Freshen Up A Wood Tray
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25
We all need a little refreshing…even everyday items we use.
I’m finding inspiration from my friend Maria at Maria’s Farmhouse regarding this do it yourself project. She shared how she gave an old cracker tray a facelift with milk/chalk paint. I had been holding on to one and never used it for crackers, but thought it was too cute to discard. Her post moved me beyond vision to making it happen. See her lovely piece at Maria’s Farmhouse.
Chalk/milk paint is my normal go-to medium. However, I decided to use liquid acrylic craft paint to freshen up my tray. I also grabbed two “blah” looking wooden lids off storage containers to paint (the more the merrier!).
Before Makeover.I used painters tape to cover under the lids.
Since I planned on only adding a light coat of paint to the wood, I used an electric sander to take off the “crackers” label.I love this tool! It’s so much faster than doing it by hand with sandpaper (I have had the sand disk fly off the base, so I recommend using protective gear (eyewear, gloves and thick clothing). 🙂I lightly brushed on turquoise paint and then light blue (leaving both colors visible).
Added a touch of glam on the edges with gold paint.
Another quick sanding for a rustic/distressed look.Yeah, finished and looking much more lively!
I placed them in my studio. I love looking out this window. The natural light energizes me as I work on pieces. The view of the barn, field and even the old time feel of the window trim, chippy paint and all, makes me smile. I plan on planting flowers outside to add to the charm. I’ll keep you posted as I work to make this space more my own little sanctuary.The magic of paint to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary…REfreshed, REpurposed and REmade for something more!Get a brush and give it a try. 🙂
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08/07/2015 @ 4:48 pm
Loved seeing this project and hearing your heart pouring out into it…you are so talented! Can’t wait to see what you have in store next!
08/07/2015 @ 11:53 pm
Hi Karen! Awe..you’re such a blessing…thank you for your kind words! So glad God has room for us all…right back at you! 🙂
08/07/2015 @ 6:11 pm
You can take something simple and make it beautiful!
08/07/2015 @ 11:43 pm
♥Thanks for stopping by Wanda and for making me smile!!!