Summer Time! My most favorite season. I love being able to spend the day outside, it feels like a whole new world opens, right? I wanted to perk up my back yard patio table and I found this dated little Christmas tray at a thrift store for 99 cents and figured I could jazz it up to give it a little summer pizzazz. I probably could have pondered through my Christmas decorations and may have found something similar but paying a buck for it was a lot easier then snooping through too many disorganized boxes down cellar. So, here’s how I made this summer time tray from a thrift store find…
•4 cute knobs
•Polycrylic to Seal
Here is what I started with…cute but not my style. Plus I wanted something fresh and summery.
I gave it a few coats of paint to start.
I suppose I could have left it white but I wanted to give it a little more pizzazz so I cut a piece of craft paper to fit the bottom of the tray and adhered it using Mod Podge. I like to mix the Mod Podge with a little water. I then painted the Mod Podge on the tray and smoothed the craft paper on. Despite smoothing it out as best as I could my paper crinkled a little bit anyway. Still looked cute. If you have any tricks or tips to smooth out or prevent crinkles when using Mod Podge with paper, please share!
My finishing touch was adding 4 little knobs as feet for the summer time tray!
I then coated it with some polycrylic and Wallah! Cute little summer time tray from a thrift store find!
I am off to enjoy this beautiful summer day and make myself a Bloody Mary…one of my favorite cocktails. I hope you have a sunny week ♥ Please like my Facebook page to keep up on all my projects!