On a trip to goodwill awhile ago, I came accross this tray.
I really had no need for a tray, I was just DIY hungry. I knew with a little spray paint and mod podge, this tray had potential. First I taped down the inside with newspaper and painters tape and gave it a quick sand to get any large pieces of dirt off.
I actually primed this first in order to get a better spray paint effect.
Next was figuring out how to cover up the sunflowers. I had this wrapping paper lying around that I had gotten at Michaels awhile back. It would look perfect. Not too much contrast.
However, once I applied it with mod podge to the tray, it started to mass wrinkle. Wrapping paper wasn’t thick not to adhere and not wrinkle. So I had to search out other options. I then went into my small stash of scrapbook/cardstock paper and found this.
The only downfall was that one piece wasn’t big enough to fill the entire space so I had to line up designs and use 2 pieces. You can see the crease in the tray but when taking a step back, it’s really unnoticeable. Plus, I figured there would be stuff on the tray so unnoticeable was my justification.
Once the tray was complete, I had to figure out where to put it. Our house is in desire need of tables (dining room table, end tables, coffee tables, console table, you name a table, we need it).
So it’s sitting on our coffee table in the living room (the coffee table that I eventually want to get rid of but for now holds a bunch of “random” things since it’s our only one).
Here is a final before/after comparison.