I love this project. I love it so much I wish I could keep it, but I cannot. I made this for my sister. The interesting part of this project is how I came to create it! So, I’m tinkering in my mom’s basement and I came across this old tray. It’s worn out as you can see in the picture. However, this little tray belongs to my little sister, and I want to bring it back to life. So I took it out the door and took it home. I know that sounds horrible but it really isn’t that bad.
I decide to paint this hidden treasure in a matte black. I chose the matte finish because I don’t want any sheen…yet. My sister’s home decor is black and white so this will be perfect! I also didn’t want to salvage the corner pieces; I like a more uniformed look. I used spray paint for this little tray and let it dry overnight.
The next morning I stared at the tray for several minutes thinking, I do not really like this little tray, it needs something more. Something that will make this tray pop! And a light went on to use 1005 design backsplash! I chose my favorite, the art nouveau design in stainless steel. This design will look lovely with her Hodge pod of Greek key and Ikat assorted decorations. I actually found a panel from a previous project and it looked just the right size. Almost! I need to cut it. So I align the pattern evenly to form it into the panel I need. I marked it and scored each side several times to make a clean cut. I used a piece of sandpaper to lightly sand the edges and it is ready to be placed. It fits! And it’s gorgeous.
So I pull it back out, remove the protective film and spray a coat of poly on the tray. Replace the panel and voila! A new makeup tray for my sister’s dresser! This will assist her in organizing! There you have it. Easy peasy!