So I’m pretty happy with the way my tray turned out!
All said and done, the whole thing cost me about 7 bucks to make, which certainly beats the $75 price tag on these trays that served as my inspiration. Not going to lie, this was a tedious process that definitely tested my patience, but for someone who is NOT artistic, I think I nailed it. Here’s what I did:
First, I painted the white base of the tray. Then using this pattern, which I blew up and printed off of a fabric website, I made a stencil out of black cardstock. I then traced the stencil pattern directly onto the tray with a pencil. Matching up the design was a little bit of a geometric nightmare, but it worked:
Then, using the traced pattern, I simply painted between the lines:
After doing a couple of coats, I painted the blue sides and then the rim/outer sides using a really pretty antique gold color. And… that was it!
What do ya’ll think? Cheap to chic?