I thought it needed to be warmed up a little...the bright white paint just looked like primer to me. I also didn't love the way the silver handles looked with the white. As you can see I just had a scrap of fabric in the bottom which wasn't very functional.
So I sprayed the handles with my new favorite spray paint ~
It's Rust-Oleum metallic brass.
The tray itself also got a fresh coat of paint in a warmer heirloom white. I wanted to add some color or pattern to the inside of the tray but I also like to be able to change things up depending on the season, holiday...or my mood. So instead of painting or decoupaging, I picked up some scrapbook paper and cut a piece of glass to size.
Now I'm able to easily change the look of the tray just by switching out the the decorative paper ~
The glass protects the paper, is easy to wipe clean, and gives it a nice finished look. You can pick up a piece of glass very inexpensively from your local frame shop or hardware store. Just make sure the measurement you give them is around 1/8" to 1/4" smaller than the actual opening so that you can get the glass in and out without any hassle, and to avoid scraping up your paint job.
And there you go ~ a decorative serving tray that is completely customizable! A super easy way to bring different accent colors and pattern into your room whenever the season, holiday, or your mood changes!
I hope your week is off to a great start! We are loving this taste of spring we've had here in the Midwest this week, it's been wonderful!
*I'm linking this project up to some of these great blogs...