Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ikea Tray makeover

First I must admit.  I have an obsession with serving trays.  I don't know what it is but, I love them.  I use them all the time around the house.  I organize things with them.  It looks nicer to have a bunch of random stuff on a pretty tray then just laying on the counter.  
I also use them to put the kids snacks on.  In the afternoon I try to get some things done upstairs so I load a tray up with little snacks and bring it up with me.  
So when I was at Ikea a few weeks ago and saw This Tray on sale and I knew I had to do something with it.  
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love glitter so I set out to bling this tray out. 

This is what it originally looked like.  Cute, plain and perfectly acceptable to use as is.  

First I painted the outside white.  Not without incident though.  I did it downstairs while the kids were playing and Jack walked into it and got paint in his hair.  So I had to stop halfway through and scrub him down in the tub to get it out.  

After 2 coats and letting it dry completely, I added Mod Podge to the bottom of it.  

Then I sprinkled silver and pink glitter on the bottom.  I did them as separate colors but I think next time I will mix them together and then sprinkle.  I don't mind the separation in color but maybe mixing them would have looked better.  

Then I let it dry over night and put another coat of Mod Podge on top.  I let that dry overnight and it was finished.  

I really like the way it turned out.  It is pretty and sparkly and I love that I did it myself.  

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