{Thrifty Thursday} Knock-Off Urban Outfitters Cut Lace Vanity Tray

So a few months ago, you might recall that I found this lovely little antique oval mirror tray from Goodwill for just $1.99! Since I purchased it, it’s sat in my home office, unused. However, while doing some productive Pinterest research a couple of weeks ago, I came across this little lovely from Urban Outfitters:
Instantly I realized what I wanted to do with the tray – and yes, it involved spray paint! I purchased Rustoleum white lacquer spray paint since I was going for a high gloss look.
And just a few coats later, this is now what I have…
Pretty and functional, what do you think? Not bad for a $1.99 Goodwill score!
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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. YAY! Super duper cute :) Gotta love those thrifty finds.

  2. Looks great!! :) xx ~Natalie

  3. Its perfect- love it!

  4. Cuter than the original! I love when projects turn out like that!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  5. so pretty! i love it! well done lady.

  6. I love a ‘good’ goodwill find. I especially love a ‘good’ goodwill makeover. That is one beautiful tray.

  7. That is so pretty – I could do with a tray to keep things together!

  8. I love it!! I’ve been looking for a cute “tray” for all my jewelry and stuff, but I can’t ever find one. I need to hit the thrift stores stat!!

  9. I love all your upcycling projects! Very creative and well done. Plus you are giving me ideas :-) I also enjoy the fact that in addition to being adorable, this tray is also functional and serves a purpose. That is the key for me that will separate knick-knacks from the cream.

  10. Another easy DIY!!! I love you and your simple ways! ;) It turned out fab!!! I am now on the hunt for one of these trays…Goodwill, here I come!!

  11. LOVE IT! I need to shop at Goodwill more! I seem to always miss fun stuff like this!

  12. I love it! I wish the Goodwill by me had better stuff. I think I might have to go to a bigger city.

  13. I’m SO GLAD you spray painted it white. It looks lovely! xoxo

  14. oh my goodness – so awesome! I love it so much more than the Urban one.

  15. I’m so glad I saw this. I have some things I want to spray and I was thinking just glossy but lacquer is perfect! Way to up-cycle lady!

  16. Love it!!!

  17. I love what you did with it! great job!

  18. Omg I literally have something exactly like this in pink with all my perfumes on! Love it!!!!

  19. Awsome! I need to shop at goodwill more! I love it.

  20. Super cute!

  21. That is so cute! I cannot find a tray like that. Lucky you!

  22. This is super cute! Great job!

  23. This is so pretty!!! You were so lucky to find that tray!!! I would love one of these for my bathroom counter!!

  24. Nice buy. I love Goodwill. You never know what you’ll find.


  25. This is so cute Kim! I need to keep my eye out for something similar..

  26. What a cute find and a super cute project!!

  27. Very Nice! I saw something similar at Goodwill the other, to bad I didn’t see this post first! It turned out cute! Found your post from the Grant Life Linky Party. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday. Liked you on facebook:)

  29. Awesome redo! This reminds me of a vanity tray my grandmother had! I would love for you to share this post at my link party. http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/06/wednesday-whatsits-13.html

  30. Love it! I have been wanting to make a tray like this forever but haven’t stumbled across anything awesome for less than about $5 so far :-( But I’ll keep looking!

    I’d be thrilled if you’d share this over at my current link party so everyone can see how cute it is! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-3/

  31. This is soooo cute! You did a great job and thanks so much for linking up to Get Schooled Saturday!
    Kim @ too much time

  32. This is beautiful! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

  33. I just saw this featured at the Craft Soiree at Homemaker in Heels, and this is so fabulous! I love it!!

  34. This turned out beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! featured you tonight, stop by and grab a button!

  35. I so LOVE this!!! You’re insanely creative:)
    -JA @ The Letter 4

  36. Love these trays! I grew up w/my mom always having one & she still uses it!
    Julie {CalleLillyCafe} recently posted..Free SpiritMy Profile

    • I still have one that my Mother gave me too! That one I couldn’t bring myself to change, but this one I found at Goodwill I knew I needed to upcycle!


  37. You took something nice and turned it into something very upmarket! The coat of paint makes the tray look so much more substantial.

  38. One of my mottos is ‘Never underestimate the power of a can of spray paint!” Yup! It worked again :-)

  39. A Glamour Soldier says:

    So cute and this gives me lots of ideas! Also, what is that attachment that you have on the spray paint??? I need that.

    • Thanks Glamour Soldier! You can find that attachment at any home improvement store in the spray paint section! It saves you from the “finger cramps” caused by spray painting for sure!

  40. So pretty & chic! Great idea!
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