Monday, February 21, 2011

Tray Makeover

I bought a plain wooden tray on clearance at Hobby Lobby recently knowing I could make it a lot prettier.  I forgot to take a before picture again!  I know I know, I'll work on that...  {Although, I have to warn you, another project I already started has no before either, but I may be able to find them in an old picture to show a before, we'll see}  Anyways, this was quite a fast and easy transformation.

Before
Picture in your mind, and plain wooden tray with metal on the handle sides. Got it?  Ok.


I spray primed it and then spray painted it with some great spray paint.  Rustoleum American Accents in Heirloom White- love it!
Then I bought some contact paper at Target.  I measures the inside of the tray and cut it out.  Put down a layer of Mod Podge so the contact paper would stick.  And then stuck on the contact paper.


Voila!

 I also sanded the edges a little.



Now I knew jsut where to put it.  The top of our dresser just cannot stay clean.  It's the catchall for putting things down when we walk in.

See?

 Especially the contents of Josh's pockets.
{Minus the candy, I've just been bugging him to take it school and share so we could get rid of it!}

The tray would go nicely here.  It would help hold all this stuff and make the dresser top look cleaner.



Perfect!

Linking up here!

9 comments:

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Looks great Jenna! I could use about 12 of those around my house to catch all my husbands crap;) I keep trying to get him to carry a man-purse(murse), but he refuses. I don't understand why;) Ha ha ha!

Nice solution to your problem.

Miranda said...

SUPER CUTE!!!! I love this idea!!!

Steph said...

Looks lovely! I had seen some trays at the thrift store last week...hope they're still there!

Jenni said...

You're so cute! Okay... come decorate my house anytime! :)

Ani said...

Very cute! I've seen similar projects using scrapbook paper instead of contact paper... That would be neat to do!

TheCraftInMe said...

I like the colors, bright and fresh!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very pretty. Love the contact paper design. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Tina said...

I love your tray makeover. What a creative and stylish solution to the wanton clutter problem we all have...somewhere! Visiting from Creative Girls.

Tasha said...

We totally have that problem with the "empty your pockets" thing all over my dresser too! I have to make this adorable thing! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot! It totally makes my day, and I can't wait to try this! I will be featuring it!
Have a great Monday!
Tasha