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Modern Gold and Marble Tray Makeover

notebook on tray

Don't you love paint makeovers? It's so gratifying changing something just by painting it a new color! If your project is something small, like this little tray that I happened to change a few days ago, well, it's even better... Instant gratification! :)

It's been a while since the last time I did a small paint project. I might need to change that because I'm so very happy that after 30 minutes, (drying time included) I ended up with a tray that looks like I just bought it!

Ha, the reality is far from it. 
This is the tray I got a few years ago at a flea market. I got it because it's a wooden tray with a glass bottom. The color and the paper underneath the glass were hideous, but I could see past that.

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After I brought it home it went through a paint makeover when a piece of purple fabric was laid under the glass. The tray stayed in my daughter's room for many years until she didn't use it any longer and it ended up in the basement.
purple tray with teapot set
Well, I brought it up last week to use it around the main rooms, but the lilac needed to go.

And this iridescent gold color by Golden Artist Colors has been my favorite color lately. The pigment load is high, it has good intensity and it's a true gold color.

I separated the tray frame from the wooden and glass bottom and gave it two coats of gold.
repurposed tray
Golden Artist Colors Iridescent gold  |

The wooden base or bottom was covered with marble contact paper. It couldn't be any easier!
Tray makeover
Marble Contact Paper  |
Once the paint dried the tray was assembled back together.
Easy projects with marble contact paper
 The glass gives the marble surface some extra sheen.
how to use marble contact paper

Black and gold sequin covered notebook on modern tray
I've been collecting so much stuff that every time I'm about to buy something new, I need to pause for a moment and think about what I can reuse and bring new life into something I already have!
black sequins cover notebook with no prob llama mug on tray
|  No Prob-Llama Mug - similar  |  

I had all the materials for this little makeover, it feels like a win-win. ;)
No prob llama pink mug on tray

And please tell me I'm not the only one with a whole bunch of junk that needs to be spruced up!

For more easy paint makeovers check these out:

stump table painted white and grey - planters

painted stripes and tags for baskets

painted blue geometric figures on cork board

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1 comment :

  1. I love it! The addition of the glass is a nice bit of something extra. It is practical and will also insure longevity too. Hugs P.S> I invite you to stop by and share at my link party TFT ( from Thursday to Saturday)

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