Old Tray makeover
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Old Tray Makeover

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Tablescapes

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!

silver mirrored tray

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!

blue tape on a mirrored tray

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!

blue table on mirrored tray

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:

cutting tape with Xacto knife

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!

taped tray

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!

GOld spray 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!

spraying a tray

For this project it was a “one and done” coat of gold spray paint.

That’s just how great the coverage is!

blue and white Tablescapes

After letting it dry for awhile, I pulled the tape off and it was time for the fun part.

The decorating!

Table scape

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…

Tammy from Patina and Paint

4 Comments

  • Shirley

    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

      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!

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