Here is what I started with.
I removed the decoration on the tray.
I sanded it first and then I prepared to spray paint it white.
I then spray painted it white.
While the multiple coats of spray paint were drying. I came up with a design to put on the tray where I had taken the ceramic decoration off. I used the old decoration to trace the shape on the design of my choice so it would fit nicely on the tray. Now, I will tell you more about where I got these images from later this week.
I sanded some edges of the tray to age it a little. Then I used Mod Podge to apply the shell design to the tray.
Luckily I earned a merit badge in knot tying with the skill of a sailor. So, to give my tray a little coastal flair I tied some rope on and used a tacky craft glue to finish it off. I am really looking forward to using it for summer. Please go over to Susan's, Cindy's, and Sarah's sites and see all the makeovers.