Thrift Store Tray Makeover with Shiplap

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?

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I started this makeover by visiting Home Depot for a few of these:

I lightly sanded each slat with 220 grit sandpaper and then used Minwax staining cloths in Walnut to stain the slats:

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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.

Then I cut the slats to fit the bottom of the tray with my miter saw. I sanded the raw edges smooth and painted everything in two coats of Fluff by Dixie Belle:

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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:

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Luckily there was no need to cut any of them widthwise as they fit perfectly!

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Now the bottom has a look of shiplap!

This whole setup looks so inviting on our island…

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

My thrifted ironstone always makes for a pretty prop…

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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!

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I kept the original handles to this tray;  I just painted those as well…

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

If you missed it, you can see the before and after of our kitchen HERE! Such a HUGE difference and it is all DIY!

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Our light fixtures came from Amazon HERE.

https://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/kitchen-makeover-reveal/

 

https://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/kitchen-makeover-reveal/

This was a super simple makeover that didn’t take that long at all!

Thrift Store Tray made over with shiplap from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com
And here’s the other one I redid just like it before…it was in far worse shape when I found it:

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:

Grandma’s Side Table

Sewing Machine Table Makeover

$6 Thrift Store Bench Makeover

$6 Rooster Lamp Redo

$10 Yard Sale Chair Makeover

Drop Leaf Table Makeover & How to Apply Sealer with a Sponge

Child’s Wicker Rocker Redo

$2 Thrift Store Box Makeover

$5 Estate Sale Stool Redo

Thrift Store Step Stool Makeover ( & How to Whitewash!)

Thrifty Basket Makeovers

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! 

XOXO,

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  1. Cecilia from Georgia says

    Wow! You are over the Moon on this piece! I love the embellishment on the bottom, it ties it all together. This beauty is a style would be perfect in any home. Nice job!

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