Do you have five dollars? Do you have five minutes? Make a list of all the products in your home you don’t use because they are the wrong color! Take a look at my upcycled serving tray and gold spray paint improvement.
Since we moved, there are a lot of things that have come out of hiding. For about six years, after our move from Florida to Virginia, many of my glassware and china sat in boxes. Since we have found, what hopefully is, our forever home, I have begun the process of unpacking some of our breakable home décor. One of the pieces that came out of hiding was this glass and iron serving tray.
While this serving tray is beautiful, it was a gift and I never bought it with the intention have having the “perfect place.” Since often keys or drinks are place on this foyer console table, I decided to place it below our faux floral arrangement. It would protect the table but also give added detail to our cherry blossoms and chinoiserie vase.
It did it’s job. We were able to quickly lay items down but the black iron against the blue console table wasn’t working.
I began to research gold spray paint colors.
Best Gold Spray Paint
I used this chart to find the best gold spray paint color for our home.
Anika does a really good job of showing you close pictures of spray painted terracotta pots so you can compare the different hues of gold spray paint. From her gold spray paint review, I settled with the best gold spray paint color for the tray – Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Metallic Gold for a rich, super glossy metallic finish.
Upcycled Serving Tray
On a Saturday morning, like I always do, I got up with the mission to finish this home décor project. My husband asked me, while I was walking down the stairs, if we could hold off on home projects until we ate breakfast. I bit my lip because I was really excited about this easy serving tray DIY project. I knew it would take me five minutes and the spray paint had been sitting on my kitchen counter for a few weeks.
This upcycled serving tray project was really easy. In my case there was a glass layer that had to be removed. I took out the glass and clear rubber bumpers (between the glass and metal.)
I recycled a cardboard box to become the barrier between the deck and my gold spray painting work. I sprayed one side of the tray and let it sit for about 3 hours in the sun.
I flipped the tray and did the back and also let it sit for a number of hours. Only one gold spray paint coat was necessary, but looking at the piece I wish I had done a second.
This is the finished Upcycled Serving Tray that I almost sent to Goodwill a number of times. Doesn’t it look so much better and best of all it was a low-cost home improvement projects, only $5!
Want to know more about my faux cherry blossoms? I ordered a few to decide the Best Cherry Blossoms Branches out there!
Spray Painting Tip: If you have a larger spray painting job, I recommend picking up this Spray Paint Comfort Grip. My job took under 5 minutes so I did not find it necessary to use on this project. I do have one for other projects I have done in the past.
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