home decor, spray paint Old Tray Makeover July 26, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclaimer for more information. Today I’m sharing how to give an old tray a makeover. Nothing earth shattering, just a reminder that a little spray paint can go a long way! This is what my coffee table looked like this morning. Kind of summer casual in style. But, just like the dog days of summer, it was looking a little tired. Definitely time for a refresh! After digging through my stash of decor, I found this pretty mirrored tray. I love it, however I was looking for something gold to go with the rest of the gold in the living room. My solution? Spray paint it, of course! Before I spray painted it, I needed to tape off the mirrored section. For years I would tear off an inch or two of tape, slide it up as close as I could to the edge and repeat this process until I had the entire mirror covered. It took forever! Then one day a few years ago I had a “Duh” moment. If I just taped the area off in larger sections, then burnish the edges I could do this: I could use a very sharp craft knife and cut away the excess tape. This method takes less than 5 minutes! So much easier. Moments like these make me wonder why I am left alone unchaperoned! Once I have the edge taped off, I usually use newspaper or scrap paper to cover the center of the mirror. Literally, the entire process took about 5 minutes peeps! Now, I’m ready to paint! If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times Rust-Oleum metallic gold is my favorite all time spray paint! For this project it was a “one and done” coat of gold spray paint. That’s just how great the coverage is! After letting it dry for awhile, I pulled the tape off and it was time for the fun part. The decorating! I love my new tablescape! You can’t see it here, but the gold ties in with the rest of the gold I have sprinkled around the room. See? A little spray paint really does go a long way and I think my old tray makeover was a success! Until next time… Previous Cordless Vacuum Review Newer To Wax or Not to Wax You May Also Like Painting Wooden Signs January 23, 2015 Duck Egg Cabinet June 27, 2014 Little Turquoise Table April 18, 2017 4 Comments Shirley July 26, 2019 at 4:08 pm Reply Love the blue and white! The beautiful mirrored tray adds just the right touch of sparkle. You can definitely be left alone unchaperoned, Tammy. Tammy July 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm Reply Thank you Shirley! As far as being unchaperoned – some days are definitely better than others! lol Rita C at Panoply July 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm Reply That’s so pretty! I love the Greek key design and the paint perked that baby right up. Kudos to you for still decorating. I stopped once I knew we were moving. Tammy July 29, 2019 at 7:42 pm Reply Thanks so much Rita! It’s getting harder and harder to make myself do a little decorating here and there. Upstairs is a total nightmare right now. I’m thinking my days of doing anything other than pack are numbered! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.