Recently, I found a unique round mirrored tray that looks very similar to a high-end version I have drooled over since I first saw it, the Arteriors Cinchwaist Gold Iron/Mirror Tray, that literally retails for $396.
I like my $12.99 version just fine. And it's kind of thrilling to happen upon such a great bargain.
While the gold is gorgeous on the expensive version, I wanted mine to be a glossy silver so it would compliment the shiny silver mirror and hardware in my master bath. I used a metallic gold spray paint after carefully taping the mirror's edges and covering the middle with paper.
In just a few minutes it looks great on my bathroom countertop. I typically keep most things under the sink or in drawers, but a few items I use almost daily, I like to keep out. (I swear by Curel lotion, by the way- very light scent and not greasy at all. I use it everyday.) Keeping everything together on a pretty tray makes it look tidier.
I can also see myself spraying the tray gold and using it in the bar at some point.
Do you get excited at the thrill of finding a bargain too?
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