Sunday, August 7, 2011

Shabby Chic Tray

Here is more on the teaser from my last post.  Gotta love that a cheap tray can be turned into a chic tray thanks to trying out techniques collected across blogland.

My spiffed up tray now has a new home on my dining room table showing off an assortment of favorite things.  The print is from Graphics Fairy and I used the Modge Podge transfer method.

The tray was an inexpensive pine tray from Michaels.  I used Annie Sloan's Chalk paints in Cream as an undercoat and Ducks Egg Blue as the topcoat.  Then messed around with walnut stain and paste wax to finish it after some sanding and rubbing.

Roses should always be dried and saved.  You never know when you will need a pretty dried rose to finish off a vignette.

I like the very strong contrasts on this tray but suspect that some might say it is a bit much.  

This is a sweet moment in my house.  I love those spots that just make me smile when I see them.

I will definitely keep playing around with typography transfers, paints and waxes. 

Keeping It Simple
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  1. This is gorgeous! I just purchased some chalk paint and can't wait to get started with it. I would love it if you could join my link party, The Creative Spark, on Tuesday night.
    Cheers! Jenn :)

  2. So very the colors and finish :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  3. Oh my goodness! This is THE most gorgeous distressing job I have seen! It looks so authentic! I can never get mine to look that real. Love it!

    I found you through MMM and am following you now!

    Come visit!


  4. I got the I need to copy! Please take it as a compliment. It's just too beautiful.

  5. I love, love, love the finish! Thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
    at Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

    Sherry, DGB Team

  6. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  7. Wow, I love your tray! You totally gave it a vintage, classic and custom look ... fun! Thanks for sharing. *Becca* (visiting from WUW ... now a new folloer)

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this on Sunday! Love it!
    Jenn :)

  9. Hi Brenda!! I LOVE YOUR TRAY!!! I knew it from the moment I saw it that it must be the Annie Sloan paint :)) I just completed a workshop for faux finishing and used the Annie Sloan paint (I will be selling it on my blog and in my area :)) Isn't it amazing?? What I loved most was that I couldn't hardly smell any of the products unlike a lot of paints and waxes I've used in the past!! Ok... so the mod podge transfer method... do tell :)) It looks wonderful!!
    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I will definitely be following yours and snooping around a while, lol!!

  10. Love your tray turned out beautiful!!!

  11. Gorgeous collection of vintage stuffs. I really enjoyed to watch that all. It is also classic and custom look. My favorite is that candle stand.

  12. Lovely tray. So glad you came by my party!

  13. Beautiful! What a great way to transform an inexpensive tray. I love all the colors you used, what a great look!

  14. I just wanted to come by and say Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, It's fun to see a new post. Good luck and hope you make a lot of new friends.


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