Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tray with Me

So during one of my delirious thrift store outings, I came upon this little honey in all it's lime green and floral beauty. I had been searching for a sturdy tray to put on our ottoman in the bonus room for beverages etc. It was perfect! You are gonna slap yourself when you see how easy this is!

I raced home, threw open my spray paint cupboard, picked a nice satin black and away I went....
filling my garage with paint fumes (it's raining as usual here in Seattle). Alas, it was beautiful but...

boring. The little orange dots from the center of those gorgeous flowers also showed up as I was too lazy to sand the darn thing. Hmmm....how can I "fancy" it up a bit without doing anything permanent because most likely I'll want to change it some day. The creative light bulb went on again and I ran to Lowes.

I bought one faux ceiling tile in a tarnished silver finish. I cut the tile to fit inside the tray.

Isn't she a thing of beauty? Now I can pop it out to wipe it off and when the mood strikes me change the tray to a whole new look some day. Fresh strawberries anyone?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. This is beautiful! You are so smart.


  2. Oh, I want to copy that! I love it!