On a recent trip to Goodwill, I came across an old tray.
It was white with lots of gold stars. Not my style. But I liked the size of the tray.
I knew with a little spray paint, this tray could go from trash to treasure.
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If you guys haven’t noticed, I have a thing for green. So of course I wanted the tray to be green.
Supply list for a tray makeover:
- Paint, I used Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover Paint + Primer Stain Green Apple
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloth or tarp
How to spray paint a tray:
1. Tape off any trim you don’t want painted.
I liked the gold trim on the tray, and I wanted to keep it.
The gold stars, not so much. Those were getting painted over!
So I started taping the tray to protect the gold trim. This was the most time-consuming part of the project, especially in the corners where the tray was curved.
2. Spray paint your tray.
The actual spray painting part of the project took about 10 minutes total.
I put a tarp down on the driveway so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting paint everywhere.
I spray painted the bottom and let it dry.
3. Spray paint the other side of the tray.
Then I spray painted the top, and let that side dry.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
I did a second coat on both the top and bottom – and all done!
GET THE LOOK:
Since a popular question I get is “Where’d you get that?!,” here are links to the same or similar sources:
- Wall color: Camelback by Sherwin Williams
- Counters: Blanco Canvas quartz
- Green spatula
- Cabinet hardware
- Curtain rod
- Window valance (DIY)
Have you spray painted anything old lately?
It’s such a fun, easy way to upgrade something!
For more spray painting projects, check these out:
- Fourth of July DIY silverware jars
- An easy dresser makeover with spray paint and new hardware
- How to spray paint a nightstand
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