I love gathering inspiration from others to see how they style Decocrated items and make them their own inside their house. A really neat way to completely make a Decocrated item one of a kind and unlike any of the other decor pieces is to hack an item. Today, let’s change up the Easter tray and give it a completely new look!
Before I change the Easter tray, let’s take a look at where it started. It was beautiful exactly how Decocrated sent it to me; in fact, I loved the look of styling it with other Easter items in my entryway.
But I decided to change the look of the tray to make it fit a bit more with my decorating style. The best part of this hack is that I was able to use materials I had on hand, so changing up the look cost me nothing.
To get started, I removed the tray handles and sanded the entire tray. Then I painted the tray white. Because the color of the tray was originally a dark stain, it took two coats of paint to cover everything. I let everything dry completely in between coats and I applied two coats on all sides of the tray. I did only apply one coat of paint to the inside bottom of the tray because I have plans to cover that next.
I found some wallpaper and cut out a piece that would fit perfectly inside the bottom of the tray. I applied a thin layer of wallpaper paste and then placed the wallpaper inside. I smoothed the wallpaper down and let the paste dry completely.
Finally, I added the handles back onto the tray and now I have a totally different look.
I plan to use the tray as a functional decor item and store items by my kitchen sink. Since my kids are still young, I am primarily the only person to use the kitchen sink. Therefore I don’t have to worry about a ton of water splashing everywhere. But if you plan to also use this tray next to your sink, I do recommend you apply some polyurethane to really seal it and protect the wood from water.
I love that this tray now has a whole new life in my kitchen to keep my cleaning supplies tidy.
How would you hack the Easter tray?
XOXO, Lindsay (Pursuit of Pink Blog)
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