Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sign (and tray!)
So many things you can make, and repurpose, with thrift store finds! This $3 “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sign”/tray got a brand new look and life.
I’m back today sharing the first bit of my recent haul with you guys.
This one here…
If you missed that post, you can see it >>> here. (I took y’all thrift shopping with me and shared all my finds with you….besides the ones above)
So as you can see, I’m making over that little wood tray that’s sitting on the chair back there.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sign (or tray!)
It was a little beat up and dirty but in otherwise good shape. There is a partial sticker on the back and I can see that it came from Pier 1 originally.
I am quite sure it was not $3 there! ;)
So that was a bit of a bargain. Especially since I didn’t have to do much to it at all.
- White Paint (<— my favorite white!)
- Silhouette Cameo
- Vinyl or Contact Paper
- Small Roller
- Black Paint (<— my favorite black!)
- Matte Finish Poly
I cleaned it up very well. And then painted two coats of white on the bottom of the tray.
I didn’t do a thing to the rest of the wood. I considered applying some gel stain or something to freshen it up but I sort of liked the “worn” look of it, so didn’t.
Then I created this graphic…
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Next, I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo. (If you don’t own a Silhouette, you can use any of >>> these transfer methods instead)
I also just did a sign the “old fashioned way” in >>> this post if you want to take a look.
Instead of using the vinyl letters it cut out, I’m using the rest as a stencil. I simply pull those letters out, attach the transfer tape and then lay the vinyl on my project where I want it to go. (always measure!)
Then pull off the lined transfer tape and paint in the “stencil”.
I use that little roller you see to the left to do the painting in. It’s so much easier than using a brush.
I removed the vinyl before it was all the way dry.
Then once it was dry, I lightly sanded the whole thing, not really to distress this one, but to just smooth it out a bit.
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Finally, it got a coat of poly, I tried this new one (to me!) by Varathane >>> here. It has a matte finish and I’m pretty happy with it. It’s not quite as “flat” as the Flat Out Flat that I used sometimes though.
Simple as that.
New look, new life for this old thrifty find.
Would look good anywhere really but looks nice just sitting up against the backsplash in my kitchen.
You can kind of see here how the finish doesn’t really have any shine.
It can also continue to be used as a tray for decorative purposes.
Interested to know more about our countertops?? You can read all about them >>> here.
Or even use it like this…
So glad this one got a new life instead of dumped in a landfill!
This one was really simple to make over.
Hope you enjoyed this little thrifty makeover today. Hop on over to your local thrift store and get you something to bring home and give new life to, too. You might not have a clue (I usually don’t) what you’ll turn it into when you find it but it will come to you! I just look for things that I feel are in good shape, that I like the shape or style of and those I know can be painted and repurposed into something else. Even if that “something else” eludes me at the time. ;)
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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It’s my sweet hubby’s birthday on Saturday so we will be busy having fun! (might even post a little of it over on Instagram Stories)
If you missed any of the rest of this haul’s makeovers, you can see them all right here:
- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sign/Tray (you are here!)
- $3 Wood Bowl Makeover with Paint & Tile
- $8 Ladder Back Chair Makeover (simple wood update!)
- Basket Makeover For Spring (with water-based stain)
- Have Courage and Be Kind Table Makeover
- Give The Look Of Patina Gold With Paint
- 3 Thrift Store Upcycles (simple, thrifty home decor!)
- Decoupage With Tissue Paper Makeover
- $4 Flatware Box Makeover For Spring
Be sure to check back next week when I share the next thing from the haul…
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
I grabbed me up a tray almost like yours at the goodwill store just the other day, but mine had a couple of birds sitting on the branch.
Ask my Hubby; he can tell you that I’m a great one for rescuing old trays as well as cutting / bread boards form thrift stores, garage sales, etc.
He often wonders what in the world I’m going to do with all my trays. Actually, around the holidays or when a new neighbor moves in; or whatever, I take a tray over with homemade goodies and they keep the tray as well.
They are so much fun to make over.
By the way; love what you had done with yours and such a great sentiment you put on. Works perfect with the French bread.
I only wish I had more kitchen wall space to hang some of my trays up
Those are some of the best (and most fun) to make over, I agree! Plus, I absolutely love the idea of using it for that!! Perfect! xoxo
What a cute makeover Nancy! You gave this tray a new, pretty life. I really like how you make stencils. :)
Thanks, Christina! Making stencils this way is a game-changer, for sure! :) xo
I’m not a Bible person, but that’s really nice. It goes to show, why buy new when you can transform an old piece into something personal and beautiful?
I love the rug in the room where you placed “the haul.” Can I ask where you got it?
Yes, exactly! And yes, I have 2 different links to it in my “Shop Our Home” page but unfortunately, neither one is working anymore. (I had a link to Amazon on one and I’m not sure on the other since it’s no longer working) I think I got it from RugsUsa but it no longer shows up in a search there. I do know it’s called Surya EPC 2330. So if you do a search around Google you might find it. That’s how I found the cheapest price for it when I got it. It’s my favorite rug in the house! :) xo
I love the tray makeover. It looks so much better now than it did before, I love the Bible verse it seems so appropriate if you are using it for food.
Thank you, Sandra! :) xo
This little project turned out so amazing! Paint can hide all the ugly and you are so creative with something so simple as a tray. Enjoy the weekend!
Thank you, Cecilia! Yes, it sure can!! xo
Happy birthday🎈! I hope you had a great day. I love your blog. It’s the first one I ever followed! Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration. I, too love to update, repurpose.
It’s a fun passion/addiction!?! Lol
No way!! Really?? So happy to hear you love it! Thank you, Tess! xoxo (and yes, addiction is right…and fun!)