my living room as the fabric you chose matches my drapes.

*Butler, Party of 2* said...

Ahhhhh, love the tray! SUPER cute!! I am dying to get some modge podge and get to crafting....I wanna make some coasters! :)

Thank you for the sweet comment today. You are a doll! I hope 2012 is a GREAT year for you. Holler if you ever have any questions...I'm sure you'll rock it out with your fitness & nutrition this year.

The Arizona Russums said...

the tray looks so good! i've been wanting a big tray for our ottoman. maybe i will have to try this!

Val said...

Your tray came out wonderful!!! I love it.

Kylie Kreikemeier said...

This tray looks great! Good job! :) I'm officially your 61st follower! That's exciting :) Glad I found your blog through living in yellow.

Happy January! xoxo - kylie


Ashley said...

this turned out so adorable! you did a great job!

bnfunky said...

Thanks for all of the love, y'all! Our home is a work in progress, and I'm trying to DIY a lot of things!!! If you have any suggestions, please share them with me!!! Hope y'all are having a great day :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love the paper you selected, it is so cute! good job on conquering your fear. now you will result how modge podge can change your life. now i need to find a try that i can refurbish

Tonya said...

You are seriously too cute! And your tray turned out fabulous! I love it & I love the fabric choice! GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the shout-out to btw!

Megan @ Tales of an HBS Wife said...

the tray looks awesome!!

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