Last year I came across a sweet tray at the thrift store and snagged it up for only $2.00. You can read more about it here, but I sprayed painted it black.
I decided it was time for an update. I saw a great idea here of how I could spruce up my tray a little. I used a free quatrefoil pattern that you can find here. I printed it out on my printer and then cut out the image like this.
I spray painted my tray with Krylon's semi-gloss white.
Then using a pencil I traced the image on the tray. This was a little time consuming, but not as bad as I thought - maybe 20 minutes.
Then I used some Baby Blue Americana craft paint and a small brush and free handed filling in the spaces. I did two coats of the blue. Sanded down the edges and a light sanding on the surface and it was done.
Don't look too close or you'll see all the imperfections in my painting ability, but I thought it turned out pretty cute. It will be great to use outdoors and for carting food back and forth from the kitchen to the picnic table.
I just love it! And the best part - it was free - I already had all the supplies on hand. Just a little face lift to my $2.00 tray. What do you think? Not too shabby eh?
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