I’m excited to share this easy Thrift Store Find Makeover today. I recently bought a plain tray at Goodwill for .50. I wasn’t sure just what I would do with it, but for that price, I couldn’t pass it up. Once I thought about how to give it a new look, I decided a coastal makeover would be just right for this.
The tray wasn’t in bad shape. It just needed to be cleaned up a little. I used the same Salmon Coral Paint from Folk Art that I used for my side table makeover. I’m so impressed with the coverage this paint gives. I still haven’t finished off the jar of paint.
I gave the tray two coats of chalk paint, allowing it to dry between each coat.
I went through my craft stash and found that I had more rope leftover from other projects.
I used it to line the inner rim of the tray, using hot glue to keep it in place.
I tried to use an anchor stencil that I’ve used for another thrift store find, but because of the weave pattern, I couldn’t get sharp lines. So, I painted over the stencil and went with plan B. I’ve had this wooden anchor for a while. I used Waverly Chalk paint in Celery that I’ve used on a few other projects. I hot glued it to the tray.
To cover the ends of the rope, I hot glued a shell over the spot where they meet.
I’m pretty pleased that I managed to use supplies I already had on hand, so other than the whopping .50 I spent on the tray, there was no new cost.
A couple of weeks ago, I was at Kirklands and spotted these great mugs. I love the “Adapt to Changing Tides” quote on the inside.
My Coastal Tray makes a perfect serving tray for a couple of cups of coffee and a treat.
I love when I find something at a thrift store that I know has potential to fit in with my decor with an easy and inexpensive makeover.
What’s your latest thrift store find?
This is a great example that reminds me to never overlook some of the simple items that are always plentiful at various thrift stores.
Beverly shares easy, inexpensive craft tutorials, diy projects for the home, coastal decor projects, & thrift store find makeover projects all designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.