Thursday, October 2, 2008

A beautiful tray.........

Look at this fabulous giant tole painted tray that I found at the Goodwill! I just love it! it was only $4.99! I grabbed up this baby so fast!
It is vintage, probably from the 60s. Gosh, if things from the 60s are vintage, what does that make me??? LOL!
I love the hand painted flowers. It is an awesome tray. I love the antique look of it.
The reason why I wanted such an over sized tray is because about a year ago I found this cool waiter's tray holder/stand.
I always knew that someday I would find the perfect tray for it. I wanted to use it to serve tea or use it as a little side table for a big meal.
But, when I put the tray on the stand, it didn't look quite right. A light bulb came on in my head and I thought, I'll just paint the stand!
So I took the stand outside and painted it.
I bought a cream colored paint.
Unfortunately after painting the stand and it dried, I set the tray on it and it didn't look right, it was not the right color. So back to the hardware store I went and this time I bought a butter yellow spray paint.
Yes, this is a true picture, not staged. I am bad and I spray pain in regular clothes. I have been pray painting for probably 23 years and I never get it on my clothes.
This is the new paint I bought and I love it, it covered so nicely and it's the perfect color.
Look at how that matches! I think it looks great!
Anyone for tea?
This will be so much fun to use for company!
What a great portable table and it holds a lot!
I enjoyed putting this little table scape together.
The roses are from my rose bush in my front yard.
And where does a girl store such a big tray? She adds it to her decor of course!
I think it looks perfect here! Come on over sometime for high tea with me!

Have a happy Thursday!

"I pray that everything may go well with you and that you may be in good health." III John 2

Hugs, Sharon


Lille meg said...

Lucky you! So much beautiful things!
And your roses are beautiful, too, and so is your home! I love it all.
Thank you for sharing, and have a nice day!:)

Mardell said...

Good morning Sharon,
I love your tray ~ what a great deal. I have 4 trays very similar to that one & I love them. Two are yellow, one white, & the other black (which is a TV tray.) I have them arranged on my kitchen wall around the stove. We rent this apt. & there were holes in the wall, like someone punched them! The trays cover them nicely. :o)

I love what you did w/it. You're so clever & creative. The butter yellow on the stand is the perfect compliment to the tray. Great job!


Judy said...

Very nice. I do like what you did with that stand and tray. I like the color you ended up with.

Connie said...

SharoooOOOooonnnnnnn, fab, fab, fab, fabulous, my sweet chick!!!! Oh my what a find. I wish I had found it......*Sigh*...........

Sharon said...


Hello! What a clever way for you to hide the holes in the walls. Don't you just wonder about people who smash holes in the walls....crazy! I would love to see pictures of your trays, they sound beautiful.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Wow sharon that looks so beautiful, you did such a beautiful job transforming it all, it looks like it was all one, so pretty! =)

I just love your taste in decor it's so warm, cozy and elegant! I'll have to keep my eye out for more things at the goodwill, yours seem like they have so, so many great things. God is so good to give us these little blessings, there not little in God's eyes because he cares about even those things and cheers us up and makes us happy and reminds us he loves us. Im so happy to serve a God that cares and loves us so much! =)

God bless Sharon!


Mary said...


You are so lucky to have found both the waiter's stand and the beautiful tray. I love the way it all came together and the tray looks great added to your decor. I also love your turkey platter.

Thanks so much for sharing this project. It shows what a little imagination can do. You've done a great job.


luvmy4sons said...

I just love your lovely house. You are so amazing. And sorry to does make you vintage...and it makes me vintage...but look how lovely vintage is! LOL!

Connie said...

You have such a knack repurposing things! Your home is beautiful. The tray table turned out great!

Lille meg said...

I am so sorry that you could not read what I wrote.
Didn't the translator work?
It works to me. I made a kind of rolls, and it is very good, but that doesn't help when you can not read it. Again I am sorry. Maybe I need to translate again. I don't hope so.

Kelly said...

Shar, you have such beautiful taste and a beautiful home!! I love tole trays!

Kathi said...

Sharon, I love your tray and waiter's stand. It is just gorgeous. I lvoe the way you make everything so special. I'm amazed at your spray painting skills. I think I would have had paint all over my clothes. Love ya, Kathi

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I love that tray, you did a great job matching it with a stand. The floral pattern matches a little chest that i have.

Deb said...

Hi Sharon! it's beautiful you did a perfect job painting it. I would love to sit around that table having tea. Enjoy! Deb

Elena said...

What a beatiful project. Good job! Your decorations are lovely in your house! Take Care, Elena

Amy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. I love they way you used your tray from Goodwill. Oh, we could have fun together shopping for treasure!

~~Deby said...

WOW..oh wow...
I love the tray and the WHOLE look, Sharon..I am on my way over...what shall I bring ?

shekinahhvac said...

Very nice, and what an awesome idea. Thank you for the glimse into your life everyday.

gail said...

that is a pretty tray- and the final paint matches perfectly. it looks especially lovely with your pretty tea arrangement on there. you could leave it up all the time- just to look at and admire. don't you just love all things to do with tea? so pretty! i like to make arrangements also- then i take a picture of them and put it all away- but i think i will start leaving them alone and enjoy them for awhile. why not? :)

i never get messy either with spray paint- such a great way to paint- although i am painting a wicker chair right now- between coats- and it is taking forever and lots of paint to cover! any tips??

God bless!

Carol said...

I just love finding bargains at Goodwill, what a good deal you got! The finished product looks fantastic. I love that turkey platter on your cabinet!
Carol * in Oklahoma

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Beautiful tray. That's a great find. And you did a perfect job fixing the stand to go with it.

Cottage Contessa said...

Wow sweetie! It's a beautiful tray, and now that you've given the stand a make over, it all looks totally awesome together! Love the tablescape too, and I would absolutely love to join you for high tea Sharon! Have a lovely day sweet friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jocelyn said...

How gorgeous and what a great find! I agree with Kathi, I would have had spray paint all over my clothes and in my hair!

Linda said...

What a wonderful find, the tray is beautiful and looks prefect with the stand (great match). I'd love to join you for set a lovely table.

I love your dress and accessories for the wedding...not much longer and I can hardly wait to see all the pictures. A happy evening to you and yours...hugs, Linda

Amy said...

That's a gorgeous find!

Kelly said...

I have missed you!!! And of course your *finds* are always amazing!!! It is just a perfect addition to you decor!!! Have a great weekend!


SweetAnnee said...

Look at what you is SO awesome..
smiles, Deena

Domestic Fashionista said...

Yay for 98 cent spray paint from wal mart! lol. I was actually on my way to pick some up today! I have been doing a lot of painting as well and love the new fresh look of a new coat of paint.

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