Rummage Sale Tray Makeover
I picked up this, sort of pitiful tray, for a couple of dollars at a church rummage sale, and I showed it to you from a distance on my screened porch.
You probably can’t see how badly it needed a makeover…
But here it is up close, kind of ugly and in need of some tlc.
So I gave it a coat of heavy duty primer.
Then, I used two coats of the same creamy paint that I used on my pretty little stool makeover.
After debating whether to pretty it up with scrapbook paper or paint, I decided on some painted stripes. So I taped it all up with painters tape, just eyeballing it as I went.
Then I used a sponge brush to apply the same paint I used on my bedroom walls–Behr Ultra Pyramid Gold.
Ta Daaaaa! I think it looks so cute and fresh now, and it only took a few minutes total.
I like it sooooo much better!
Here is how it looks gracing my porch. It always amazes me what a little leftover paint can do!
I love this! What a change. The good thing about it is that I think I can do it. I’m good in the needle arts, but paint brushes hates me, my clothes and anything near it!
Wonderful! The stripes are simple and classy. Thanks for sharing!
That turned out really cute! I would love to find a tray like that. What a transformation!
I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:
Have a great day!
That’s an inspired makeover. It turned out great.
Oh the power of paint! Cute makeover. I especially love that you slanted the stripes.
This looks fabulous! Lovin the fun, yellow stripes.
I just love it! I’ve been trying to find something like this for my coffee table. I’d love one for my patio too 🙂
I have a list of things to look for at the thrift shops lately 🙂
What a cute tray! Great tape job! Man, you got those lines straight!
This is sooooooo cute! This year I totally fell inlove with musterd yellow and I have always loved stripes.
This is so cute – nice job! 🙂 Visiting from jugglingactmama.blogspot.com – found you on the Titus 2 Tuesday link up – hope you’ll come visit me too 🙂
That turned out great! I love stripes… you have some pretty good eye balls to get such straight lines!! I am so glad I found your blog.. I am your newest follower!! If you have time I would love for you to check out mine!
this is so cute, great way to re-purpose!
I love the yellow stripes! I need to keep my eye out for cheap trays now. :o)
Great idea. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Adorned From Above
So cute!! Now I need to go find me a tray 🙂
Wow! I love how a little paint changed this completely. Saw your link on Delightful Order.
What a great idea. Now I’m anxious to go to a rummage sale!! I’d love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It’s a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
Beautiful job! Love the clean lines of the stripes. Thanks for sharing
Love it! The yellow stripes are perfect.
Nice! I am in the process of doing one of these too. You have me some inspiration.
Such a cute transformation.
Discovered you via the Shabby Creek Cottage link party and am now following your wonderful blog!
Super cute, I always pick up trays at thrift stores because they can look so great after a revamp! Love those sunny yellow stripes.
I need to look more into the potential things have that I no longer want, and start making them over, because this looks great! I can’t believe the difference. And I love the stripes. I’d love for you to share this at my Throwback Thursday party. http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-3/
I hope to see you there! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
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I absolutely love this recycled treasure. The simple diagonal stripes are adorable.
Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. I love this tray.
Turned out great! Hoping to do something similar soon!