This tray did not start out this way. In fact, this wasn't even the original color of spray paint I chose. Sometimes it takes me multiple tries before I get something right. The story of my life!
Here is how the tray started out. While the little birdie was cute, it wasn't the look I was going for in our bathroom. I think I only paid $10 for the tray at the Beverly Crafts Outlet store, so I didn't feel too terrible spray painting over it.
I spray painted the tray a nice shiny silver. But it felt "flat" to me. So back to the drawing board I went!
I gathered up a few art supplies and got to work on Plan B...
1. Ephemera & Liquid Glass glue, 2. I glued a crown ephemera to one side of the tray, 3. And a flower ephemera to the other side of the tray, that way I could rotate the tray and get a new look, 4. I got out my Gold Leaf pen, which I have had for years and it still hasn't dried out, 5 & 6. After spray painting the tray a crisp white, I colored over the ephemera with my gold leaf pen, as well as outlined the top and bottom lip of the tray.
But wait, as if the gold leaf wasn't enough...I cut out some hot pink felt paper and lined the bottom of my tray for a bit of wow factor. I like it! I like it a lot!
Here are the before and after photos:
Now I have somewhere to put my vitamins, face cream, contacts case, and q-tips & cotton balls (hidden in the jars) all neatly contained on the bathroom counter. Tray Magnific!