DIY: Tray Makeover

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You know how I love clock faces, right?   A few weeks ago I transformed a thrift store tray with one of my favorite products just in time to use for the holidays. You may remember I am going with a black, white, and green color scheme for my holiday decor this year. Oh! and of course a few pops of fun colors.

Today I am shaking things up a bit and posting the tray makeover project over at the True Value DIY Blog Squad blog.

How to get a super high gloss finish on table tops and this tray makeover

Wait until you see how easy it is to get that super shiny glass-like finish. It is so cool and makes the makeover look like something you picked up at a high end shop.

Click to see—-> How I transformed the thrift store tray

I will be posting back here tomorrow with a peek at how I organize myself for the holidays.


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  1. Wow, what a great project! I do have a question, though. When you mix up the high gloss product, does it have any odor at all?

    I adore the clock faces.

    1. Hi Teri – It does smell a bit, but not as much as some resins and glues do. I am very sensitive to smell and this is not as bad as using some soft waxes over chalk paint that I have used :-). Once it is dry it has no smell at all. I placed the tray in an unused room overnight to keep dirt and dust off of it while it dried – it would also help deal with the smell if you are highly sensitive to it.

      1. Thanks, Diane. I think I will enlist Hubby to apply it and blow the bubbles out. I get headaches too easily. I know what you mean about the waxes; I have found that CeCe Caldwell’s clear wax does not bother me at all.

  2. Gorgeous! I’m getting a gifted tray very similar like yours. What a great idea to copy :-)

  3. I used a similar set of products to do a project many many years ago, but it looks much better than mine did! Glad you did this post, cause I’m thinking of all manner of projects now! It’s not the particular projects that you do that makes them worthwhile, it’s that you do them so well! fondly, Linda

  4. Love the tray idea! I wasn’t familiar with the product that makes the glass-like finish, but can’t wait to try it!
    many thanks for the tip! Susan