Hi there! I hope you’re having a wonderful week-end. I have a quick makeover to share today. A couple of week’s ago, I thrifted an vintage tray. Old and worn out, I knew it could be renewed with a little bit of paint and a stencil. Proving once again, how a just a little bit of effort and some paint can revolutionize your home decor.
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So here’s a sneak peak of it in all of it’s robin’s egg blue glory, with some distressing for good measure.
And here you see it in its less than glorious state–such a lovely shade of orange, right? I would say it dates to about the 70’s or 80’s.
Under the bright florescent lights in my workroom you don’t see the vibrancy of the blue. But this is after one coat of Waverly “Agave” chalk paint and some light distressing with a sanding sponge, but before waxing. For your shopping convenience, I’ve provided links to some of the products I used (or similar ones where mine aren’t available), via Amazon.
Next I stenciled a simple design right in the center of the piece.
Then applied a coat of wax, which gives the surface a light, natural sheen and deepens the color of the wood under the paint.
If you plan on using a chalk painted tray to serve drinks, then I recommend applying 3-4 coats of wax (allow it to cure (harden up) for a couple of weeks before using) or apply a few coats of polyurethane. Be sure to wipe the tray well after using to prevent white spots from developing due to moisture.
Or protect your handiwork from moisture/food damage by hanging it as a piece of wall art.
Mine’s currently hanging in the kitchen near my corner cupboard, which currently has an egg wreath hanging on it. Spring is definitely in the air!
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