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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wooden Thrift Store Tray Gets a Makeover

Today I am going to share a makeover of a tray from a thrift store. Do you ever go down the aisles of the thrift store with all the wood stuff and you see piles and piles of it that are scratched up and outdated and just skip over them? Well I usually find old candle sticks, salt and pepper shakers and whatever else and paint them up and they look just as good as new ones and can match your decor a lot cheaper than newer ones! so always check out those aisles for deals This is how this tray started out...

I liked the color on the tray but not the outdated photo and it was pretty scratched up. I decided to paint it in the color called Fresh Mustard and use Midnight Sky on a stencil in the center. 

The hexagon shape of the tray reminded me of bees so yellow was the color I chose.
I gave it 3 coats of paint to make sure it had good coverage, I've came to found out yellow is a hard color to paint with no matter the brand so it may need a extra coat.

After that I just used a small stencil I had of a flower and eyeballed  the center and used Midnight Sky on it. The yellow and blue works well together. 

Then I sanded around the edges and the on the flower to give it a more antique older look and used straight dark wax on the  piece to make it look even older! What do y'all think?