How to Change the Look of a Tray

I sort of have a thing for trays.  I am especially fond of the butler tray style.  It seems as if the boxy style lends itself to many uses.  One of the things I like most about a tray is that it is easy to change the look without a lot of effort.  It is an easy fix that anyone can do.  The bonus is you don’t need to invest a lot of time, and you don’t need a lot of skills in the DIY department.  Our latest Angie’s List article discusses trays, and how their looks can be changed to suit your needs.

Tray, before - The 2 Seasons

Before you leave here to read that article on the link below, I wanted to show you what my latest tray purchase looked like when I found it on sale at Home Goods.  I liked everything about it except the artwork.  It just didn’t go with anything else in our home.  I did like the white paint and the style.


 Tray updated with scrapbook paper - The 2 Seasons

The tray already had a piece of glass in it to protect the art, but it couldn’t be removed.  That was okay, though.  I simply took the tray to my local glass shop, and they cut a removable piece of glass for me in just a few minutes and for just a few dollars.  For you local readers, I like to use Economy Glass on Magnolia Street.  Then I took two pieces of scrap book paper and cut them to fit into the tray.  I put the glass on top, and the tray had a whole new personality.  This look will be easy to change whenever I want, because I can just take the glass out and add fabric, wallpaper, wrapping paper or scrapbook paper.  It will be an easy fix.



Tray updated with scrapbook paper - The 2 Seasons

This is what it looked like when I used it to serve afternoon tea over the July 4th weekend.


Now to read more about trays and their uses, click the following link:


Get the Most from Serving Trays



Take care.