Upcycling a Woven Nautical Tray

This is exactly the kind of tray that might get overlooked 
at the thrift store. It was brown, stained, and pretty ugly.

Upcycling a Woven Nautical Tray. Homeroad.net

But I saw the potential... 

I knew with a quick coat of chalk paint, this old wicker tray could have a new life..

It looked a little coastal to me, a perfect summer tray.

DIY Upcycling a Woven Nautical Tray. Homeroad.net

The extra large size was particularly appealing.

Woven Nautical Tray. Homeroad.net

DIY Woven Nautical Tray. Homeroad.net

I'm really glad I took a second look at this great find!

DIY woven tray upcycle from a thrift store find. Homeroad.net

Update: See where we took this tray from here! 

Woven Nautical Tray

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. You're right! That wicker does scream summer to me.

  2. Very lovely! Did you use a homemade chalk paint recipe, or did you use brand name paint? Either way, it turned out beautifully summery!
    (Found you through Chic on a Shoestring, btw)

  3. Cute, cute! I ♥ using trays Ü

  4. susan--I have a tray very similar! It's amazing what a little paint can do!

    super job girl!


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