Who doesn't love a good tray?
We do, we do!
I've been tweaking and tweaking my living room in 3-D space to get the right mix of pillows. In doing so, I added an awesome try I found online and fell in LURVE.
Said tray is from OKA, a furniture company in England. I covetted it so much that I bit the bullet and ordered it! It wasn't terribly unreasonable at $67 US, but they contacted me after placing the order to let me know the freight overseas would be $100!! Thanks but no, so I cancelled.
Heartbroken, I set out to make my own.
Enter $15 tray from One Kings Lane. Boy was it a beaut? NOT.
Lions and tigers and HERBS, oh my!
So I got to work priming it with this magical stuff.
And sadly, did not take pictures as I eyeballed it to tape off the stripes. I didn't have any painters tape at the time (boy do I now after the ORC) so I used my Dad's precious electrical tape. Worked great at keeping the paint from seeping!
After the first few coats of paint. I used white and navy acrylic paint and had to do quite a few coats of each.
After perfecting the imperfect stripes and re-painting the white sides to navy, I applied some Rub 'N Buff in Gold Leaf to the handles and the rim with my finger and a paper towel.
I added some little felt stickers to the bottom so it wouldn't scratch my glass surfaces.
I love it!! Probably more than the first tray just because I put all of my love into it!
So $67 + $100 in shipping ($167) :
Compared to $15:
I'll take it!
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Nancy and Bethany