Thursday, October 7, 2010

tray love

A week or so ago I found this hideous tray at Goodwill for $1.97. When I saw it I immediately thought of the tray Janell recently painted. And for that price, what do I have to lose?

After a good cleaning I primed it with some Kilz. Then I gave it three light coats of Glidden's "Quiet Rain," one of my free samples from a few months back!

After I had just the right base color I printed out this fabulous stencil from the Jones Design Company Blog. I then shrunk it down to the size I wanted on a photocopier. Once I had the right size I cut it out and began to trace it with a pencil onto the tray.

After it was all traced I went over the pencil with two coats of white craft paint.  Here it is, I'm so thrilled with the way it came out! A quick project and the total was less than $5!


  1. It looks great Jan! I like the stencil you added to it.

    ~ Tracy

  2. fantastic! thanks for sharing where you got that great stencil.. i want to do it on my wall now!! :)

  3. Great post! We own so many trays! Looking forward to meeting you too Jan!!


  4. Love this tray! What a great look and neat way to stencil!

  5. I love using trays, did a great job on this one!

  6. WOW I was not expecting that! It turned out so good! Great job - I've been wanting a new tray (I had an old one that totally fell apart). Now I'm motivated to find one and paint it.
    Love it!

  7. What a great collection of photos! The last tray has got be my favorite tho ;-) I need one of these in my bedroom for all my perfumes and jewelry!

    Oh and sweetie, have you stopped by and put your city info in at LOCATION CENTRAL yet? It's the blog where you're able to see who else blogs in your area.

  8. This turned out fabulous! Great job!

  9. Fabulous!!! You did such a wonderful job, you have me thinking now :)