This pinky red is not my colour of choice, and it was chipped in a few places, which meant it was on clearance for a big ol $10. Sold. The Mr. thought I wanted the tray for practical purposes...like carrying food / drinks outside to the deck - and was surprised when I told him it was for display purposes! I think we can compromise and use it as a carrying tray in the summer, since it would also be uber useful for that.
I slapped some paint on it and decided to do a pattern...and here's the final product:
You like?? I'm very happy with how it turned out. I used Frog tape to tape the lines...and thought it was starting to bubble up like it did on our night tables and I was all ready to write a post about how I didn't think that Frog tape was worth all the hype, blah blah blah....then I removed the tape after painting and it's AMAZING. No joke. I'm a total convert...not sure where I went wrong on the night tables that led to bleeding (I think I moved the tape around and used too many small pieces), but the frog tape gave such a clean edge on this tray project. I love it.