Stained Tray Makeover
This stained tray makeover was simple to do…and quick for a brand new look!!
Hello wonderful friends!
I hope you are having an amazing fall so far. It’s going by so fast I tell ya. Christmas will be here before you know it.
Today is Trash To Treasure day and my friends and I are sharing some goodies with you! Lots of fun makeovers.
I’m sharing this I picked up at a garage sale this weekend…
Stained Tray Makeover
I thought it would be a fun one to give a new look to. I love the chevron wood pattern too.
It didn’t take me long to figure out exactly what I wanted to do either.
I hopped over to my shop and pulled this one out…
Stain in “white”.
Haven’t been to my shop yet? You can find it right here >>> Artsy Chicks Rule Shop
I pulled out a rag and simply wiped this white stain all over the bottom of the tray.
I love that it completely changed the shade of the wood color but kept the variations in color.
I had first considered painting the wood white but then thought my fave Driftwood Stain would be a better look. (see it there on the left?)
What a difference, huh?
All it needed was a little stain…that took less than 10 minutes to do!
A few up-close shots…
Might leave it right here…
Quick and easy, just like I like em!
PIN it to save it!
Don’t forget to visit my friends to see their makeovers too!
I hope you enjoyed today’s fun projects!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
I’m all for the muted tones. It’s gorgeous now and not obnoxious. 😄
Yes, me too!
Hi Nancy! This tray looks so much more coastal and classy. It went from puberty to a grown up. Haha.
Yes, it sure did!! lol
Amazing what a little stain can do and I love me a 10min makeover as well! 🤗 Looks perfect on your table with it’s new coastal vibe! XOXO
Thank you, Denise! xo
Boom! Great makeover and it looks so coastal cozy!
Thank you, Christina!! :)
I love your coastal effects. All the different coastal finishes you’ve accomplished are fabulous. The personal preference thought I have about this one particular item, is that the zig zag pattern of the interior is not adding to the beauty. (Maybe it’s a disorder that I don’t embrace checkerboard or zig zag patterns🙄) But I would paint an art piece on a thin piece of Lexan or acrylic and turn it face down in the tray or put another thin acrylic piece over it. It’s what I’ve done on a lexan computer desk piece for a project. I hope this doesn’t hurt your feelings; it’s just a thought. You are wonderfully amazing; all great adventures to you🤗
Oh yes, I am with you on that! I have never really loved the chevron pattern but don’t mind it much on this one. Doesn’t hurt my feelings at all…I get it! :) xo
I love how you lightened it up without covering it up. What a great find! xo
Thanks, Jen! xo
That was a fantastic find and the stain was a great option for it! XOXO
Love this tray! Much better than the first picture. Did you do any prep before applying the driftwood stain? I would love to do this to my chairs, but was concerned about the prep.
Thanks, Kay! No, I didn’t have to do anything on this one. I think it really depends on your piece. You could test it out in an inconspicuous area first to see. :)