I found this letter tray in our garage while we were packing things up. My husband would have just thrown it away, but I yelled “Good God, man, have you learned nothing in all this time I’ve been blogging”! Under my craft cart it went awaiting its turn.
It’s a nice solid piece and made of wood. I know it will come in handy once we are moved to keep things neat. While I am working on a custom order for decorator books, this tray was really calling out for some help. So I grabbed the can of Espresso spray paint and headed outside.
Gave it two quick coats. You can’t see it here, but the wood grain on the sides shows through a little bit.
Then added some scrapbook paper which I wound up centering because the tray is longer and narrower than the paper. I didn’t glue it down because I could see changing the paper out every so often as the mood strikes.
I then added an embellishment I got from a new Bo Bunny package to the front.
Now I have a neat place to keep paperwork on my desk in an organized yet pretty manner!
I had the tray, the scrapbook paper and the paint already. I recently bought the package of embellishments, on clearance for $3.99. I used one of about 6 or 7 embellishments so this cost me about $.50 to do.
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