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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Great job on the tray. Stopping by from Craftomaniac Hop. New follower! Blessings… Saved By Love CreationsReplyDelete
Love it....like the lighter look better!ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm so glad you were able to transform your tray as well! Your's looks awesome! I'm loving the blue and white combo :)ReplyDelete
How fun and fresh!!!~ I love the stencil. Thanks for sharing at the party. Have fun!~ReplyDelete
luv the quatrefoil tray very pretty.ReplyDelete
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super cute! what a fun project. this post would be so great at my weekly blog party. I'd love it if you joined me!ReplyDelete
What a great project! Looks wonderful. I wish I was sitting on the deck with a drink being servied on that tray right now :)ReplyDelete