From thrift store wagon to cute tray.

I'm still on the prowl for the perfect tray for my living room and I still have not found it, but I'm having fun finding "good enough for now" trays in the mean time.
I just love the way things look gathered together on a tray!


The tray started out as a wagon I found at the thrift store.
It used to hold blocks or toys of some kind.
So if your kids have one and they have finished playing with it then ask if you can "borrow" it. ;)



I painted the wheels a color called Gray Wolf, it is from Martha Stewart's brand of acrylic craft paint.
The body is a combo of the gray and some white paint.


At one point it was looking terrible and I almost donated it back to the thrift store hoping 
someone else could do something with it.
But I decided to just keep playing with the paint until I came up with something I liked.
I sprayed the tray with poly when I was finished painting it.


I love finding things at the thrift store and looking at them in a whole new way!


A fun side by side. :)

Linking up to:
Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Timewashed
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse

27 comments:

  1. You really have an eye for picking out great things! This is a beautiful transformation! I love those pillows on your sofa too. :)

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  2. What a great idea! Creative people can think outside the box. I'm not one of those.

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  3. Hi Lisa,
    This is so cute and I love the grey and white color combo on this. Very pretty.
    Kris

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  4. Super cute makeover Lisa...love the pretty display too!

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  5. This is really cute Lisa! Would love for you to link this to Friday Favorites at http://imnotatrophywife.com
    laura

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  6. What a neat idea! I'm on the hunt for a perfect tray for a couple of places in our house but I don't want to spend $50 on them. The hunt continues.

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  7. Wow I am so impressed with how creative you are and I love this "tray"

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  8. This is so cute Lisa! Love this idea to repurpose! Looks great on your table!

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  9. That is so cute!!! Great job on the transformation. And with the owl, it has such personality!! xoxo

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  10. what a charming idea! I never would've thought to make over a toy like that. It looks cute holding accessories on your coffee table.

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  11. The wagon is charming! Love it with the owl. Neat idea.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. Great transformation! And it looks great on your coffee table!
    Susan

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  13. Super cute idea for a tray!
    Mary Alice

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  14. That is so awesomely creative - love how it turned out!!

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  15. You are so cleaver. I love it all painted up and arranged with such pretty items. Looks fabulous

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  16. So clever....I love it!!!!
    ~Des

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  17. I call these items "place holders" -- they keep a place until you find the "real" thing!

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  18. Awesome transformation, who'd have thought a kiddie's toy could look so good on your table.

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  19. I like how it turns, and love that aqua bottle.
    Have a lovely week!
    Silvia

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  20. That's using your noggin...so creatve
    Gail

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  21. Oh I love this! I think I might still have one of these that came with wooden blocks. I'm in the process of dredging out the basement and reorganizing. I'll have to check to see if I kept it.

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