MacKenzie Childs Inspiration #4

This (above) is my MacKenzie Childs Inspiration #4. It's a courtly check tray that retails for $50. And I think it's just too cool especially since I love black and white check. It just pops when used against any color. Plus it's fun.

But again as you have seen in my Inspiration #1, 2 & #3...not the price! So, I started off with a $1 garage sale tray. It had glass in the bottom along with a piece of wood. There was a needlepoint of roses in between it, but that became this pillow (below) Sorry that I didn't take a before picture.

Below is the finished tray with the glass on top so it is easier to clean. I painted it to look like MacKenzie Childs Courty Check, my favorite style of all their designs.
 It's being used on my kitchen counter and goes so well with the teapot that I also painted Courtly Check!

For $1 and a bit of paint and sewing, I got a tray and a pillow out of it. Enjoy

Linking up to Kim's B & A Party
Linking up to Dana's Strut Your Stuff Saturday  
Linking up to Gina's Transformation Thursday 
Linking up to Lorie's Show & Tell Saturday
 Stephanie Lynn's Sunday Showcase Party


  1. Terry, you rock! I do not have one of the trays, but I would love it. However, I like the idea of painting it even better. Plus, with the glass on top, you don't need to worry about scratching. I need to read your other MacKenzie-Childs inspirations! I am a new follower :D

  2. Awe, I love it! I'm really into the whole black/white check, I'm just scared to do it. I guess I gotta try this one. =)

  3. Great look and what a deal! Thanks so much for joining the party this week. Could you add a link to it please so others can find the party.

  4. My goodness! Beautiful changes on both items. I love that black and white checked tray. I may have to borrow that idea myself!

  5. Ouuuuuuu I love it!
    You inspire me!

    Smiles, Dolly

    P.S. drooling over the dresser you found at a garage sale! Its fabulous!!!!!

  6. I love it! I'm hooked... I'm your newest follower!
    Susan @ homeroad.net


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