I bought this tray last year at our local HomeGoods for $4. Soo technically, I guess I did spend four dollars on the project, but last year doesn’t count does it?
I really loved it then (and still do), but my guest room went a different direction than I originally planned and the green had to go. So with white spray primer that I had laying around our house and some left over spray paint, I was able to find a way to get this $4 gem back in the rotation.
After I sprayed the tray navy, I “roughed” it up with some sand paper to keep the worn & torn look going. Simply scraping a few areas once or twice with the sandpaper allowed some of the paint to scratch/chip/smudge and even allowed the white primer to peek through in areas.
Rookie Tip: Don’t sand the surface until after the paint is completely dry!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.