Tonight I decided to venture to the thrift store just to browse (dangerous idea I know) and I of course found something that needed a re-do!!! I knew I just couldn't pass by this adorable tray that was only $2. It definitely needed some TLC, as every thrift store item does! I checked out with the darling little tray, came home, and popped out my spray paint.
Here's the before...after it's been sanded.
It has a glass covering which obviously wasn't on at the moment since it was about to be painted! I thought this would be the perfect size tray to have dessert on, or a small breakfast in bed (if I could only convince my husband!!) After I sanded it down I reached for my spray paint and I chose (wait for it....) HEIRLOOM WHITE!!! You're shocked I bet? Me wanting WHITE wood?! LOL :)
After two little coats of heirloom white (thank you Rustoleum!!) I had a cute new tray!! As you can see in the above picture the is an oval cutout in the middle. I had a few thoughts as to what I wanted to do with it. I thought about adding scrapbook paper...but then I thought what about if I wanted to use it in a different room and it didn't match that room...and since the glass cover wasn't the easiest to take off, so that's a NO. I then thought about adding pictures in the center, but I couldn't quite get the display looking the way I wanted. So my last thought (which was actually my first thought but I didn't want to be predictable) was to paint it with chalkboard paint. Ok, I KNOW I have an obession!! But when you see the final result, I think you will agree with me on this choice.
Here she is!!
GORGEOUS right?! I decided to add this cute little saying to it and I think it's just the perfect touch!! I have really been wanting to have a tray around the house and I couldn't be more pleased with how it ended up, and for $2 it's a steal!!
For now, this cutie is sitting center stage above my oven!! I am hoping this will motive my husband to bring me breakfast in bed...maybe?? Ok, one can ALWAYS dream! :) Thanks for checking up on my latest re-do and as always I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!
Lots of love from me to you!!
P.S. I added this post to the following blogs. Check out each blog & other great posts!!
Trash to Treasures Party at Along the way with K+J.
Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land