Painted wood tray DIY!

Was anyone watching my FB live when I was at Kirkland’s and I saw this pretty navy tray? I commented how much I loved it and someone watching said, “You could paint one!” And that’s when the lightbulb went off!

This DIY painted wood tray was so simple to do and you could customize it to any color that matches your décor! I did mine in Navy!

I actually already had this wood tray that would be perfect for my painted tray DIY! I had bought it a while back at Dollar General, and just hadn’t gotten around to doing anything with it yet. As soon as the sweet lady said that on my live, I remembered that I had this and that it would be perfect for this project.

I wanted my tray to be Navy for my Spring living room, but you could of course do any color here. I used 2 colors from Waverly chalk paint from Walmart (Ocean and Ink). I blended them together to get the shade of blue I wanted.

There’s really nothing to this, you just start painting away! I did 2 coats and was very happy with it. You could go over this chalk paint with wax to seal it, but I was impatient and wanted to get right to decorating once it dried. haha!

DIY painted wood tray

Here is my painted tray as it was drying. Tick, tock…tick, tock!

DIY painted wood tray

And here it is all styled on my coffee table with LEMONS!! OMG, OMG!! I’m soooo in love with how this all came out!

DIY painted wood tray

And surprise! I obviously picked yellow for my accent color to go with my blue. I’m so glad I did because these colors are just meant to go together. Don’t ya think?!

DIY painted wood tray
DIY painted wood tray

You can get a lemon sign like mine from my friend Stacey at Anchored Soul here! The topiary came from Marshall’s and the lemons are from Kirkland’s!

Let me know what you think of my DIY painted tray! Will you do one for your home?! Also let me know what you think of the lemon décor!

Stay tuned for more Spring reveals because I’ve been busy decorating!

Until next time…



  1. Gay

    Love the blue!

  2. Jane

    Looks so springy!!!! I’m using lemons this year too!!!

  3. Joyce Farmer

    I love blue and yellow together. That’s my kitchen colors. This is beautiful and inspires me to work lemons into my decor.

  4. Paula Jimmerson

    I have those exact lemons and lemon tree. I got my little tree at TJMaxx a few weeks ago. I like it on a tray! I may do that! I used so many lemon things last year, that my grown son walked in and said,”What’s with all the lemons?!?!” ? I use Robin’s Egg Blue with my yellow, but love the navy.

  5. Tammy

    Love it!?

  6. Tina Foster

    That is so cute.

  7. Linda Russell

    Those colors are perfect together!!! So fresh and bright. SPRING TIME!!!! Love

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you!!

  8. Chris Macumber

    Yep ❤️ It! So ready for spring!

  9. Carolyn R Broyles

    Love your lemon decor !! Very inspirational. Thank you Stacy!

    • Stacey Collins

      You’re too sweet! Thanks!

  10. Barbara Bosco

    That is beautiful Stacey. Navy and yellow and turquoise and yellow has always been my favorite colors together.

    • Stacey Collins

      Aww, thanks so much!

  11. Margaret Parker

    I absolutely love this color combo and I love lemons too , Ha, Ha we’re in the process of building a new house and I’ve got to get to gathering supplies to make me one of course I’ve got to decide on my color scheme first but I do love yours

    • Stacey Collins

      I appreciate it and good luck with the build!

  12. Susan

    Lovin’ it!!??????????
    Blue all the way girlfriend?
    Don’t you just think the blue is fantastic and a pop of color just what you needed?!
    I did one also???
    Mine is nautical though because we live here n the lake.
    Thanks for sharing!
    In love And friendship?⚓️

    • Stacey Collins

      Yes, i’m loving it! Bet yours looks great also!

  13. Janet C Held

    Beautiful! Love the blue and the yellow lemons are great accents!

  14. Dena Barham

    I love it! It turned out really beautiful. I watch you religiously ,and really love all that you do and create. You inspire me to want to do so much more with my crafts and decore. Thank you!?

    • Stacey Collins

      That means so much to me! Thank you!

  15. Alma Jean

    Love those two colors together. I am so glad you chose them. I will be doing my back deck, which is covered, in blue and yellow. I have picked out new furniture with blue cushions and a blue rug with yellow through it.

    • Stacey Collins

      That will be adorable!!

  16. kathy Rangel

    Stacey, That came out beautiful!…I just love following you..I love to decorate and one day I pray to have a decor business..You are such an inspir8 to me and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talented ideas and your beautiful home…May GOD continue to bless you always!…I pray one day able to order you box….Cont8doing what your doing!…God bless

    • Stacey Collins

      You are too kind and I hope you can do that for sure! Thank you!

  17. Pam

    Love it, looks so good with your other decor..I’m not a big blue fan but the blue and yellow looks awesome in your house.. I was around for the first trip of lemons and blue many years ago..I know, I’m really telling my age?

    • Stacey Collins

      Things always come back around, don’t they?! Thanks!

  18. Dale Treadway

    Love the lemons. Going to do something like this in my kitchen. It is all cute!

  19. Alma Jean

    Beautiful! Love it all! ??

  20. Mary

    I enjoy your posts. Blue and yellow are my two favorite colors. Thanks for the ideas.


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