Hi guys! You all asked me to keep you updated on any home projects I do, so today I’m sharing this super cute DIY Wood Tray Makeover. This is just in time to style it for Christmas and give you a sneak peek at my living room makeover in progress!!! The best part is today’s makeover didn’t cost a thing so I’m feeling generous! Be sure to stick with me *** GIVEAWAY ALERT ***… woohoo!
This DIY wood tray makeover is SO quick and easy… and stink’n cute, I hope it inspires you to take a second look at what YOU have around your home. Sometimes, all that old boring piece needs is a ridiculously simple tweak to make it fun again!
Here’s what I started with. A white painted HomeSense tray that I bought 10+ years ago. There was nothing wrong with it other than it was collecting dust in my basement because I was tired of looking at it.
I did a little sanding and added an old chair spindle to the mix and WOW… look at her now!
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- Old Painted Tray – SALVAGED
- Old Chair Spindle – SALVAGED
- Carpenter’s Wood Glue
- Dewalt Sander
- Small Artist Paint Brush
- Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint
- Clear Wax
DIY WOOD TRAY MAKEOVER::
Do you remember the Indian Mirror I bought from HomeSense and used in my bathroom makeover? That mirror was my inspiration for this tray. And it’s funny. I’m usually all about painting to create a new look, but in the case of this wood tray makeover, it was taking OFF some of the paint that created this amazing look!
Step #1:: Clean
I gave it a good wipe down with a sponge and warm water.
Step #2:: Sand
I used this Dewalt sander which makes it effortless to sand. It took me all of 3 minutes [maybe not even] to sand the high spots off this tray. Here you can see the left side is sanded and the right is not. Look at the difference in all that detail!
Step #3:: Cut Spindles into Bunt Feet
I already had the little bunt feet prepared for this tray because I cut up this entire chair spindle when making these wood tray risers.
Step #4:: Paint Feet
I painted the feet in this clean white to match the existing white paint on the tray.
Step #5:: Glue Feet On
After I added 3 coats of white paint and let the feet dry, and then glued them onto the bottom corners of the tray with this wood glue. What do you think?
The feet really add a nice touch, don’t they!? And check out my new carpet and coffee table!!!!
I’m so excited to finally be redecorating my living room because it’s long overdue. I still need to prime, paint and add some finishing touches, but it’s well on its way! I’ll be sure to share any painted furniture projects I add to the room. I have a couple of pieces in mind already! 🙂
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Be sure to drop by next Monday when I’ll be sharing the Best of 2018 and announce the three (3) winners of today’s giveaway!
Good luck everyone!!!
Happy furniture painting my friends! 🙂
This tray is so adorable! I love it, Denise! Also, I need that mug haha 🙂
Hi Jasmin! Thanks so much and ya, aren’t they cute! 😉
Linda Durham says
Hello Denise, I’m not physically able nor do I have the space in my apartment to refinish furniture but I really enjoy seeing your DIY projects. I’m inspired to try my hand with smaller pieces that I can carry mto my apartment myself. I love the little feet on the tray and love the tray!
Hi Linda! I’m happy you’re inspired to try these smaller DIY pieces… they’re so much fun!! XO
Love this! and looks pretty easy too!
Really easy! Good luck Okiechic 🙂
Love the feet on the tray!!
Thanks Lynda! 🙂 And happy holidays to you! x
Elizabeth Kraemer says
Thanks for the opportunity to win an extra, special gift at the holidays! I love your blog format and look forward to receiving your email every Monday. Merry Christmas to you!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours Elizabeth! xo
Appreciate you, my friend!
Appreciate you, Lisa! Good luck. 🙂
Elizabeth Kraemer says
I will be on the hunt for a cute tray at the thrift stores!! Love this idea. Thank you!
Hi Elizabeth!!! 🙂 Ya, it’s a really fast and easy project. Good luck to you. x
I love following your blog it is such inspiration 🙂
Hi Mariola!!! 🙂 Thanks so much and good luck in the giveaway! x
Great idea Denise 🙂 and super cute too!
Hi Annie!!! 🙂 Thanks and good luck! x
What a great idea! I love the addition of the little feet on this tray. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Sherrene… good luck! x
Teresa Young says
love the tray, the mug, AND amazon, lol. thanks for the opportunity to win! love your blog as well.
Thanks Teresa, and who doesn’t LOVE Amazon, right! 😉 Good luck.
Denise I am always impressed and inspired with the many re purposed and absolutely stunning creations that are drawn from your endless store of imaginations! Beautiful work. We are all the better from you sharing with us. Thanks.
So sweet Janice, thank you! Good luck 🙂
Love that you made little feet for the tray. It does add to its charm for sure.
Thanks Tara, I think they’re kinda cute too. 😉 Good luck. 🙂