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Friday, April 19, 2013

Thrifty Coffee Table Tray

I've been on the lookout for a tray to add on my coffee table and while I was at my local Goodwill I saw this tray, and it was what I've been looking for. You want to know the story behind it? Sure you do! While browsing the aisles I saw a lady examining this tray and in my head I was going, "please put it back, PLEASE put it back!"-- I really wanted that tray as you can tell. I hung around that aisle for a little bit and I saw her put it back!!! YAY! I quickly ran to grab it and I knew with a little paint this would make the perfect tray for my coffee table! Best of all this project cost me $3! Now that my friends, is a bargain.

As soon as I get home from the thrift store I deep clean and disinfect anything I buy. (and wash my hands)

I started by taping the inside of the tray -- because I didn't want to paint that part.

I used a 120 grit sandpaper to sand down all the sides including the inside.

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down of all dust.

Time to paint!

Apply a light coat of white paint to the tray 

With 120 grit paper sand the edges and where ever you want it to look distressed.

$3 dollars and 30 minutes of my time later....

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  1. Love how the tray dresses up your coffee table.

  2. Very cute! Love thrift store finds ~ so much fun! I'm working on a tray right now, too. However, my first attempt is a FAIL. I need to come up with a new idea.
    I'm visiting you today from twelve-o-eight. I'm co-hosting a Link Up that started Monday and would LOVE for you to link this! I hope you get a chance to stop by, Link Up and comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    My Mom Frame ~ Printables

    1. Thank you! I'm linking up right now!

  3. Such a cute idea!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  4. Great find! I love the after! Thank you so much for linking this up.