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Upcycled Tray

Hi friends, I’m back again for this months thrift store challenge and making over this upcylced tray.

Tray recycled using chalk paint




Thrift Store (1)

I have a thing with baskets, I have at least 2 in each room, 1 big and 1 small, it helps me control the clutter.  If there is no time to clean up I can just quickly throw everything into the baskets and no one will ever know.  (Well, except you)

Tray before the makeover

Project Supplies

Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, 8-Ounce, Vintage

Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Lace

Americana Decor Creme Wax

Angle Trim Brush


I wiped the tray down using a damp cloth. I mixed two of my favorite colors, lace and vintage, for a beautiful light grey color. Using my brush I very lightly went over the whole tray allowing the dark wood to show through.  Lastly, I gave it a quick seal using an old rag and creme wax after the paint had dried.

Mix white and blue chalk paint for a beautiful gray Painted tray using chalk paint

This tray has actually served a few purposes over the past week, from storing freshly picked roses, housing fresh herbs and using it as a display for more flowers.

Upcycled Tray Using Chalk Paint

Herbs in a mason jar


Upcycled Tray

Make sure to stop by and see what all the creative ladies did with their thrift store finds this month.



Petticoat Junktion’s Seashell Wall Art | Our Southern Home’s French Farmhouse Candle Holder

Domestically Speaking’s Easy Mason Jar Candle Lantern | Bliss Ranch’s Shoe Lasts Wall Hooks

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Upcycled Tray | My Repurposed Life’s Wooden Silverware Box Makeover

You can find more of my thrift store makeover below, thanks so much for stopping in today!

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  1. I’ve got baskets and I fill them with such unattractive stuff many of them end up in a cabinet holding junk instead of where I can enjoy seeing them. Maybe the secret is to add flowers, because that sure looks purdy!

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