Tray Makeover – Take Two

February 2, 2011

Old Tray Revamp Here’s the finished, and refinished product!

craft fail Remember this major craft fail?  I had such a problem cutting vinyl with my Silhouette, then didn’t follow the directions on my paint and the whole mess just peeled off.

Well, I took everyone’s advice and put my tray in mandatory time out for a while.   Alicia suggested trying the hammered finished spray paint.  You are a genius Alicia!  I lightly sanded the mess and gave it a couple of coats of hammered finish black paint.  It did a great job covering up my previous difficulties.

thrift store trayHere’s the before.

bird vinyl designAnd the after.  I picked a simpler design since I was having so much trouble cutting  the vinyl.

110202_1820Now it’s the perfect place to set a book or a cup of tea.

If at first you don’t succeed, take a time out and then try again!

What have you been working on lately?

I’ll be linking up to
The Shabby Chic Cottage,
Finding Fabulous,
Funky Junk Interiors,
Tatertots and Jello,
and Domestically Speaking.


  1. Finally, and O' how lovely!,Your hard work paid off, the tray is beeeauuutiful!

  2. I am sooooo glad the hammered paint worked (my mom redid her whole mailbox with it and had said something about one of her tables outside so I told her she should use the rest of her hammered paint and it looked as great as the mailbox). The tray looks great.

  3. I turned out so pretty! I'm glad you didn't give up and just throw it out!!

  4. totally love it! I am a new follower!

  5. it looks great!! not as intricate as your original plan... just just as lovely in the end :) plus, i think that this one is nice, because you can put things on the tray without covering the vinyl :)

  6. It looks wonderful, Carolyn! I'm glad you didn't give up on it!

  7. Looks beautiful and effortless, you'd never guess this was a take two! It looks great!

  8. That's beautiful! I love the design you chose.

  9. It turned out great!!! So glad you didn't give up :)



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