Today I’m sharing how to give an old tray a makeover. Nothing earth shattering, just a reminder that a little spray paint can go a long way!
This is what my coffee table looked like this morning.
Kind of summer casual in style.
But, just like the dog days of summer, it was looking a little tired.
Definitely time for a refresh!
After digging through my stash of decor, I found this pretty mirrored tray.
I love it, however I was looking for something gold to go with the rest of the gold in the living room.
Spray paint it, of course!
Before I spray painted it, I needed to tape off the mirrored section.
For years I would tear off an inch or two of tape, slide it up as close as I could to the edge and repeat this process until I had the entire mirror covered.
It took forever!
Then one day a few years ago I had a “Duh” moment.
If I just taped the area off in larger sections, then burnish the edges I could do this:
I could use a very sharp craft knife and cut away the excess tape.
This method takes less than 5 minutes!
So much easier.
Moments like these make me wonder why I am left alone unchaperoned!
Once I have the edge taped off, I usually use newspaper or scrap paper to cover the center of the mirror.
Literally, the entire process took about 5 minutes peeps!
Now, I’m ready to paint!
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times Rust-Oleum metallic gold is my favorite all time spray paint!
For this project it was a “one and done” coat of gold spray paint.
That’s just how great the coverage is!
After letting it dry for awhile, I pulled the tape off and it was time for the fun part.
I love my new tablescape!
You can’t see it here, but the gold ties in with the rest of the gold I have sprinkled around the room.
See? A little spray paint really does go a long way and I think my old tray makeover was a success!
Until next time…