Greetings and TGIF! I’ve had a very busy week keeping our little grandson, so I haven’t had a chance to blog, but that’s okay! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute!! But today I had time for a quick little project. Come check out my wood tray makeover!
I hardly ever make time to go to our local Goodwill because usually it’s hit or miss. But last week I stopped in and got a few goodies! Recently I shared my Barometer makeover using paint.
To see the post and details click Here: Barometer Makeover!
One of the other things I found was this wood tray! It’s solid wood, heavy, and well made with built-in handles on the sides. And for just $6, I couldn’t pass it up! And who couldn’t use another large tray? Here’s how it looked as found. It had a dark cherry looking finish, with just a few marks and scuffs. I sanded it down with a light grit sand paper then wiped it down with a damp cloth. She’s ready for paint!
And after a few coats of French Cream Matte spray paint, she’s all done! NOTE: I chose French Cream because I painted our wicker furniture on the loggia with this color and since that is where I plan to use it, I thought it would be nice for it all to match. (Plus I had like 6 cans leftover from the wicker project.)
Here is the tray styled in our kitchen with my new @arthurcourtdesigns pitcher that I won! Isn’t it a beauty? (A shout out to my sweet Instagram friends, Tina @tgighome and Brenda @noisyforeststudio for hosting this amazing giveaway which I won! Yay!)
This tray is such a perfect size so I know I’ll use it plenty this summer! By the way, on the bottom is a sticker that said it was from Hobby Lobby, just in case you are looking for something similar. Or, just check your local thrift store and maybe you’ll get lucky too!
And a quick before and after. For just $6 and one can of spray paint, the tray looks brand new! Since I plan to use it to serve drinks and food, I’ll probably spray it with a coat of polyurethane to protect it from condensation and food spills. I may even add a large monogram in the middle. Stay tuned!
Trays and frames are two of the things that I look for regularly when out thrifting . They are usually reasonably priced and with the magic of paint, can easily be transformed into something special for your home! Well, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo Dell