I read about Mod Podge on blogs all the time.  Not sure why I am just now jumping on the Mod Podge bandwagon, but I am sure glad I am.

A friend of mine was looking for a tray to put on top of an ottoman in her living room.  We looked a bit while we were antiquing one day.  We weren't able to find anything that was the right size and the right price.  I happened upon one in a thrift store soon after and I picked it up for her.

It looks like this now.               

But it looked like this when I found it at Goodwill for $3.00.
Nothing against wine, I happen to love it, but this tray was pretty ugly.

My friend and I went fabric shopping last week and we found the perfect fabric, on clearance, of course, for $4.00/yard.  She bought 5 yards of it and as a thank you for taking on her tray project, she gave it all to me.  I only used a small piece for the tray, so you can expect to see this fabric making an appearance at my house.  Most likely it will be in the form of pillows.  

Before I handed it over to her, I styled it and snapped it few pictures.  
I added a few fall accessories and a favorite picture of my youngest at the beach.  

Being a Mod Podge virgin, I wasn't aware that when the glue dries, the fabric shrinks.  
I was left with a small gap all the way around the inside of the tray. 
So I added two rows of twine to fill it in.   

I like the texture it adds.  

Most likely, I'll become a bit obsessed with the Mod Podge, 
kind of like I did with the Rub N' Buff, here, here and here.  

So tell me, am I the last person is blog land to purchase a jar of Mod Podge?

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  1. How great! I just did my first Mod Podge project today...what a coincidence!

  2. Nice! Totally different look. :)

  3. love it. Any clues on the maker of the fabric? Where did you find it? Thanks.

  4. Great makeover! Love the fabric, it looks like the twine was intentional:) love it!

  5. You may very well be! It's a great project and now that you've dipped your toes into the MP pond, you'll be looking to do it over and over. :) Kudos!
    Visiting from Beth's Tutes and Tips~
    Heidi @ Show some Decor

  6. I was never one of those kids who sniffed markers or inhaled damp ditto sheets (how's that for dating myself?), but I do LOVE the SMELL of Modge Podge! Am I weird?

  7. That tray came out great! I'm still a newbie with that stuff. I've only ever used a couple of times and it didn't work out so well ;)

  8. I discovered MP a while ago and it can be addictive (in a good way) as it is easy to use and can help you repurpose/reuse so many items. Great looking tray and I do love the twine.


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