Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts "Metamorphosis Monday" every week, highlighting cool before and after projects that bloggers have undertaken. I've enjoyed looking at these many times before, but this is the first time I've ever participated. I have a little project I'd like to share.
First, the background: My husband works for a Swiss bank, and last summer he had business in Switzerland. Happily, we were all able to accompany him on the trip. It was a wonderful time for all of us.
One thing we brought home from our trip was a handful of beautiful postcards of various places we visited while in Switzerland. I love vintage travel posters, and I scooped up postcards that were reproductions of the posters. I wasn't sure what to do with them after we got home, though, until inspiration (finally!) struck.
I remembered this old tray that I've had for many years. One of my uncles made a set of these for my mom eons ago. I happened to have this lying around.
Not the most beautiful thing to look at these days, but still very sturdy even after all these years.
So I employed that most useful of tools (black spray paint) and a little Mod Podge, and now I have this:
A cool, useful serving tray and a fun reminder of our wonderful trip! For no investment other than a can of black spray paint, a bit of my bottle of Mod Podge, one disposable foam brush, and about an hour of my time. I love it.
And I love Susan's whole idea of metamorphosis. It's such an encouragement to me to see examples of things that have been changed and made new. It reminds me of one of my favorite verses in Scripture, II Corinthians 2:16: ". . . Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."
Thank God for transformations, big and small.