Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pretty Little White Tray

Hello!  Happy Tuesday to you all!

This tray was a Goodwill purchase from last fall.  I believe I spent $3.00 on it.  It was actually my first time going to a Goodwill store here in the city where we live.  I wasn't sure if I would find anything...  Then I saw this tray.  Apparently it was intended to showcase embroidery or needlepoint back in the day and protected it under glass, hence the matte and glass inside of the tray.  I don't do embroidery or needlepoint, (although I wish I did) but I knew that this tray would be lovely all gussied up in my dining room.  I brought it home and spray painted it white. 

I tried to make the matte work, but I didn't like how it looked.  So I ditched the matte and put a place mat from World Market inside.  The place mat matches my table runner on the dining room table.  I love this tray because of the glass that protects the fabric.  It is wiped clean easily and I don't have to worry about staining the fabric.

For now, the tray sits on my little gray table I painted this past winter.  I am planning on changing out the fabric inside of the tray this fall when I incorporate a new color into the dining room.

Trays seem to be all the rage these days.  I'm glad to join in finally, even if I'm a little behind...  Have you ever made over a tray?  I would love to hear about it!  Please feel free to leave a comment or a link to your blog.  Comments make my day brighter and I love checking out new blogs, especially "new to the blog world" ones like mine.

Night, all!  

I'm linking up to:

(who, takes the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.  I'm not lying.  When I can take pictures like that, my life will be complete!  No joke).


  1. You tray looks great and the fact that you can change the look of it at will is fantastic, great find!

  2. Its a lovely tray and your vignette looks great! Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and sharing.