Okay, so onto the tutorial/pics.
First of all, I bought a roll of contact paper (which cost me a pretty penny!) and some spray paint. I've never done a project with spray paint before, and let me tell you--it was SO much easier than brush painting! :) Took a FRACTION of the time, and it looks more even!
I sanded down my tray, just so the paint would stick extra-well.
At first I tried doing a flowery pattern like THIS one over at Oh So Crafty, but it just wasn't looking good....so I decided the free-hand drawing just wasn't going to work and started stenciling on a pattern instead.
After I was done stenciling, I cut my circles out:
And then I placed them where I wanted them:
Took it outside and sprayed away...
I did about 4 coats, let it dry for a few hours, then took off the contact paper.
Voila!!!!! All done. :)
What do you think? I'm going to place it on a shelf with other jars and stuff kind of like That's So Cuegly in this post HERE.
Now get to your nearest thrift store and find yourself a sweet tray to re-do!