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June 23, 2015

Plastic Tray Gets Chalk Painted Bliss {June Challenge}

I've been using this plastic tray in our media room for serving popcorn on movie night.  Not a very fitting style for a media room.  It didn't work in any other room in the house either so I decided to give it a Summer inspired makeover.

Plastic Tray Makeover Before and After

The inspiration for giving this plastic tray a chalk painted makeover is the June Decorating Challenge hosted in the Decorating and DIY Enthusiasts Facebook Forum.  This month's challenge is Decorating With Trays and I'm so excited to be participating in this monthly challenge.


Here is a picture of what my plastic tray looked like before the makeover...

Plastic Tray Makeover Before

Instead of sanding the tray to give it teeth for the chalk paint to bond to I gave it a coat of shellac. Then I painted the tray with two coats of Bliss, the perfect chalk paint color for Summer don't you think!


Plastic Tray Makeover Using Bliss Chalk Paint

I randomly dry brushed a combination of Simplicity and Vanilla Frosting onto the sides.

Plastic Tray Makeover with White Dry Brushed Sides

With an art brush and the same white chalk paint I carefully painted the raised pattern.  After it was dry I protected the tray with two layers of Tough Coat.  All the products used for this project are from Country Chic Paint.

Plastic Tray Makeover painting the raised pattern with an art brush left side

Plastic Tray Makeover painting the raised pattern with an art brush right side

This is the perfect tray to use beside the window seat in our master bedroom - my favorite spot to read on a rainy day.

Plastic Tray Makeover used on the window seat

What's a Summer's Day without ice cream and a good book!

Plastic Tray Makeover for Summer with a good book and ice cream

Our peonies, one of my favorite flowers in the garden, have just started to bloom.  I'm crossing my fingers and toes that our Hydrangea blooms this year too.

Plastic tray makeover for Summer with fresh cut peonies

I love our plastic tray now that it got a new life with chalk painted Bliss!

Plastic Tray Makeover After Chalk Painted in the color Bliss

Do you have a tray that could use a fresh new look for Summer?

In case you missed May's Challenge, here is my contribution for Decorating With Terracotta Pots.

Be sure to visit the fabulous hosts and see what they did for the Tray Vignette Challenge!

3 Month Decorating Challenge - One space, three ways brought to you by a group of top bloggers!

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