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 beauties:
Some see trash, but I brake for this kind of trashy goodness…especially when it can turn this old tray into this charmer:
I first painted the sides and bottom:
Then I cut the old pickets to fit using my miter saw and for the longer pieces, my table saw as well…
Then I whitewashed them, sprayed them with a matte sealer, and used a construction adhesive my hubby had to hold them in place. (I share how I white-wash HERE.) I would have used liquid nails if we had had it on hand.
I love the pattern!
The faux lavender came from Hobby Lobby. This is about $20 worth at 50% off.
The bonus to updating an existing tray verses making one from a frame is the hardware is included. These got a coat of Rustoleum satin white spray paint.
I love the color variation of the white-washed pickets against the bright white sides.
This could be farmhouse or coastal. I have a lot of off white in my home since I was working with finishes that were too hard to change, but I love crisp white.
This is just one of several items I’m working on for my booth that will be perfect for the this gift-giving season! I’ll be sharing all of them over the next few weeks. 🙂
I won’t be posting Thursday since it’s Thanksgiving, so I will meet ya’ll here back here next week where I’ll be sharing what I did to update this little box:
UPDATE: Check out how I updated this little thrift store box HERE now!
My amazing friends, I am SO THANKFUL for each and every one of you!! To those here in the U.S. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
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