For quite some time now, a small round tray has been one of those hoped-for items on the back of my mind as I rummage around thrift and consignment stores. No luck and I couldn’t even find one in retail stores. Admittedly I did not look online where I’m sure I would have found plenty. Sometimes you just want to happen upon the perfect tray at the perfect price, you know? Last week my patience paid off when I was browsing at Goodwill.
This is what it looked like when I found it.
I wasn’t going for the ethnic mood that this tray exhibits, but for $1.99 I could afford to experiment with it. All it needs is a coat or three of paint.
Once home, I got out my go-to paint, Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White. After cleaning the tray and removing the sticker and it’s glue, I brushed on the first coat of paint. I love that you don’t have to sand or do any prep before using chalk paint. It did take three coats to cover up that bright design.
Afterwards I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear wax. And I achieved exactly the look I was going for!
I don’t think I will ever have too many trays. Large or small, they add style and organization to any table.
I’m trying to finish off a few projects that have been hanging around too long. My motivation is to finish them all before getting caught up in the holiday rush.