Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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.  






19 comments:

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

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

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  2. Oh, I can see that gold and on a bar cart. So pretty! Great find! xo Kristin

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

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  4. 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.

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    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.

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  5. Megan, this is too funny! You have to check out this post I did a couple of months ago. Great minds think alike. In this case, EXACTLY alike!! :)

    http://simplymodernhome.com/weekend-diy-project/

    Susan

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

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

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

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  8. Where did you find this little gem? So cute!

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    1. Oops! I thought I mentioned- Homegoods!

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

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

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  10. Wow - what a great find!!! Homegoods = heaven on earth!

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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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  13. Great find! I need to get something cute for my bathroom! It's missing decor sorely.

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  14. 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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