I found this nice, solid tray in my mom's going-to-goodwill pile of stuff. I liked it because it wasn't thin and flimsy like many of the newer trays you can buy. But it had a Christmas theme with a little horn and some holly or something on it. I thought it would make a good painting project.
So I took it out into the side yard on a surprisingly warm March day and started by spraying it with XIM primer which sticks to anything. Should have taken photos.
Then I forgot about it.
Then the boys picked it up while doing yard work and put it in the garage. And, of course, when I remembered it I couldn't find it. So after lots of "did you guys move a tray that was in the side yard?" texts, I located the primed tray.
I decided to go with a black tray with a folk art kind of look. I am a fan of Teresa Kogut's work and I thought I would attempt to paint something in that style.
So here it is just plain black...looks like a deep dish pizza pan....
Here is the beginning of a theme...
And fast forward to the finished product. Hubby put a couple of coats of polyurethane on it for me.
It will look good in my kitchen I think.