Who’s ready for a thrifty makeover today?? Always, right? Me too!
Sweet friends, today I’m sharing another Haul of Shame project. For those of you that just joined us recently, this pile of treasures I’m currently working through is made up of things from my own stash that I have hung onto for ages… some of them even years!
This tray is one of those items, but only because it was buried and I had forgotten all about it:
I redid one very similar to it a few years ago. This one was the same price as that one at $4.99. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
The liner in the bottom looks like metal, but it is actually some kind of embossed paper with a finish over it. I decided to cover it altogether.
Anyone for tea?
I started this makeover by visiting Home Depot for a few of these:
I did this so that when I painted over them, the stain color would show through and not raw wood. These staining cloths are perfect for this application since they dry super quickly.
And if you have small hands like me and are in the market for a pair of gloves to work in, head to the cleaning product aisle at Walmart…these are Great Value brand and come in sizes small and up! They are my favorites when I need to protect my hands.
You can see this is not a bright white, but a more muted version I like to call vintage white. I sealed everything with Gator Hide by Dixie Belle using their blue sponge applicator. I used the Gator Hide since this tray could possibly be used to carry cold drinks and might be subjected to moisture.
Then I added the slats to the bottom of the tray using Loctite adhesive:
Luckily there was no need to cut any of them widthwise as they fit perfectly!
Now the bottom has a look of shiplap!
This whole setup looks so inviting on our island…
My thrifted ironstone always makes for a pretty prop…
I scored 35 pieces of this pattern for $6.25 at Good Will several years ago. Isn’t that crazy?? I remember the price so well becuase several of the pieces still have the price stickers on them ha ha! Many of the plates were discolored so I guess that’s why, but you can’t tell when they are stacked, and that’s all I do with them anyway!
I kept the original handles to this tray; I just painted those as well…
If you missed it, you can see the before and after of our kitchen HERE! Such a HUGE difference and it is all DIY!
Our light fixtures came from Amazon HERE.
This was a super simple makeover that didn’t take that long at all!
See what I did to this one HERE! (I think I like it even better, but shhh…don’t tell the other one!)
And we can cross another of the list!!
Remember when this pile seemed so big that I might never get it all done?? Only three items left!
If you missed any or want to revisit any, see them all at the links below:
I know many of you have been waiting for this next one. I’ll be back with my Furniture Fixer Upper girls on Thursday sharing this headboard:
You will not believe what I paid for it!!
UPDATE: See what I created with this beauty HERE now!
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