DIY Mod Podged Chevron Tray (Day 9 of 31 days of Pinterest: Pinned to Done)

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DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

Today’s project was inspired by this pin from My Blessed Life

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She created a custom tray for her son with a wood tray from Hobby Lobby, some scrapbook page, a stenciled letter, and some mod podge (affliate link) for less than $10.

Mine won’t cost $10, but just because I had this yard sale tray that needed a makeover on hand already.  I don’t remember where and when I got this tray, but I think maybe at the flea market and for around $1.00?  You can buy a similar tray here (affliate link)

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

I had spray primed it white during the summer and just stuck it on the back of the toilet in our half bath downstairs.  But I really wanted to do something a little more to it.

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

Looks like it originally came from Michaels.

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

I wanted it to pop a bit more on a white toilet, surrounded by white walls.  So I went with a charcoal gray color.  I used some of my free paint from Ace Hardware – Arabian Nights by Clark + Kensington Paint and Primer in One.

Free Clark + Kensington Paint at Ace Hardwareabian

After one coat.

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

After the second coat of paint was dry I cut my scrapbook paper to size.  I just bought 1 sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper (less than $1 at Hobby Lobby.)  It was quite interesting matching up the ends where I had to cut it to fit, but eventually I got it.  I painted a thin coat of matte mod podge on the tray, laid the paper on top, and then did another thin coat of mod podge over the paper.

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

Here’s my finished dry project!

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

Ready to put in place in my bathroom.  Putting a tray on the back of the toilet gives me so much more space to decorate (without worrying about things falling off/the uneven ledge of the back of the toilet.)

(And yes, you are getting another sneak peek of a bathroom I have yet to reveal on the blog.)

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

Love the fun pop of the chevron print and the dark tray.  I have it all decorated for fall right now.  I want this bathroom to be neutral but allow me to have all kinds of fun with pops of colors everywhere.  Cause you know how I like to change things around and reuse things in other areas of the house!

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

This is my first bit of chevron print added to my house, but I am sure it will not be the last.

By the way, the silver plant pot is actually a metal Kleenex box that I found at a yard sale for $1.  Turned upside down, it is the perfect “pot” for my IKEA plant.

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

Here’s a view of what guests would see when they enter our bathroom. Smile  Love the candlelight and the cute accessories.  The dark tray looks so much better than it did when it was white.  And can’t you see the bit of chevron print reflecting in the silver plant holder?  LOVE.

DIY Modpodged Chevron Tray

So how about you?  Do you decorate your toilet??  Smile  I mean, we all have them in our house we might as well make them look pretty!

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  1. That turned out great! I need to do less pinning and more projects. What a great idea to do this series. I’m off to look at some more posts on “done” pins. laurie
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  2. very cool tray! I remember doing Hodge Podge back in the ’70s. I do use the back on my toilet for candles or towels. You have to use every surface available. 🙂
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  3. Very lovely, and it is perfect with the other accessories on top of your toilet! I have to admit, the only thing on the back of our toilets is a box of tissue. I should do something about that, especially after seeing how yours turned out.
    Debbie 🙂
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  4. I was just planning on painting an IKEA tray I have! Love how yours turned out 🙂
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