Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DIY coffee table tray!

Ok, so this isn't sewing related, beyond the fact that it would make a neat quilt pattern, but I thought I'd share in case anyone was looking for a cheap project!

A couple weeks ago, before I started my new job, my friend at work and I both took a Friday off to have a crafty day! We had hummus and veggies and cookies and creativity :)

I made this cute chevron tray that I LOVE. I've been wanting to make a tray for my coffee table that doubles as a good tray to carry my dinner out to the porch. And I specifically wanted my tray to be white and an aged silver.

I bought a tray at a craft store that was horrifically pink and then I spray painted it flat white. Taping the chevron pattern took a while but other than that it was really easy!

Then I simply sprayed the tray with the darker color and pulled away the tape!

There was some color bleeding, but I love the result anyways.

I bought the tray with a coupon for about $8 [although I know you can find big trays for super cheap at IKEA] and then bought 2 mini cans of spray paint for about $2 each. A custom tray for $12? Yes, please!

And it looks great with my teal teapot! :)


  1. This is so cute! Great idea! Now I want to go buy things that are in horrible colors and spray paint them :)

  2. The tray has great design and pattern . I will try this option of using the colored tray to serve coffee .
    Thanks for sharing .

    Kopi Luwak

    Finn Felton

  3. Great tray. What a fun craft day.


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