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Beachy Thrift Store Tray Makeover

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Welcome to a new Thrift Store Series!

When my sweet friend, Kathy from Petticoat Junktion asked me to participate in a monthly thrift store makeover series, I knew this was my cup of tea.

 

Monthly thrift store makeover challenge with your favorite bloggers!

 

You are going to love the line-up!

 

Monthly thrift store makeover challenge with your favorite bloggers! 

Thrift Store Decor Team

Mom4Real | Petticoat Junktion | Our Southern Home

DebbieDoos | At Home With The Barkers |Domestically Speaking

 

This month my project is a Beachy Thrift Store Tray Makeover.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

I found this large, sturdy tray at Goodwill recently. It was only $2.95. 

Trays are one of my favorite things to find in thrift stores. They have so many uses from strictly decorative to functional.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

Before – It looks handmade. It even had a signature.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

Fast forward 3 coats later of Chateau Grey by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Next I used the edge of the inner part of the tray as a guide and taped off an area to do a narrow pinstripe all around. I didn't measure. I just eyed it. I wasn't going for perfection here.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

I printed this adorable crab graphic from The Graphics Fairy found HERE. Print the graphic.

Follow my easy transfer method using oil pastels HERE.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

Now you are left with the image outline to fill in with paint.You can go as detailed as you like, I chose simple. 

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

I painted the pinstripe and the top edge of the tray in a creamy white craft paint. I painted 3 coats.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

The tray even has handles.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

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The crab has multiple coats in various areas in Smitten by Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints. It's a wonderful beachy, peach color.

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

I decided to go with a beachy theme with the crab and these colors so we could take this to our family beach cottage on Caswell Beach, NC. We share the home with my husband's 2 sisters and their spouses. 

Our bedroom upstairs is tiny. We share it with our 2 kids. It is so small that the large dresser does not fit in our bedroom. There is a perfect little nook in the hallway for it. It's like the dresser was made for it. This is where our kids keep their clothes. This tray is going to sit on top of the dresser to protect the top from wallets, keys, phones, etc. Being such a small space, it is imperative to have things like this so everything has a place.

I do plan to go to my home improvement center and have a piece of Plexiglas cut for the center to protect the paint.

The entire tray is protected with 3 coats of spray poly in satin. It is so easy to use. 

I'll be taking the tray to the beach spring break. I'll be sure to add a photo here while there.

Beachy thrift store tray makeover with crab graphic via Our Southern Home

 

Now head on over and check out the other fabulous five thrifty project for this month!

Petticoat Junktion

Debbiedos

Domestically Speaking

At Home With The Barkers

Mom 4 Real

 

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14 Comments

  1. What a great makeover! We live on the water and it would be an easy project for the spring. I have an old holiday tray that desperately needs updating. I would put this on our wine rack with glasses and an ice bucket.

  2. I love your tray makeover. I have two similar that I purchased unfinished at Walmart for a oouple bucks and one I spray painted white and the other I stained. I am going to change them sometime soon to your design. I am beachy/coastal all the way…. I mean since I grew up and now retired here in my beautiful Florida. We are now getting the misty, overcast weather right now. Supposed to be sunny this afternoon again though. Still dark here at 5:38 AM…….. crossing my fingers for sun EARLY! (chuckles)

  3. Thanks so much. I’m ready for the beach, too. We missed 1 day last Tuesday. Then just a 2 hour delay the rest of the week due to the extreme temps. Late afternoon today, we have a big storm coming in. Getting ready to head out for bread and milk! LOL!

  4. Christy, That tray is designer decor now! I love everything about it. You would never know it’s the same tray. I’m ready for the beach. Supposed to snow here again today. I missed a week of college and the school kids have been out of school for 8 straight days now. I’m going to be on the lookout for trays at the thrift store now. Thanks for the idea and for joining the team!

  5. That is beautiful Christy! perfect color and choice for the Season! This was a lot of fun and I look forward to more thrifty makeovers with you gals.

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