Earlier this summer, I picked up this cute little tray while I was dropping in to pick up some essentials. Cute, huh? I thought so; however, when I purchased the tray (for mere dollars)...I knew that I would be modifying it to match the decor in the room it was going. The transformation was super easy!
I used some of my favorite materials to transform this little beauty:
- Mod podge (I used glossy on this project)
- Scrapbook sheet of paper of choice
- Fiskar cutting tool (to cut a clean line)
This was seriously the easiest transformation. Here is the updated look:
This was one of the quickest, easiest craft transformations I've done in a while. Once I picked out the scrapbook paper that I wanted to use, I did have to cut and piece the scrapbook paper due to the shape of the tray (can you tell where it is pieced). I utilized my Fiskar cutting tool to ensure that I cut a straight line. Then, I used my glossy mod podge to adhere my two pieces of scrapbook paper onto the tray, ensuring that there were no bubbles left between the surfaces. After allowing the mod podge to dry, I painted a coat over the top to provide a protective layer. See...easy peasy!!!
So...next time you see that piece that needs a little "sprucing up" but has a good price...just think...it might not need that much to turn it into something that fits your decor. Now, I have purchased items before that took A LOT more time to bring it to my vision. I simply lucked upon this one. And...give the Dollar Store a try...they can have some hidden treasures!
Do you have any "good finds" for the Dollar Store that you have been able to integrate into your decor? Are you a Dollar Store shopper like me? Do you have any tips to share? I'd love to hear them?