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.

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

You probably can’t see how badly it needed a makeover…

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

But here it is up close, kind of ugly and in need of some tlc.

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

So I gave it a coat of heavy duty primer.

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

Then, I used two coats of the same creamy paint that I used on my pretty little stool makeover.

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

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.

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

Then I used a sponge brush to apply the same paint I used on my bedroom walls–Behr Ultra Pyramid Gold.

Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking
 Ta Daaaaa!  I think it looks so cute and fresh now, and it only took a few minutes total.
Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking
 I like it sooooo much better!
Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking
Here is how it looks gracing my porch. It always amazes me what a little leftover paint can do!
 Tray Redo, Rummage Sale Tray Makeover, Joyful Homemaking

27 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. This is sooooooo cute! This year I totally fell inlove with musterd yellow and I have always loved stripes.

    Beautiful!

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

    -Peggy

  6. Such a cute transformation.

    Discovered you via the Shabby Creek Cottage link party and am now following your wonderful blog!

  7. Super cute, I always pick up trays at thrift stores because they can look so great after a revamp! Love those sunny yellow stripes.

    ~Carrie (www.makinglemonadeblog.com)

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. It’s party time over at Debt Free Mommy’s blog! You are invited to join the party by linking up anything related to making your space a better place for you and your loved ones. Please join us at Making Space Mondays at http://www.debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com. Link up starting at 9:00 (central time) tonight. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

  10. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. I love this tray.
    Debi

  11. Turned out great! Hoping to do something similar soon!

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