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.