Du Village – Another Chic Tray

 

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I love trays so you’ll have to bear with me because I’ve been doing a number of these.  They look great with things on them and are so multi functional.  Whether they be decorative or actually serve a purpose they are great to have around.

This tray I picked up at our local thrift store.  Oddly enough I didn’t realize what size it was.   20″x 141/2″. I was just so glad to find it that into the cart it went before anyone else could grab it.  I find that with the trays I can try out new painting techniques and when I’m done I have something I can sell or use.

This tray received an extra special treatment.  I tried out a new product called Saltwash.  It is fabulous. It makes the piece you paint textured and it gives the feel of a coastal retreat.  I also did a mirror with this same method which I will share later.

I slightly sanded the tray, cleaned it with of all things a diaper wipe.  I then proceeded to paint it with ASCP Aubusson Blue and Louie Blue that I had both mixed with the powdered Saltwash.  The exact measurements I’m not sure of.  I just put some of the Aubusson Blue into a container added the Saltwash and stirred until I had a cake batter like consistency.  Heaven help me because now I am starting to paint like I cook.  Very seldom do I ever measure, I go by sight and feel.  Once that all dried I applied a coat of GF Antique White.  Once it dried I proceeded to sand it then all the magic happened.  I just loved the finished look.  It will be definitely something I will use again.

Before                                                                            After

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12 Comments

    • Baba says:

      Thank you. I love trays they are so versitile, only problem is I have so many of them I have to sell some.
      Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comment.
      Baba

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    • Baba says:

      OH MARY THANK YOU. NOW I HAVE TO TRY AND SELL THEY. NOTHING SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING ON KIJJI SO I’M JUST IN THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP AN ETSY STORE. BIRCH COTTAGE DESIGNS (I THINK THATS THE NAME)

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  1. acraftymix says:

    Isn’t that just gorgeous. I’ve heard so many good things about Saltwash and I’ve been dying to try it out. I love how your tray turned out

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