Thrift Store Trays (Last minute gifts Part 4)

Need more last minute gifts that last year round?

I love tiered trays and little trays! I do not usually use them for their intended purposes.

I found these two little trays in the misc., messy section of our Salvation Army.

They are not silver….so do not be scared at what I am about to do.

It involves this.

Everyone doing ok?

I like these little trays for jewelery. I have several places I take off my jewelery. (Important note for robbers).

These are great little holders for earrings, bracelets…….you name it.

They are at yard sales all the time and these were only .49(that is 49 cents) at our thrift store. They were yucky……

I knew they had hope.

Five minute project…..


First step…..spray paint them.

Not seeing it yet?

What about now?

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See what I mean?

I actually took this other one to the store that is carrying my furniture.
I filled it with “free” chalk for my chalkboards……
They have told me that the chalk is a hit but even more…everyone wants this little tray.

They can’t have it.

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Like my chalk? I just glue gunned twine around the chalk. I thought it was finger friendly that way. I can’t stand the feeling of chalk on my fingers. Update: Here is the link to the chalk tutorial! Click “Here”!

These little trays are great gifts. They are sold at many stores for jewelery or in the kitchen section. You can usually get them cheaper after holidays. I promise though…..they are plentiful at thrift stores. Ok? So please don’t buy new. You will hurt my feelings.

I have used the tiered ones and decorated them for my nieces with painted pictures of “rings”, “perfumes”,” girly stuff” on each level of the trays. They have loved them and they are still sitting on their dressers with all of their girly stuff displayed.

I found a wooden one at a yard sale that was perfect for my sons colognes and stuff in his bathroom.

Have you ever done this with these little trays?

Like the 49 cent transformation?

What do you think about the chalk? Besides the fact I’m afraid it now looks like a cigarette……am I the only one who doesn’t like the feeling of chalk?

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3 thoughts on “Thrift Store Trays (Last minute gifts Part 4)

  • December 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Great idea! Thank you!

  • December 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I love the trays and the chalk! Why can’t I just think of simple things like this? Some people just got it………..thanks for sharing!

  • December 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Great ideas!! I love little tiered trays… and just trays in general. Always handy and they sure look cute after your paint makeovers!!


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