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Thrift Shop Tray Make-over.

Trays, are the workhorses of home decor.
They're practical, versatile, functional and pretty all at the same time.
Now what could be better than that?

When I saw these trays (a set of 3) at a thrift shop in Canada  I couldn't resist.
They were a bargain at $4.
But then I realized that was $3.06 US. Even better!
At the time, I didn't know exactly how I wanted to paint them,  but they were definitely coming home with me. 

I had these decorative papers in my "stash of good things." They'd work well for this project.

But if you didn't have papers like these,
what else might you use?
....old sheet music, pages from a book, wrapping paper, 
vintage sewing pattern envelopes, maps.... 
any of these would be unique.
I used my Go-To paint formula: 1. First paint Black  
2. Follow with Westhighland White by Sherwin Williams. 3. Finish by sanding to reveal the black underneath.
Easy -peasy.
I randomly tore the edges so things looked less "perfect"
and applied the sheets with Modg…