April 27, 2013


Hello World! Aaaay! I've been super thrilled for this moment for quite some time now. Today is the release of 'Days in Lifetime'. I'm Tabea and with this little fun project I just wanna dive right into that whole big blogger world and share what's on my mind. I love everything craft related and spend waaaay to much time on Pinterest pinning all kinds of DIYs - and pictures of cats... I do love cats. Anyway, I really just want this to be a fun little outback for me and also a motivator to keep me on track with writing and creating. Because yeah, there's a little procrastinator in all of us, isn't it? 

Okay, so for my first post I wanted to share one of my recent projects with you. When it come to beverages I'm definitely on the just-a-water-please-side, but whenever I'm crafting, reading or doing homework I do love me a good ol' cup of tea. Peppermint please! This girl loves everything peppermint.

Because balancing a can of hot tea (I tend to have more than one cup at a time) + a cup up the stairs almost ended in tragic accidents multiple times in the past, I decided it was time to come up with a solution. I found this tray at my local thrift shop for about 1 Euro and gave it a little make-over. So grab an old tray and follow along! 

What's needed:
   • a tray (that can be painted with acrylic paint) 
   • black & white acrylic paint
   • brush & paint roller
   • masking tape
   • ruler
   • a sealer of any kind

Sooo this is really rather simple, but I'm in love with the bold stripe pattern. (1) Gather your supplies. (2) Give your tray 1-2 coats of white paint, depending how much the old color/pattern shows through. (3) Use your ruler to mark sections of  3-5 cm (1-2 inches) with a pencil, carefully tape them. (4) Use your black paint to fill untaped areas. Let it sit until the paint is dry. (5 - not pictured) Take off the tape and use your brush to seal the whole thing. I don't know about you, but spill tea all the time, so for me this step was a must!

Woohoo! With this easy DIY there won't anymore burned hands & you have classy way to serve tea to guests ... or just yourself. Feeling fancy is always a good thing! For me this little project was kind of a life saver - kind of, you know ;)

Hope you enjoyed it and check back with me some time for more fun and games and DIYs! 

Lots of Love, Tabea ♥

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