I worked on my stenciling this weekend. I'm driving myself insane. I've painted then painted over the white tray probably 2 times at this point. I'm not happy with the implementation of my design so I think I'll repaint them AGAIN. I might add the polyurethane and put the tray aside for a bit.
I think when I'm ready to conquer the trays, I need to be less complicated with my design. Paul gave me some advice on the white tray and I didn't listen. And, he'll like this, I should have listened to him! Next time...
I also started decoupaging the lampshades from my vintage lamp. Paul dismantled the lamp - he's going to help me rewire it since the wiring looked a little scary! I've added a couple of layers of rice paper. This week I'll add the rest of the rice paper then add a layer of tracing paper. After the tracing paper, I'll do a bit of sanding then seal them up. The tracing paper will add a smooth surface and will have a nice glimmer to it.
Since we're going to rewire the vintage lamp, I think I'll be able to talk Paul into helping me (more likely he'll do it) wire this floor lamp we bought at a garage sale for $2. It's a gorgeous stand - it just needs to be polished since there's some rust. Then we wire it up and then I'll need to track down a lampshade frame. I can do all of my lampshades at once. I'll definitely pick up some Amy Butler fabric for this shade as well.
I'm still happy crafting - I've just hit some bumps in the road! :-)