We are a young couple remodeling our first house...one outdated / ugly thing at a time. This blog documents our remodel projects and ideas.
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3.28.2011

Spray Paint + Mod Podge = Best Friends

I'm back, reporting in on another super easy, super thrifty, super cute makeover. The lucky makeover item this time is a thrift store tray. Doesn't it just scream h-e-l-p:
 Yep, I thought it needed a funky makeover. Rustic wood and a deer silhouette...no thank you! This little tray is going to get the works - spray paint and mod podge. And the best thing is that I already have all the supplies, so this $1 tray makeover only cost $1. First I sprayed the tray a bright blue....and sprayed...and sprayed. I think it took 4 coats to get the bare wood completely covered since it kept soaking up the paint. I probably should have primed it first.
 The tray already looks 100 time better, but still not good enough. After the tray was dry, I cut a piece of leftover fabric to cover the deer silhouette. I really didn't want to see that anymore...not really my style. And after the fabric was cut, it was time for phase two - mod podge.
 I covered the bottom of the tray with mod podge and then stuck the piece of fabric down. Then I gave a good coat to the top of the fabric. Set the tray to the side and let it dry.
After the mod podge dried, I added one more final detail to the tray - a thin strip of ribbon around the bottom of the tray. This really crisped it up and made it look more finished. I hot glued the ribbon and then added a final coat of mod podge to the entire tray.



One dollar, that's it. Spray paint and mod podge really are best friends.

26 comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

They are my best friends too! It looks great!

Susan said...

Excellent makeover! Where will you use it?

Katie said...

Love it!

trimblehouse said...

Hi! I found your blog through the Picket Fence blog site. I love this project. The tray looks so much better!

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

that turned out really pretty and funky! love the price!

Kim @ Gussied Up Vintage said...

I love it! You'd never know there was a moose hiding under there! (i'm your neighbor from POPP!) :)

Jaime Shackford said...

Think I am going to have to try this tomorrow! Great idea!
~jaime
http://okla-home-a.blogspot.com

southernscraps said...

Great makeover. I'm still on the hunt for a tray from my thrift stores.

The House Creative said...

very cute! I love the color now, much better. :-)

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

This is FABULOUS! LOVE it...thank you for sharing. Hope to see you around My World soon!

Jessica
myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Songbirdtiff said...

Very cute! Love the colors.

Shore Girl said...

Love your tray's new look! Beautiful!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

So cute!!! I have one of those trays and now I know what to do!!!
Thanks!!

MiriamR said...

I love the fabric!! Where did you get is? I love the new look of the tray!!

Noelle @ Mesa AZ Photography said...

I didn't know you could mod podge material. That looks a million times better. Love that it only cost $1.

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