Mirrored Tray Makeover

While shopping Overstock for a lounge chair and chaise for our master sitting room, I realized just how much of the decor in our house is from accessible places like Overstock, Homegoods, and Target.  I like style and quality and a bargain all at the same time.

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.  

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  1. June 26, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    oh love this! I just bought a sunburst mirror and want to spray paint it so this was super helpful!

  2. June 26, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    I recently saw a tray just like that…okay, now I need to remember where. I love it! And, I love Jenny's idea of a bright TB color!! Good to know about the Curel lotion. I have sensitive skin like you, so I love hearing your recommendations.

    • July 1, 2013 / 6:55 pm

      I did find one. Our store had them in different finishes, brown and gunmetal gray. Debating what color to paint mine. It was a bit more expensive.

  3. Jenny @ Simcoe Street
    June 26, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    Love it! I could also see it gold or a wilder colour like "tory burch orange" holding accessories and perfumes in your closet!


    • June 26, 2013 / 11:02 pm

      I love that idea Jenny! Thanks!

    • June 26, 2013 / 11:05 pm

      Susan, too funny! I think your tray turned out gorgeous- I love your photos too!

  4. June 26, 2013 / 11:04 pm

    The tray is such a find!! It looks great on your counter. Love it!!

  5. June 27, 2013 / 1:06 am

    Where did you find this little gem? So cute!

    • June 27, 2013 / 3:07 am

      Oops! I thought I mentioned- Homegoods!

  6. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    June 26, 2013 / 11:54 pm

    SO so cute. I love that tray. Such a find. And LOVE your new profile picture and your sidebar photos look great.

  7. Allison
    June 27, 2013 / 2:52 am

    Pretty tray! That was a fun treasure to find. Isn't Curel the best lotion! I love it.

    • June 27, 2013 / 3:08 am

      Yep, Curel is the best. Good to see you on Instagram too Allison!

  8. christine, just bella
    June 27, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I totally get excited over a great bargain like this! And also totally excited about things nicely corralled on a tray, makes things look so much tidier!

  9. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    June 27, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    I love finding cheap gems like that that I can transform with spraypaint!! Nice score…and it looks great! I'm on a Baby Magic kick lately…totally random, but I'm obsessed with the smell. Maybe I'm pre-menopausal and this is my body's way of hanging on to my younger, more fertile years! 😉

  10. June 29, 2013 / 3:02 am

    Just goes to show you that you don't have to spend a lot to get the look you want ! Love the idea of it gold or a citrus color !

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