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.  
Do you get excited at the thrill of finding a bargain too?
And, I’d love to hear your Mother’s Wisdom- we’re sharing our moms’ best advice HERE.  

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 😉

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