I was so lucky to find this tray in good shape at Goodwill. It was a blank canvas just waiting for a new look.
This tray was $3.99! Such a good deal.
It had great dentil details around the border.
Although the flaw in one corner desperately called for a paint over!
I saw this placemat at Superstore. It had just the right blend of modern and classic I wanted to revive my tray. You can see in this photo that the placemat was too big. Not a big deal to fix at all.
Tray Placemat (preferably one that can easily wipe off spills) Spray paint Scissors and ruler Poster Putty
With two light coats of black spray paint and trim off the placemat with a pair of scissors, I had a new tray that looks like this:
I gotta admit that I like this one better than tray #1, primarily because there were no mistakes with using too much Mod Podge. Ugh.
The dentil detail still looks good! Just a bit more polished now.
I decided to use some Poster Putty here to hold the placemat in place; just in case I wanted a new look down the road. I can easily switch out this placemat with something different and won't have to ruin the tray at all.
And now... let's bring in the Before and After action! C'mon, we all love them!
What do you think? Pretty fantastic, huh?
Total time: TEN minutes!!!!!! Not including dry time of the paint, of course. This hands-on time included two coats of paint, cutting the placemat to size, and affixing it to the tray with Poster Putty. Could not be ANY easier and faster!
Total cost: The tray was found at Goodwill for $3.99. The placemat was picked up at Superstore also for $3.99. I already had the paint and the Poster Putty, so that cost nothing extra. After taxes, this tray cost me a total of $8.84. Woohoo! I also have leftover placemat material. Wonder what I can make those into....?