Jul 17, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

CIY: Paint Splattered Tray

 So, um, I made my way to the dollar store one again (I heart the dollar store!).  This time I was on the hunt for a tray.  Well, finding an actual tray was a bit of a challenge.   Thinking outside of the box, I figured a cookie sheet could work perfectly as a tray.  Thank you Dollar Tree!  Check out my cookie sheet turned tray!

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

Supplies:

– Cookie sheet (I bought mine from Dollar Tree)

– Spray paint ( I used my Krylon Fusion – Ivy Leaf spray paint from my pots)

– 3 colors of acrylic paint (I used Craft Essentials in Orange Spice, Apple Tart, and White)

– Tarp

– Modge Podge

– Paint brush

{Last photo on the very bottom-West Elm, Leah Durner Trays}

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 1}:  Grab your tarp, tray, and spray paint.  Spray your tray covering it with your spray paint.  Let it dry.

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 2}:  Grab all of your acrylic paints.  Take each of your colors and start randomly squirting paint all over your tray.

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 3}:  Hold your tray up so the bottom is parallel to the ground.  Let the paint drip down allowing your paint to mix together.  You will get a swirl effect.

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 4}: Now, turn your tray so the handles are now parallel to the ground.  Once again, let your paint run down so the colors mix again.  Repeat steps  3 and 4 until you get your desired coverage.  Let the paint dry.  This can take more than 24 hours given all of the paint.

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 5}: Test your paint to make sure it is dry.  If it is, grab your paint brush and Modge Podge.

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 6}:  Cover your entire tray with Modge Podge.  Once covered, let it dry.

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

 

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

 

CIY: Make your own West Elm inspired tray with a dollar store cookie sheet! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments to CIY: Paint Splattered Tray

  1. JulieAnn
    July 17, 2013 6:54 am

    I love this. Using a cookie sheet was such a good idea and so custom to match your pillow. I would have traveled around town for hours looking for a tray without thinking to look in my cabinet or buy a cookie sheet.

  2. Cristy Herndon
    July 19, 2013 9:51 pm

    I have a smaller cookie sheet that is kinda old and stained. I keep thinking about tossing it, but this is a new great way to utilize it. Love your blog and all your clever ideas!

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