Thursday, April 26, 2012

Upcycled serving tray

After a lengthy search in all the thrift shops, I found a wooden serving tray in need of much love and attention. It was pretty dirty and needed cleaning and repainting. Here is the tray I found.

Here is my after:

I painted it with several coats of lime acrylic craft paint from Joann's. I lined the inside with fabric. I used a spray adhesive to attach the fabric. My initial thought was to use scrapbook paper, but it would not have been long enough and would have required two pieces. I wanted it to be seamless, so I turned to my fabric stash.

I think the black and white goes nicely with my dark furniture and the green gives a nice pop of spring color. Now I just need to put it in use and style a nice little vignette with it.

I'll be sharing my tray here:
Small Things with Love


  1. Great tray! I love the color that you really pops. Megan

  2. You did a wonderful job. It looks great.

  3. Very cute! I wish I had such luck thrifting!

  4. This is a great find! I'm always on the look out for trays. Wonderful improvement.

    I'm visiting from the Tip Junkie Party. I'm 2 links back. I would love it if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Hi Fonda: I'm Connie at, a new GFC friend. I would just love it if you stop by and be mine, tool
    This is awesome. I've been looking for a while for a wooden try... no luck, so far. I love the paisley's, too. I just pops. Thank you sharing.

  6. What a great redo, Fonda! Great colors and fabric! So glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

  7. You did a wonderful job, Fonda. It looks great :)
    Thank you for sharing,
    Greetings from Australia♥

  8. Fantastic makeover and I love the color / pattern combination you chose. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  9. Lovely makeover! You picked such a fun paint colour and the fabric complements it so well. I think I might have a slight tray addiction ;)

  10. I love the combination of the black and white paisley with that shade of green! Looks really great! I'm a new follower!
    I'm co-hosting the link party with Lines Across and I would love it if you would stop by and share, if you haven't already!

    Hope to see you there!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  11. Your tray turned out really pretty! I agree with Barbara, the paisley and green combo are great. Here from Handy Man, Crafty Woman, and now following you. Would love it if you followed me back!

    Tanya @

  12. Nice work. So pretty. You can't go wrong with paisley.

    I found you at Handy Man Crafty Woman.

  13. Love the contrast of the black and white the lime green, beautiful and great job! Stopping by from Small Things :)

  14. Very cute! I will be on the lookout for an old serving tray on my next thrift adventure. Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie party. - Jessica


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