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.