A couple of years ago I bought a tray that I thought was so pretty. I had no taste then. I had an idea that might turn it into something I would proudly put out for all to see. Well, mostly my husband, son, and I could see. This is what it looks like now...
This is half way through. I have spray painted all the light colored wood white, what else.
Tip: Don't spray paint outside when it is 110 degrees outside. I live in Texas and it has been insanely hot for months now. I do not have a garage to paint in so I tried to find a shady spot to paint the ugly wood away. When you paint in serious heat it causes the paint to bubble. Normally this would drive me crazy, but today a few bubbles never hurt anyone.
After it has fully dried, because I brought it inside so that it wouldn't melt, find the ridiculously large bottle of modge podge and cover the inside. Place whatever paper you love inside and press to get all the bubbles out. I used a beautiful scrapbook paper I found at Hob Lob. I love that paper.
Once paper has dried give it a couple of coats of MP to protect the paper from liquids. If it ever gets wet you can just wipe it out. However, putting hot things on the tray might cause the MP to become sticky again.
What things have you created out of boredom?