This tray is a living miracle.
Ok. Maybe not living.
But a miracle none the less. I purchased this glass vanity tray (really, I don’t know if it is technically called a vanity tray, but that’s what I’m calling it, even though its nowhere near a vanity. Somewhere in my mind, I’m making sense right now. I think.) at an epic Goodwill 1/2 off day.
Have you ever experienced a Goodwill 1/2 off day?
I so very much hope you have.
Here’s how my Goodwill 1/2 off days go:
1. Wake up at 6am on the first Saturday of a month. This is when everything at Goodwill is 1/2 off.
2. Drive two hours to Nashville to shop at the really good Goodwills. Our Goodwills here are somewhat lacking.
3. Arrive at first Goodwill. Wait outside with other crazies until they open the gates and you hear the angels. Oh, I mean doors and the Goodwill radio station.
4. Get your power walk on and peruse the home decor aisles for items to re-hab.
5. Put items you find with the person who has the cart. (This is best done with a minimum of two people. One maneuvers the cart, the other maneuvers the aisles. I tell ya, its madness people.
6. Whoever is finished looking first gets in line with the cart to avoid the line that will eventually wrap around the store. There is no lolly-gagging. (I hope you know what lolly-gagging is. Its a term my father used immensely throughout my childhood.) We will not tolerate lolly-gagging on a Goodwill 1/2 off day. We. Will. Leave. Your. Ass.
7. Pay for goods. If necessary, combine all goods into one purchase and work out who owes who what later. Time is of the essence. People are buying junk you want at the next Goodwill.
8. Throw purchased items in vehicle, give your hands a good dose of Germ-X, put address for next Goodwill in the Garmin, and haul ass to the next location.
9. Repeat steps 3-8 a minimum of six times at area Goodwills. If time permits, you may repeat steps 3-8 up to 9 times and shop at all 10 area Goodwills.
And, no matter what, as Grunt Labor would say, be sure to take your business purse. My business purse goes over one shoulder, across my chest and consists of 3 small zippered pockets to carry the essentials for the day while staying firmly attached to myself. Somewhat like a fanny pack, but flat and on your hip. Grunt Labor makes fun of me each night before a Goodwill trip when I am packing my business purse.
He does not understand how crucial the business purse is on these days.
Ain’t nobody got time for big ole handbags gettin’ in the way at the Goodwills.
So, I now bring you back to the regularly scheduled post of this vanity tray makeover and why its a miracle. This is what it looked like when I purchased it:
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I imagine it sat in a once stylish hunter green bathroom circa 1989?? I’m somehow sure all the mirrors in said bathroom had gold speckles on them. Said mirrors may have covered all walls. Classy.
The lady who rang me up when I purchased this tray banged it around so much, I thought I may not get it out of the store in one piece. Hello, lady, it may just be a $2 tray, but its soon gonna be priceless. Be careful with my junk! The miracle tray made it out unscathed though.
Upon getting it home, I propped it up on a flower pot and commenced spray painting after I had removed the gold corners and glass tubes on the sides. Unfortunately, there was a mishap when Grunt Labor arrived home. He did not see the tray in the garage and ran into it. This time, the tray did not make it out unscathed. Grunt Labor scratched some of the spray paint off with the car. But, it was still alive. The tray held strong to the flower pot and did not fall onto the concrete and shatter.
After sanding the scratch, I re-sprayed it with Rust-Oleum’s Forest Green.
How many more things is this lady going to spray paint green?
Its my house and I’ll spray paint it green if I want to.
I gave the gold corners a coat of metallic gold spray paint so they weren’t so shiny and put it all back together.
It has a new home on my entry table. It much prefers the openness of the area as opposed to its previous mirrored wall bathroom.
And yes, those roses did come from my yard. I’m so glad you asked. Remember that fabulous gardner I told you about in my kitchen tour post? He’s responsible for these as well.
Do you have some favorite Goodwill finds?
Looking for more tray ideas? Check these out:
DIY Bathtub Tray with a Book Holder – we have used the heck out of this tray ever since we made it!
DIY Lucite Trays– so so so easy!
DIY Monogrammed Tray– beautiful and makes a great gift!
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