Thrift Store Tray Makeover

5 Materials
$5
2 Hours
Medium

I visited my usual Goodwill store and found this tray for $3.99. Cute, but not my style. Sorry rooster but you have to go. It is time for a makeover. Read on to see what I ended up doing using only things I already had in the garage or in my craft bin.

Step 1…

First, I spray painted it white. It took several coats to cover up that cute little rooster. Again, sorry rooster.

Step 2…

Next, since I am into all things coastal and nautical I decided to ‘beach this up’ starting with this anchor stencil I had. This stencil was left over from when I refinished these bar stools. I also used left over paint from my August Thrift Store Challenge when I refinished this piece for my dining room. This blue color is called English Channel. While I was doing the stencil I also painted the edges and sides of the tray.

Step 3…

Lastly, I could have left well enough alone, but thought it looked a little plain. Back to my craft bin I went where I found this wire jute rope ribbon. Not sure why I had this or when I bought it, but obviously I knew I would use it somehow for some project. This tray was it.

I wrapped the rope around the handles to make it look a bit more nautical. This rope has a wire in it so it was easy to wrap and make sure it was tight. Then I glued the edges to the tray using my glue gun just to make sure they stayed.

And here is the finished product. I styled it a few different ways for you to see how I will use it in my home. I hope you enjoy! Not bad for only spending $3.99!

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