Give a round tray from Target Dollar Spot an easy coastal makeover for an inexpensive serving tray. The Lazy Susan started out looking completely different.
Using a blended paint technique, I changed it to match my coffee table and it’s now a pretty wine serving tray that goes with my gray washed coffee table.
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If you’re like me and most Target shoppers, you always take a look at the Bullseye Playground area at the front of the store. Recently, I spotted a Lazy Susan for $5.00. I didn’t like its look, but I loved the price and its potential
Lazy Susan Makeover
About the best thing I can say about this tray is that it is eye catching. The spotted look stood out enough for me to give it a closer look to discover that it was not just a tray, but a spinning one
The black spots were bold and I knew it would take a couple of coats of darker paint to get the coverage I needed. This photo shows how it looked after one coat of gray chalk paint.
After two coats, it was looking much better The spots were covered up and it was ready for me to try out a blended paint job that I had in mind.
My idea was to transform the tray to match my gray washed coffee table. To get that look, I would need to add several layers of different shades of paint and wax.
The gray paint was not quite dry, but it needed to be dry enough not to smear when I added lines of white chalk paint to the tray. I didn’t want it to cover the gray completely, so I brushed it on lightly and then used a lint free cloth to blend the white into the gray.
Before that had time to dry, used a straight edge to scrap lines into the paint. I didn’t measure between the lines because I wasn’t going for a uniform look. This is the first step in getting a faux wood grain look for the tray.
Allow this layer to dry completely before moving on to the next layer.
The third layer for the tray makeover is to add dark wax. Using a small foam brush, I added lines of wax and immediately used a lint free cloth to blend it onto the tray.
It’s best to add the wax in small areas and then blend it in before adding it to the next area. You don’t want the wax dry before you blend it in.
Next, I added streaks of white chalk paint over the lines that I made with the straight edge. Dab it on lightly and then use a cloth to wipe the excess away.
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The final step is to add a sealant. I used Minwax polycrylic. Please note that this is not food safe. If I want to add some cheese and crackers to go along with my wine, I’ll add them to a small dish rather than directly onto the tray.
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Target Dollar Spot Lazy Susan Makeover
Supply List for Tray Makeover with Blended Paint and Wax
- Lazy Susan Tray (Target Bullseye Playground Dollar Spot)
- Chalk Paint (Gray, White, Beige)
- Dark Brown Wax
- Lint Free Cloths
- Straight Edge
- Foam Brushes
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