Coastal Makeover For a Thrift Store Tray
My latest Goodwill find is a simple DIY makeover for an ugly tray. The pretty part of the tray? It was twenty-five cents!
When I saw this tray, I wasn't very interested in it. The base had some kind of fake wood finish on it and the metal band around it was dull with a little rust. I didn't think it was worth the effort it would take to transform its look. That was before I looked at the price. It was marked at .50 and that day was half off day on household items. For .25 it seemed a lot more appealing!
I cleaned it up using some TSP Cleaner, then wiped it down and it was ready for painting. I used Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Paint + Primer in Sage Green spray paint.
Once it was dry, I sprayed it with Krylon Matte Finish and allowed that to dry. After it dried, I used a brush, stencil and chalk paint to add the anchor to the center.
After two coats of chalk paint, I was happy with how it turned out. I gave it one more spray with the finish to seal it and protect it.
I'm always looking for inexpensive ways to add coastal decor to my home. Using paint-a crafter's best friend-I managed to do just that.
I already had the stencil and paint, so the total new cost was only .25.To see more, I'd love to have you visit the link below.
- Thrifted Tray (Goodwill)
- Spray Paint
- Spray Finish
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