Tray Chic!

Hey, Hey!! It’s your thrifty girl here.. First off,  I want to say thank you to all those who voted for me in the Krylon Paint #miycontest.  This past week- that was the only thing on my mind, and thanks to your help I took 3rdplace – whoohooo – My goal was 1st place, but better luck next time for me.

now that’s over with, I finally decided on the look I wanted for the 4th and final tray.  Remember a few weeks back I started on the makeover of these four cranberry trays:

Here are three of the new looks

This Jonathan Adler tray retails for $150.00 – no offense- but REALLY???   smh…

It’s very similar to these Pier 1 trays that I got for $5.00 ea during a clearance sale years ago



and this Pottery Barn (looks for less) sells for $29.95


I fell in love with the glossy white, so I sprayed it with two coats of Rustoleum glossy white.  I also added a special touch to it.   Oh sure, I still have plenty of the wallpaper samples, but for this one I decided on shelf liner paper.  It’s durable, wipeable, and beautiful.

Contact Brand Grip Prints Non-Adhesive Shelf Liner, Virtu Black, 18" x 4'


Here is the finished look for the tray

Hand-painted the edges with Martha Stewart Metallic Gold for that extra Midas touch

The vintage gold-rim glasses are the perfect touch for this serving tray


So now it’s “Tres Chic”


Has anyone decided to do a  tray makeover yet??   If so… please share…

These tray designs are also featured in my Steller Story 




4 thoughts on “Tray Chic!

  1. Hi! No…no tray makeovers here. I’m not as talented as you when it comes to this, and I don’t dare mess up a perfectly good tray because I was silly enough to try!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    $150 for a tray??!?!??!! Dude’s trippin’! You know that’s a shame!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations on placing in the contest! I voted for you!!!

  2. I like this one because the sharp lines of the tray are balanced with the black circular designs and the wipe-able surface means it will hold up really well. It will probably keep the decanter from sliding around, too. This was an interesting series of posts – showing how the same item can look completely different with the use of color and design.

  3. Great on the win! You work wonders with paint. Next time first place. Love your trays. Your Steller story is really nice. I saw a large round copper tray with brass handles at a home interior store for $7.99 on clearance and put it down, continued shopping, thought about it…as I went back to get it, a lady was walking up to the cashier with it. I pinched myself for not getting it.

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