Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY Striped Tray

Want to know how I updated an old, mirrored tray found in the dumpster to this beautiful striped piece?

DIY Striped Tray

Spray paint!

If you've been following along for long, you know that I spray paint everything! Like this, this, this and this. It's such an easy way to give something an upgrade or to make a beloved piece fit into a new color scheme.

This edition is taking this ugly tray that I found in the dumpster at work and updating it to an eye-catching striped tray that goes along with our updated living room wonderfully!

Here are a few before photos.

Before Tray 2
Before Tray

Now onto the spray painting. I painted the entire front and back with a white semi-gloss. 

Tray Pre-Spray Paint

After letting the white dry for about an hour (I'm super impatient...) I taped off 1.5" stripes with blue painters tape.

Tray Taping

And then took out my favorite can of pink spray paint and went to town. 

Striped Tray

Gorgeous. A eye-catching update that took minimal effort. 

Before and After Striped Tray

What do you think? Do you love the stripes as much as I do?

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14 comments:

  1. Super cute! It really never dawned on me to paint a mirror like this, but what a great idea. I see so many mirrors in the trash this could be a super cheap project! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  2. This is so cute and girly! Y'know what else is cute?! You're nomination for the Liebster award!!! Come on over and read the rules and the questions I made for you on my page!
    Lauren

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    1. Amazing! Thanks so much for the award. I appreciate it!

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  3. HA! That makes a huge difference! I love it! Julia

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  4. Awesome Job... It looks amazing now. Love stripes! Pining... Hope you have a great day

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com
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  5. SOOOO adorable :) I'm in love!!! Just got done spray painting a clock, so I feel your love for spray paint ;)

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  6. I adore that tray!! Such a simple update made a huge difference :)
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  7. This is really nice. I always want to use spray paint for things but I'm afraid I might mess it up. Great job. Love the color choice as well. Found you over on the What's Shakin' link party. Have a great day!!!

    Ashley@Supremely Divine Life

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  8. Love everything about this, the stripes and colour, it looks beautiful!

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  9. So cute- I love the colors and how fun it is now! I'm also a fan of stripes. :) Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday- pinning!

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  10. I love the stripes and especially love that you found this in a dumpster. My friends laugh at me for dumpster diving but I love it and find good stuff! Thanks for sharing with this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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