Happy Thrift Store Decor Makeover Day!
That's a holiday, right? Maybe it should be! It sure is a fun day. I love seeing the creativity of the team members. I know I'm always inspired.
This is the project that almost didn't happen. We returned from a week at the beach on Friday night. Saturday I went Clemson University apartment shopping with my son, his new roommate and his mom. I'm excited about the situation. Woods has been friends with his soon to be roommate since 3rd grade! We had a fun day looking at sofas and ended up going in on one together at Big Lots. That's the biggest new purchase. Everything else will be hand-me-downs or thrift store makeovers.
That's where today's project comes in!
Masculine Tray Makeover
While in Goodwill on Saturday, I picked this up for his bedroom along with a few things for the kitchen. This is a smallish tray and perfect for a bedside table or dresser. It's a little girlie right now for his tastes although it is orange….Clemson colors!
I thought it would be a great place for him to toss his wallet, change and keys when he is home.
It's a simple thrift store makeover using the following items: (affiliate links)
- cleaning wipes
- sanding block
- painter's tape
- drop cloth
- Krylon Chalky Finish Spray Paint in misty gray
- Rust-Oleum Satin in Classic Navy
- Spray nozzle attachent
- Liquid Leaf
- Kindle Paperwhite
You will want to clean your tray with cleaning wipes.
Then I sanded the piece to remove old paint drips and smooth down the painted flowers a bit.
Next I sprayed the entire tray in the Misty Gray spray paint. I used 2 coats. Let that dry thoroughly. It took no time to dry in today's heat.
Then I taped off the areas that I wanted the gray to show on the interior.
Next, I sprayed 2 coats of the Classic Navy.
Let that dry slightly, but not completely.
Remove the tape pulling at an angle.
If you have a few areas that bled through, you can easily fix that. I had a pack of disposable eyeshadow applicators. I sprayed a little bit of the gray paint onto a paper plate and worked quickly to touch up.
Instead of touching up the area around the bottom, I decided to break out the gold leaf paint. It's so easy to use. I applied freehand with a brush that I can just throw away.
The wood on the tray in the center isn't in the best of shape, but with items on it…..it won't be visible.
I like the contrast of the matte gray with the satin navy.
With its smaller size, I think it will work perfectly as a valet to place keys, wallet, change and such by the bed or on a desk. I got this Kindle Paperwhite for Mother's Day and I LOVE IT!!! It has a built in light. I can read it in bed or on the beach with bright sun with ease. It's so light-weight!
Style and enjoy!
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