By now you know I’m a bit of a thrifty person. I love having beautiful things in my home, without breaking the budget. By being inspired by other bloggers to create their version of a designer style, I decided to give it a try. You know I’ve done a few tray makeovers, (see here ), but I’ve had my eye on this designer tray by Lauren Renfrow being sold on Layla Grayce for Times Two Designs. The cost of these trays range from $400-650.00. Yes.. I know what you’re saying — crazy right?!! For a tray????? Not Me- not in nooooooo lifetime.. but that doesn’t stop me from liking it and wanting it, but I also knew I had to make it. It took me some time to scour different thrift stores to find the right size tray, and I found one at Goodwill for $1.75.
I didn’t have any luck finding more antlers, so I used the ones from this project.
I spray painted the tray using Krylon White Gloss, but for some reason there were cracked lines that came through even though I sprayed three coats. Needless to say I was a bit annoyed.
So to cover this flaw, I used faux marble contact paper (I love this stuff).
It’s a bit of a variance from the designer version, but hey, consider it my designer version. For the antlers, instead of using gold leaf – I used Krylon Maxx metallic gold – it gave them the brilliant metallic gold shine I needed to accomplish the look.
Next up was assembling them. I found these 2-hole pipe strap clamps made of galvanized steel at Lowe’s and painted them gold as well.
Used a couple of screws and screwed them to the tray and this is the finished look.
For a cost of $10.00 I have the look of a $600.00 tray
One more look at the designer’s vs mine,
So what do you think of my tray, I’d love to hear your comments.
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