Trays – DIY

IMG_6269I love doing smaller projects.  Though they are smaller, they are not necessarily faster.  I find that I tend to spend more time on these projects, probably because I like them more.  Though I do get a lot more accomplished with larger pieces.

These trays have been sitting around for a while because I haven’t had a chance to get to them but I am in between projects and decided that I need to do something.  They are either from garage sailing or auctions, both serious hobbies.

This tray was rather dark and uninviting, (front dark tray).  I wanted to update it by giving it a shabby, chic look.  First painting it with shellac, then ASCP Pure White.  Distressing was next and added to the look I wanted but after the stencil was applied it was complete.  It looked fabulous. GF Top coat was used for added durability.

Before

IMG_6194After

IMG_6219Now isn’t that much nicer?

The second tray was painted in GF Antique White, then dried brushed with ASCP Coco.  Applying another stencil also completed the look I was after.  This tray was also finished off with GF Top Coat.

Before (In the background)IMG_6194

After

IMG_6258I just love it.

IMG_6269Just amazing how a little paint can transform something from shabby to chic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments

    • Baba says:

      Thank you Cheryl. They are a great project and really come in handy. I love them for de cluttering on a counter. Put all things on the counter on them and instant de clutter.
      The hard part now is to find wooden trays.
      Thank you for your lovely comment.

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    • Baba says:

      It was a pleasure to share. Thank you for taking the time for commenting. I’m glad you liked them. I love them. I’m just in the process of finishing another one. Love doing them.

      Like

  1. Diana says:

    I love functional DIYs–and yours turned out just terrific, with a great shabby chic look. So glad you linked your project up with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    Like

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