$5 Thrift Store Tray Makeover

Hello lovely Friends! I've got a cool little makeover to share with ya'll today! On the same trip where I found the large basket I shared a couple of weeks ago, I also picked up this tray: I rarely pass up a good tray and for $5, all this tray needed was a little TLC, so in the cart it went. The bottom looks like a cool metal, but it's actually just paper. I decided instead of trying to remove the paper to get a decent  painting surface, I would just cover it up. Enter these two … [Read more...]

Swap it Like it’s Hot {Halloween Edition}

Hello lovely Friends! It's that time of year again...time to Swap it Like it's Hot!! I absolutely love this game. If this is new to you, basically a bunch of awesome bloggers buy thrift store treasures (or not so much) to send to each other to be reinvented.  For our last round in the Spring, I was given these goodies from my friend, Shanna from Restoration Redoux: And I turned the wood items into this pretty addition to my garden: See more of that project HERE. I am including … [Read more...]

How to Make a Tray from a Frame {My Best Selling Tray!}

Hey there, crafty Friends! Do you know what the top two sellers in my booth are? The first is chalkboards, hands down. A close second is trays. Buyers love things that serve a purpose. (No pun intended there ;) ) Today I'm sharing my favorite and best-selling DIY tray. I first made this tray about three years ago for a Get Your DIY On challenge and have continued to make them for my booth ever since. That original post is buried so deep in my archives, that I thought I'd share another similar … [Read more...]

Coastal Tray Makeover

Hi Friends! Are you up for a thrifty makeover today? I found this super large oval tray at the thrift store  a few weeks back. This thing is really big! It was $12, but I just had to bring it home: This was gorgeous at one time, but had really started to show its age, so I decided to give it a completely new look: Doesn't even look like the same tray, right? I painted the tray in a mix of Annie Sloan's French Linen and Pure White. Then I created this graphic in Photoshop … [Read more...]

DIY Bead Board Tray

Happy Easter, Friends! Last week when I shared my Romantic Flatware Box Makeover, I mentioned that one thing besides flatware boxes that I can't pass up is a good frame. I have a huge stack of them. Today is March Madness Thrifty Makeover #27 and up for a makeover today is, you guessed it, a frame! I spotted this pair of frames and knew immediately that they would make perfect trays, and trays always sell quickly in my booth. What was even better is that they were only $1.25 each! Here … [Read more...]

DIY Tray from an Old Picture

Hey there, sweet Friends and welcome to the very first day of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series!! Are you ready? I am!! If you missed this fun series last year, every day in March I shared a thrifty makeover. You can see them all HERE. Some were small and some were not so small, but a good before and after is always fun to see, right? This year, I'm starting things off with a pretty DIY tray that I made from an old picture. I sell a ton of trays so I make a lot of … [Read more...]

Numbered Tray

Hi sweet Friends! I'm back today as promised sharing what I did with this tray I found for $5 at the thrift store: I can't even tell you how long this has been hanging around my garage! When I did my super cleaning a few weeks ago, I found it again. Our Get Your DIY On theme this month is Numbered and Lettered projects so I knew this would be a great candidate for this challenge: I decide to fill the bottom with random numbers! I love how it turned out! I created … [Read more...]

White-Washed Reclaimed Wood Tray

Hi there lovely friends! I am still catching up from this past weekend in Atlanta at the Haven Blogging conference.  It was a total blast seeing all my favorite blogging buddies again. I'll be back soon to share some fun pics! Today I am sharing what I did with this yard sale frame, and these old fence pickets I scored from a house that was being renovated: Can you see the price tag on the frame? That's one whole dollar. Score! I saw this frame as a tray right away. I started by … [Read more...]

DIY Scarf Tray

If you were asked to use a scarf in a new way, what would you do? That's how a lot of these transformations happen around here. A fabulous blogger comes up with a fun idea for a post and invites a bunch of other bloggers to join in the fun. Ms. Lauren of The Thinking Closet (who really is super fabulous) and her blogging pal, Vanessa from Tried and True hosted Scarf Week last year during the Discovery Channel's Shark Week. This year to make it even bigger and better, they invited a bunch of … [Read more...]

My Favorite Decorating Tool

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my very favorite decorating tool. My décor enthusiast friends and I are talking about decorating using trays for this month's challenge. This is not really a challenge of course! Decorating with trays makes creating the perfect table vignette so much easier! Check out this cabinet top display: Not too bad, but how about now?... I love how a tray adds another layer and grounds the vignette. By the way, I am NOT a professional decorator lol. This is … [Read more...]