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.
You are going to love the line-up!
Thrift Store Decor Team
This month my project is a Beachy Thrift Store Tray Makeover.
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.
Before – It looks handmade. It even had a signature.
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.
I printed this adorable crab graphic from The Graphics Fairy found HERE. Print the graphic.
Follow my easy transfer method using oil pastels HERE.
Now you are left with the image outline to fill in with paint.You can go as detailed as you like, I chose simple.
I painted the pinstripe and the top edge of the tray in a creamy white craft paint. I painted 3 coats.
The tray even has handles.
The crab has multiple coats in various areas in Smitten by Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints. It's a wonderful beachy, peach color.
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.
Now head on over and check out the other fabulous five thrifty project for this month!
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