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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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February 14, 2012

DIY: Chevron Tray

Another reuse, repaint, and re-purpose post!

I finally got around to repainting this tray I picked up on sale at Target about a year ago.  I had been keeping it on my buffet and it just gathered random things, including dust.  The thought crossed my mind to turn it into a bar tray, but I finally decided against it.  It definitely needed to be repainted, because the color was miserable and blending in with everything.

I started by priming and painting the entire tray white. Once I had a solid white color, I lightly measured out a checkerboard in pencil.  In my case, I decided on 3" x 3" squares.  I then used masking tape (only because I didn't have any painter's tape on hand) and cut pieces to fill the cubes on the diagonals. 

With the masking tape in place, I started painting with regular acrylic gold paint.  It took a LOT of coats to get a solid color - probably about six or seven coats.

Once the paint dried, I peeled off the paint, and the chevron pattern was revealed.

I am currently using it on my coffee table. I actually happen to love the color of my valentines M&Ms against the gold chevron.

Happy Valentines Day!