Coastal style is all the rage. Even though Honey loves to remind me we don’t live at the beach, I am drawn to this laid back decorating style. Slowly but surely I am changing over our beige, brown house to cool beachy blues.
During the after Valentine’s Day at Target I found this little plastic beauty. It was $9.99 but marked 90% off. That’s 98 cents, people!
The reason it was the only surviving tray was a big ole crack on the bottom. When I asked the sales clerk about the crack, she took 10% more of the cost. That’s how I ended up paying 88 cents!
The cracked-up tray got a coat of Krylon for Plastics in Gloss White.
Next I got to work puzzling together oyster shells for the top. The goal was to completely cover the cutesy hearts. As always, hot glue is my best buddy!
Once you have the top covered, give it a coat of spray poly to bring out the true colors of the shells.
Isn’t she pretty? No crack in sight!
88 cents! That is all it cost to make this pretty two tiered tray with oysters
It’s a perfect starting point for my front porch. Now I really have to start hunting up some other pretties to go with it.
Hope you are inspired to create something of your own!
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Rattlebridge Farm says
What a great buy and a great transformation. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and my dad would shuck oysters in the backyard. Naturally I have a fondness for all things oyster. Your shells are gorgeous! What pretty layers! Have a great 4th!
I love oyster shells too! Hitting them with a coat of poly really brought out the colors. Luck for us we are only a few hours from the beach. I collected all my shells from the South Carolina coast. Thanks so much for hopping over!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
How fun is this I love how you repaired and revamped this tray. Great job and so creative. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
Very clever, and .88! Wow! I have been longing for a tiered stand and refuse to pay the Pottery Barn prices, I will have to take inspiration from you and get creative!
Thanks so much! For .88 I couldn’t leave that tray on the shelf (even with the crack)! Love all the yumminess I see on your blog. My husband would love the “Serious Steak with herb butter” you made for Father’s Day.
Take care! Ashley