~Thrift Store Tray Gets a Bright Makeover~

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A few months ago, I was making my usual weekly stop into Goodwill, when I came across the cutest breakfast in bed tray.  It was dark red and $5, which seemed expensive to me (for a thrift store, at least!) but I saw potential.  I debated painting it white or black, my usual colors, and using it in the kitchen or the screened porch, but then I thought it would also make a cute piece for my daughter’s room, which we’re currently updating with pops of watermelon pink (read my first post on her room HERE).  Enter my trusty can of spray paint…I used Krylon’s “Watermelon” gloss and gave it a couple of coats.  Here’s how it turned out:

When I first sprayed the top, it looked a little bare, so I used my Silhouette Cameo and some white vinyl to make a monogram to put on top.  The font is a free one called “Contribute” and it’s one of my favorites for monograms.  My daughter is a Francophile and wants to bring a little bit of Paris into her room, too, so I debated putting something French on the tray, but I want to avoid “Paris Overkill” if at all possible!

The more I get to know this little tray, the happier I am that I spent so much $$ on it. 🙂  The legs fold under and secure so it can be used as a regular tray, too, if we ever want to put it on top of her bookshelf or desk as a display piece.

I’ll continue to share pieces from her room as we go, and hopefully we’ll have the full reveal for you in a week or two!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love the tray and the color is great…I can see it goes so well with the fabric in the chair….The tray is really pretty big!…I love it…and I agree with the “Paris overload’…I see so many interiors with “Paris overload”…Love the font of the monogram…perfect!

  2. Gorgeous tray! Great job! I absolutely adore the fabric on the chair. Do you remember what it is? It would be perfect in my laundry room for a new ironing board cover! Thank thank you so much! You just got a new subscriber!

    • Jaime–So glad you’re here! The fabric on the chair is an Amy Butler print–think it’s called Love Bliss. I bought a couple yards of it off Ebay or Etsy for accents in her room. I love it, too!

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