How to Update a Tray

 
 How to Update a Tray from hprallandco.com | H.Prall & Co. Interior Decorating in Des Moines, IA

You guys know I love to have things that are one-of-a-kind, and this project couldn’t be any more perfect for that!

1. Find an old, worn-out wooden tray. I find these all the time at the thrift and usually pay between $2-$4…I won’t go any higher than $5 for sure.

2. Remove price stickers, clean it up, and give it a light sanding.

3. Paint the entire tray with your base color to give yourself a nice backdrop for the design.

4. Paint your design. You could stencil, free-hand, or (if you’re like me) hire your talented friend to paint it!

5. Apply a poly coat—if you’re going to be using the tray a lot. If you’re only using it for decorative purposes, you could probably skip this step.

 How to Update a Tray : Before | hprallandco.com
 Upcycled Tray Tutorial from hprallandco.com | H.Prall & Co. Interior Decorating in Des Moines, IA
 Painted Tray makeover from H.Prall & Co. | hprallandco.com

Voila! You now have a unique and inexpensive piece of décor!

heart-hilary