I may be a week late, but better late than never right? As promised it’s finally Thrift Gift Facelift reveal day where Supermom and I reveal what crafty way we DIY-ed the heck out of a thrifted item we swapped with one another.
Supermom gave me this bamboo serving tray she picked up for $4.99. It’s a Food Network piece. And in perfect condition.
Not a scratch on it. Not a dent. Not a mark. Not a single solitary reason to paint it or transform it or DIY it in any way.
Harumpf. Fine. I can work around that. Enter in the Command Adhesive strips. I’ve used them in TGF before . . . to hang my Scrap Paper Whales in Sweetey Petey’s room and to attach the clock mechanism to the turned bowl in my Clock Makeover. The great thing about Command Adhesive is I can change the purpose of this in-perfect-condition-tray without actually changing the tray. It sticks like velcro when you want it to and removes cleanly with the pull of a tab when you don’t.
I decided to keep the tray a tray but make it an art tray. A kids art tray! Sweetey Petey’s crayons currently reside . . . well, all over the house really. Wouldn’t it be nice if he had a place to store them so he can easily see them to then grab them and cart them all over the house and leave them in random places? Why yes, yes it would.
The other nice thing about using Command Adhesive is cleanability. Say Sweetey Petey has water in his cup for a nice watercolor painting. Much easier to empty said cup by gently removing it and then sticking it back on. Same goes with paint.
So here’s what I did. And I’m almost ashamed to give you step by step instructions because this was by far the fastest and easiest Thrift Gift Facelift I’ve done yet.
Step 1: Go to Target.
Step 2: Buy some fun cups, plates and bowls on clearance.
Step 3: Pick up some extra Command Adhesive because you can just never have too much.
Step 4: Give the tray a quick wipe down with water and vinegar. Not that it needs it. Perfect condition. Harumpf.
Step 5: Lay out fun cups, plates and bowls on tray till happy with the arrangement.
Step 6: Stick ‘em down with Command Adhesive.
Step 7: Pretend it was way more difficult to create than it was.
I love that I didn’t ruin the tray. I love that the pieces are stuck down so Sweetey Petey can’t easily pull them off or knock them over. I love that I can easily remove the pieces to clean them and stick them right back down. I love that I can tuck the whole tray away and pull all the art supplies out at once. I kinda love this project.
And now I kinda want to do a little painting myself.
Click on over to Supermom’s blog What Does She Do All Do to see what was so great about the spray paint I had to travel hours to Amish country to get for her.
Question of the Day: Do you paint? Do you wish you did?