Aaaah, spray paint. My BFF. My Love. My Life.
I use spray paint for everything. And I mean everything. I once spray painted a pair of white sandals brown and they looked fantastic. And I still wear them to this day. And they still look fantastic. And nobody knows that they weren’t even brown to begin with.
You can do just about anything with spray paint. So, when I couldn’t find any gold paper trays for my book shelves, I immediately turned to my one true love that I know I can always count on. Spray paint.
Rust-Oleum has a gorgeous metallic gold spray paint that covers extremely well, so my dream of having metallic gold paper trays was super easy and cheap. I first picked up four plain white paper trays on clearance at my other love, Target, for only $1.99 apiece (similar here) and I already had the spray paint leftover from Olivia's pink and gold first birthday party so I didn’t even have to buy any.
This past Sunday while the kids were napping and Brian was enjoying his Father's Day relaxing, I laid out my trusty rusty spray paint towel to protect the porch, and I spray painted each tray. I turned each one upside down before spraying because I liked the pattern on the insides of the trays and wanted to keep them that way. Each tray only needed one coat and they dried in about ten minutes flat.
I put them up on my bookshelves in their designated spots, and voila, total transformation in only about fifteen minutes! It was an extremely easy and cheap way to spruce up the shelves.