Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chevron Tray

Ever since I saw this tray over at Everything LEB, I've been wanting to try something similar.
 I bought this tray a while back at a garage sale for $1.00.
 I spraypainted it a metallic silver.
I placed painters tape in a zigzag pattern. I did not measure AT ALL.  I probably should have, but I was being a tad impulsive.
 I cut out all the extra edges using a blade.
Then I spray painted the tray white.  I love the metallic sheen the zig zags give off.
 Towards the right of the tray below, I smeared a bit of the silver paint, oops and a little measuring mistake. 
I did this just for fun. I actually plan to keep this tray full of papers in my office.  Incoming mail, bills to pay, stuff that I don't feel like filing. You get the idea.  If I was planning on using it for display, I would've definitely measured it out a bit more.  For a $1.00 it's cute.

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35 comments:

-Kasey 4/21/2011  

What a neat and simple creation. It looks great. Ive been seeing these chevron trays around blogland a lot lately and have been wanting to create one also... now if I could find a cheap tray lol.

Have a great day!

Mrs. DeVore 4/21/2011  

Great minds think alike :). Yours turned out great! I didn't have the patience to measure or tape mine...

Timber and Lace 4/21/2011  

Very Cute. I love anything Chevron.

Lesley 4/21/2011  

Fabulous! It looks amazing!

A Vintage Vine 4/21/2011  

You know I love trays....the chevron is a perfect design for this!!!

Kirsten Krason 4/21/2011  

That looks really great! I love the silver

Simple Dwellings 4/21/2011  

Wow- great job! I think you did amazing w/o measuring. Good eye. :) Happy Weekend!

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} 4/21/2011  

It looks awesome! I've been wanting to do another tray and have a fun pattern on the bottom, much like yours. Thanks for the tutorial! Saw this at Fingerprints on the Fridge.

Mel the Crafty Scientist 4/22/2011  

So pretty! I love how it came out and I'm so impressed that you didn't even need to measure or use a fancy cutting machine! Love it!

At The Picket Fence 4/22/2011  

Wow! I think that looks just fabulous! I love the idea of using the silver for that metallic sheen and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Brandy J. 4/22/2011  

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration. I love the tray!!

The DIY Show Off 4/22/2011  

So clever! :) I love chevron right now too.
Great job!

Melany @ ProjectAnthologies 4/22/2011  

I think it's great! I love trays too and have been thinking of doing a Chevron one! Love the silver. great job!

Sommer 4/22/2011  

Oooh I love when these impulsive projects turn out so fabulous! I also love the metallic stripes! How cool. I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

brandy-son Zen master flash 4/23/2011  

Loving the chevron stripe trend right now. Good job with this.

found you via funky junk interiors

gail@myrepurposedlife.net 4/23/2011  

the tray looks great!
You've been busy. The organization in the laundry room is awesome, and I can't believe you didn't tell your "girls" about your blog. I know my friends WISH they didn't know about mine! hahaha
gail
visiting from circle of bliss! :)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com 4/23/2011  

What a fun transformation!! I love the metallic touch!

xox
Jen

Katie @ OhhBaby 4/23/2011  

this looks super easy and i love the way it turned out! I have been dying to do a tray. the more and more I see these on blogs the more I feel like I need to get one now! I love it! great job!

April 4/23/2011  

That looks awesome! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

At The Picket Fence 4/23/2011  

Great job! I love the white and silver combination. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us at Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence.

Heather

♥ Miss Tea 4/25/2011  

WOW loving the result! great job on the tray makeover! gorgeous color combination too. Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop at homemakeronaDime!

Susan @http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm 4/25/2011  

So darn THRIFTY and so darn cute!!!! Thanks for sahring it at my NTT party:)

Blessings,
Linda

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime 4/26/2011  

Your chevron tray is so chic! Stylish and funtional :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Amber Victoria's Cottage 4/27/2011  

That's my kind of thrifty crafting!

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor 4/27/2011  

You did a great job! I love this!

Amy 4/27/2011  

Looks awesome! I am thinking of that for my table that I am in the process of painting. Love it.

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design 4/27/2011  

That is really pretty! I can relate, on the not taking the time to measure- I'm really impulsive too! I get an idea and I can't wait to get it done! Great job, and such a cute accessory for only a dollar!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating 4/30/2011  

Very nice. And wow...what a bargain!!

LindsB 5/20/2011  

How did I miss this?? I LOVE your silver and white combo- what a fab tray for $1!!

pageonpaper 7/09/2011  

love this idea!

manus 7/22/2012  

very nice trays. we can make such trays

sabiha sultana 9/02/2012  


Loved this post! I'm familiar with Bonnie's site and agree that she finds the most beautiful things and has the most reasonable prices. I sure would love to win that cute pitcher. Fun giveaway! I'm going now to leave comments on your and her FB pages.

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