My mom bought me a tray oh at least a year ago from my favorite antique store in the U.P. I finally got around to doing something with it. The brown frame and brown decorative paper inside of it just weren’t doing it for me.
To get started, I had to remove the handles and the back, which was held into place with small nails.
Then I simply washed everything (frame, handles, mirror), painted the frame a very light pink (I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone of WHITE!), cut a piece of marbled paper found at The Paper Source into the correct shape and put it all back together.
The tray is currently residing in the china hutch in the guest bedroom next to an old bourbon glass filled with pennies (my grandfather’s) and a keepsake glass from a winery in northern Michigan (notice the Mighty Mac on the glass).
I’m obsessed with marble paper right now and am considering buying a huge sheet to hang somewhere in my house.