This is a really cheap garage sale find, a beat up serving tray, that I scored for only .50 cents. When recycling and repurposing you have to look beyond the initial shock or first impression, to figure out what to do with the item. I have seen this tray going from $14.00 or much more!. So the next question you may ask yourself is, what can`t paint do? I cleaned the tray with soap and water, and let it dry completely, before applying one coat of primer.
The purpose of recycling this service tray, was to protect the Mid-Century Bench Style table. I bought it at a thrift store, and it was all over covered with water marks, you can see it here.. After painting the borders with a sample paint that I bought for $1, from the “oops” section, I applied a wallpaper sample from the Chiang Mai Dragon line. This paper goes with one of the pillows I made for the sofa, that you can also see here. This is a thrifty project that I made: black spray paint free from another project, + $1.00 for the Valspar sample, + .50c for the tray, + $7.00 for the wallpaper sample= $8.50 total cost.
One coat of Mod Podge in Matte and voala!!
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