{Tutorial Tuesday} Placemat Tray

posted on: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fact: Even something ugly can be pretty.
So I got this 90's tastic lovely the other day. Oh, stop gushing over it, I know ya'll want it for yourselves. It's mine all mine--muahahahahaha.  
So my endless love for primer continues. Maybe it is the high that I get from spraying indoors? hmm, not quite sure.

Okey-doke.

Steps: Two coats of Kilz Primer. One nice coat of Krylon white spray paint. 30 minutes to dry.
I considered mod podging the tray, I considered painting the tray, I even considered the nifty starch trick with fabric, but I decided on something so much easier.

I took a placemat that I got for .98 at Target and cut it to fit the tray.  Yeah, that easy, no joke.
But here is the kicker. If I ever decide I don't like it, I can just pull it out and put a different one in...I can give my trusty tray a new outfit for every day of the week.  ha. funny? no.
Now I can use this little lovely to hold all my not so lovely junk.

I am sure ya'll have a place in your bedroom for sour patch kids. Instead of eating bon bons in bed I am usually getting my sugar fix from this sweet lil' babies.

Oh, and the bowls, you ask? Got them for .25 cents a piece at the thrift store. Total steal.

22 comments:

  1. What a Transformation! From Drab to Fab.

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  2. I am obsessed with primer and painting things white.. there should be a 12-step group for people like us :) i started following you a week ago and i love your stuff !

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  3. Great! Congrats on OMTWI, I made it too! Don't be surprised if I show up to help you wash dishes and walk off with those awesome blue bowls (your sour patch kids will dissapear too!). Good luck, stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome idea for the placemat! I love that it isn't permanent (although it looks great in there!)

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  5. I LOVE THIS! I just spent 2 hours last night painting a pattern on a tray. I wish I would've thought of this!

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  6. Love this! How bad was the spray painting indoors? It's still so cold here that I can't bear to paint even in the garage. :)

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  7. Hals, I will pay you for this tray! Forget about teaching me how to do it -- how much do you want for it? I need a new tray to keep on my new dresser to catch all my crap, including crocheting projects. I think you just solved my mystery. Now to get you to sell it to me...

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  8. Totally awesome! I must admit that I cannot pass up a deal on those Target placemats! They are always on clearance and I have a HUGE stack of them. I use them for everything! Under the kids playdough, as a cutting mat for crafts, even as a placemat (gasp)!
    Great project! I will have to try this too!!
    =)

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  9. Fantastic Idea. I have a tray I bought at a thrift store half spray painted- maybe I should dig it out and finish it up with something like this :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! That is super cute! I love it! I never would've thought of that.

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  11. You're a genius! Love this!! I love trays and cen never seem to have enough.

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  12. This is a great idea! I have a tray at home that could use a little something and the placemat really turns it into something special!

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  13. Wow. What a great idea. I'm your newest follower. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  14. Fabulous, love a great tray makeover!! Janell

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  15. LOVE it! I have that same placemat, so cute!! I hope you'll link it up at I Heart Nap Time.

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  16. The bestest DIY by far :) I love it.

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  17. I love this! Totally bookmarking:). Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Ok, seriously? Brilliant.
    I have a tray that needs a facelift. Im heading to Target.

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  19. I love how simple and clean this project is! Thanks for sharing. Stop by and show off your work any time http://stirizsisters.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

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