Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Antique Silver Plated Trays

I got this idea from a blog titled Bless Our Nest. Shannon always comes up with some super cute, creative decorations for her home. To be honest, I am not sure how I found Shannon's blog but I am glad that I did. One of her blog post was titled Tray Transformations and I fell in love at first sight. I thought those are awesome! I want one. So one morning my mom, Zachary, and I had some free time and popped in an antique flea market booth store. In my mind I did not want to spend more than $7 for a silver plated tray. I have to admit the "hunt" of the plate was very exciting for me. That day I did not find a tray that I wanted for my price. But a few weeks later my mom and mother-in-law went to lunch at a local tearoom and low and behold I found this tray for $4. SOLD! I had to have it.

Because I have been so occupied with summer and stuff I just finished my tray. Here are some photos from the project. Thanks to my wonderful two year old for his camera skills.

Before: Chalkboard Paint and My $4 tray

*I recommend taping the edges of your tray prior to painting :) You'll thank me later!

Painting my "taped" tray in the garage on a rainy day. Thanks Zachary for taking the photo!

After: Isn't it cute on my welcome table in my entry way!

My finished tray!

Thank you Shannon for your wonderful ideas. I love your blog! Keep up the good work!


  1. Cute website idea. The tray is super cute! I'm always looking for crafting ideas and reciepes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love these trays! You did a great job Hilary!

  3. Super cute, Hil! You are so creative :) I, on the other hand, am not. But, you are inspiring me to try my hand at crafts!

  4. It looks so great! I love it. Thanks for your sweet words about me too. :)