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Navy Coral Painted Tray

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It’s thrift store time and this month I’ve got a cute Navy Coral Painted Tray to share with you! I love taking thrift store items and giving them new life. I found a monkeypod tray with a cute design, it just needs some new life. I love the coastal vibe, and my home has touches of that beachy decor throughout the year, so I was inspired to make something with that beachy feel to chase away my winter blues.

Navy Coral Painted Tray

I just love how this nautical tray turned out!!! It was super easy to make too. Let me show you what I started with first.

Monkeypod thrift store tray

I got this cute tray for only $1 on sale at the Goodwill… score!!! Let me tell you how I transformed this worn thrift store tray.

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Creating a Navy Coral Tray

I started by giving the tray a good cleaning. Then I used my blue paint to paint the base of the tray. I just free-handed it, but if you’re more comfortable with using painter’s tape – go for it!

Painting the base of the tray blue.

I let the first coat dry for about an hour and then gave the same area a second coat.

Attaching coral sketch to the tray.

Once the second coat was dry, I took a sketch of coral that I printed out and taped it to the tray with painter’s tape.

Using a pen to create trace lines on the tray.

I like to use a sharp pencil or a pen to create tracing lines. I just went over the lines on the paper with the pen, pressing down firmly so the wood below would be indented.

Painting the white coral on the navy blue tray.

Then it was time to paint! I used a small paintbrush and white acrylic paint and went over the indention lines.

Painted coral next to tracing sheet.

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Navy painted thrift store tray with white coral.

I’m sure where this cute tray will go, but I’m thinking about hanging it on the wall in our downstairs bathroom. I will make great wall art too.

Now make sure to check out the rest of the team’s thrift store makeovers below…

Thrift Store Makeovers for January 2020

Bubblegum Machine Makeover from House Of Hawthornes

Upcycled Thrift Store Mirrors from Petticoat Junktion

Navy Coral Painted Tray from Domestically Speaking

Boho Basket Wall Decor from Sadie Seasongoods

Farmhouse Calendar Makeover from My Repurposed Life

Picture Frame Makeover from Refresh Restyle

Other Thrift Store Trays

Other Blogger’s Thrift Store Makeovers

Navy Thrift Store Tray painted with Coral


  1. Maryann,

    What a deal on your tray. You really did a fabulous makeover on it. Great tip about tracing the design. I can’t paint a lick!

    I love the idea of hanging it, as it can always be grabbed off the wall and put to good use!



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