Goodwill Bamboo Tray

After a Halloween trip to Goodwill a few weeks ago where their "Halloween" rack was something that my "normal" rack would look like...  New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill


...I came across this..

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill Tray!

A fab bamboo tray!!

I was totally inspired by this vintage tray and loved the inset designs on the bottom...

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Diamond Shaped Designs!

...that I decided to make something with a little more flair!!

I went to my tape stash and grabbed a roll of Scotch Blue Painters Tape and started crafting a little chevron design on the bottom of the tray.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Bamboo Tray

I thought this would be an easy design to make, just because of the straight lines.  It was this or some stripes, so I went with this!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Bamboo Tray

With my tape in place, I picked my paint!  I thought a gold glitter would be perfect, and totally holiday-appropriate as well (I know I'll be toting treats to upcoming holiday parties).  Martha Stewart's Coarse Gold Glitter Paint was my choice...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Martha Stewart Paint!

...and I painted in-between all the lines!  To make the coloring a bit stronger, I gave the tray four coats to really get the glitter down.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Stay in the Lines!

Once I finished painting, I let the tray sit and dry overnight.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Dry Time!

Once the paint was completely dry, it was time to get peeling!!  Kinda reminiscent of peeling dried glue from my hands in art class when I was a kid...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Peelin'

My new tray was looking a little something like this...

New Dress A Day - DIY - After Tray!

I'm already loving how it looks!!  And, it'll still be perfect whether it's carrying treat bags, or my dinner into my living room when I must watch/eat Revenge

New Dress A Day - DIY - Ready for Treats!

An upcycled project using three main ingredients, I'm liking those numbers!!

I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing holiday weekend!!  Back to the grind we go :)