Grain Sack Style Tray

Hi! I hope everyone is doing great!

As you know, I’m fascinated by stripes. You must have seen when I redid the bed for a spoiled dog and I wanted to do something else, so when the other day I was walking by a thrift store and saw this tray I could not resist!

Grain Sack Style Tray

The truth is that I first thought of painting the whole thing and do the stripes in another color, but as it was in perfect condition I thought I would make a small change.

I took masking tape, measured to find the center and pressed down firmly to stick it and prevent the paint from running underneath. I did the same for the other stripes. Now it was time to paint, and I did it with the homemade chalk paint as it works great and no sanding before is needed.

Grain Sack Style Tray

I gave a couple of layers to cover well, and when it was dry I removed the tapes.

Grain Sack Style Tray

Grain Sack Style Tray

And here it is, the truth is that I love the result! What do you think? It does not take much work to change any object.



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  1. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, I love it. I know I always say that about your creations, but it’s true! I love that you only added the stripes the color of the wood is so pretty and it is in perfect condition! Great job.

    • Pili says:

      Yes, Mary, it’s been a surprise for me as well. This is the kind of projects I like, easy and simple.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Hi, Pili ~ Love this tray, and I’m a huge fan of stripes, too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see again on Sunday night!

    • Pili says:

      I really love stripes… I even don’t know why my husband is not covered in stripes!!
      Welcome, Sarah!!

  3. Sarah R. says:

    Looks fantastic!!! What a great idea. 🙂 Coming over from Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll join us again this weekend with your latest & greatest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  4. Lissette says:

    I think it looks amazing! I was actually thinking of doing something similar in the near future. We’re planning on re-furnishing the family room, and something I was looking at is a ottoman-coffee table with a tray on top. Something like this would work perfectly! #FFBH

    • Pili says:

      Now you know, Lissette, go hunting flea markets! All our friends (women of course) say wonders about the tray.

  5. Sahana says:

    Wow, just a couple of strips but it has made a huge difference. Totally love the new look. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks, Sahana! Yes, paint can make such a big difference, I love to transform things.
      See you at the party, I’m there each week! 😉

    • Pili says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Shellie! I am in love with stripes.
      Love to be part of the party and co-hosting with you! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Aspen Jay says:

    Oh I really like how this turned out Pili! With all the craze to paint everything, I love the little touch of paint you gave it to give it a bit of character while still showing the beautiful wood. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing this with us at Talented Tuesday.

    • Pili says:

      At first I thought about painting the whole tray, but then I felt lazy and told myself, why not just some stripes? Now I thank I had that lazy moment lol
      Love to have you visiting!

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  8. Terry says:

    Hello Pili! I love stripes too! You did an nice job on this tray. Thank you for sharing at Making Broken Beautiful this week! You do lovely work!

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