Today I’m here to share how I made them look so lovely and bright, and where I put them to make a pretty holiday decor with an old tray.
What I used:
And for the rest of the project:
- Old plastic bells
- an old silver tray
- chalkboard paint
- traditional clothespin
- A green ribbon
These old bells were part of an old Christmas decoration that I found at the house. It seems we accumulate things over the years and after a while they start to look outdated. But that does not mean we should automatically throw them away. I was able to pick and choose what to keep and then upcycle them, just like these bells.As you can see below this is how they started out. The bells were made from cheap plastic in a goldish tinge. Yuk!
The How -To:
It gives a nice look to the bottom rim of the bells and also makes the design stand out much more.
I grabbed my trusty chalkboard paint and painted it black. A few coats and it was covered. Now I could have gone the full route, and I just might in the future, but for now I left it just plain black.
I love the distressed beauty of it. And I can always add chalk to it and cure it to turn it into a chalkboard.
This has to be my perfect project, it’s got upcycled bells, a repurposed tray and is in the holiday spirit. What else could I ask for?
I hope you will pop on over to Brenda’s blog Unique Junktique and check it out. She is so talented and really knows how to transform furniture.
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