I finally got around to fixing up my tray over the weekend that I found on a recent Goodwill trip.
I started by sanding the top a a little to try to remove the Christmas decals…I still feel guilty about it.
Those little buggers were on there to stay. I think they are actually rub-on’s so I couldn’t peel them off. Sanding was the best option.
After a few light coats of primer, I realized that I was going to have to cover the base of the tray with something. The outline of the decals were still showing through…baby Jesus included. Was that an omen?
I hope not because I covered the entire tray with flat black spray paint and added a fun piece of scrapbook paper to the bottom.
The paper was originally straight up black and white which was a little too perfect looking to me. After attaching it to the tray with Mod Podge, I dry brushed the paper with watered down craft paint.
Then, after the paint dried, I coated the paper with Mod Podge. To finish the piece and give it some water resistance, I coated the entire tray with Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear in satin.
I really love the way this $1 find turned out. The supplies for my spruce up were all on hand so I guess you could say the total cost was still around $1!
Oh and thanks to my hubby for the pretty flowers! Can you believe they have lasted since Easter Sunday?
I’m linking up to:
Kimba’s DIY day
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