Monday, March 30, 2015

Giving a tray a Beach/Shabby makeover and some character

Last week I found a wooden tray with a bad paint spray job. 
Before:

I wanted to do a fast and easy project while my daughter was doing homework, so the tray and my paints came out.  I used  paint from The Urban Rooster  and painted on two  coats.  After the paint had dried (dinner cooked while the paint was drying---multi-tasking for sure here!) I distressed the tray and then sealed it with dark wax and hemp oil.  I love how it is now a beachy/shabby tray.  


Cut Hydrangea from my garden 



Layers of paint and dark wax




Giving this little tray some character! 



39 comments:

  1. You took this tray from ho-hum to fabulous!! Love the bench it's sitting on too.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I love the chippy stool too!

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  2. I love how you've been adding flowers to your pretty renovated pieces. Gave your posts a little pretty continuity to look forward to as well as seeing what you've painted!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I have fresh flowers around my house at all times so I love to add them. Since I am living in the middle of chaos right now due to the remodel, flowers are my sanity!

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  3. Another pretty re love. Looks beautiful.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-trying to fit smaller projects in-between electricians plumber and contractors! Ha ha ha

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  4. Oh, I ADORE that tray - and stool - your pics and that paint color is awesome!

    I may need to do just that - you have inspired me, and I have sooooo many pieces waiting for some paint inspiration.

    Thank you so much!!

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    1. Thank you Michele-I love the 2 colors together and I would love to see your re-loves too!

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  5. This is the tray that was on top of the green dresser earlier in the week? I just love it. The color is wonderful.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-yes this is the same tray from earlier. I love the two colors together too!

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  6. I love your beachy tray Darrielle - very pretty. I'm totally jealous that you already have hydrangeas in your garden.
    ~Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-it is sunny here by the beach in CA and I was felling the beach thing when I did this tray!

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  7. Your tray is beautiful and looks like you spent hours and hours on it, great job!

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    1. Thank you Gigi-it was a fast project!

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  8. You've really got my gears turning about this paint. What color did you use on the tray?

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    1. Thank you Paige-I used Jaded Rooster mixed with white from The Urban Rooster chalky paint. It is a gorgeous color!

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    1. Thank you- I love the 2 colors tougher too!

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  10. I think I just heard that tray whisper, "thank you," for making it such a beauty! Nicely done incorporating the original green color with the new and brighter color. Such a beauty!

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    1. Thank you Audra-your comment made me smile and I think the tray might have whispered too!

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  11. Your tray came out FABULOUS!! I just love the color over the green. I tried a very similar treatment on a wooden bowl and it looks horrible. I may have to revisit it now!

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie-I love green and aqua together so I just went for it!

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  12. Beautiful color and my kind of project - quick and easy. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-love the quick and easy!

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  13. Beautiful color and my kind of project - quick and easy. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  14. bonbon @ Farmhouse 40

    Love the colors you used. I found your link On Display Thursday, PaperandFox. Glad I found it. Can't wait to redo a tray I have.

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    1. Thank you-I love the colors too and good luck with your re-do!

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  15. I love this tray makeover! It looks so nice. I like the color you chose and is that gold on it? Great job on this project. =)

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    1. Thank you Jessica-no gold on this one just green and aqua.

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  16. That color is dreamy! I'm featuring your wonderful project on Shabbilicious Friday! thanks so much for inspiring us!

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    1. Thank you Robin-I appreciate the feature!

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  17. This tray turned out so beautiful and I can't believe it's the same one. Amazing painting and distressing!! Thank you so much for linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party. Sharing it on Fb. Have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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  18. LOVE it. It really turned out perfect :)

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    1. Thank you Rue-I think it is pretty now but wasn't before!

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    1. Thank you Cookie-it does look great now with a little paint!

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  20. HI I'm back again to leave another comment and let you know everyone loved your Fabulous Painted Tray so much that it was one of our MOST CLICKED at our Something to Talk About Link Party so YOU'RE BEING FEATURED this Monday at our Link Party! Come on over and join the fun again and it goes live at 6 am est. have a great weekend, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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    1. Thank you Lisa-thanks for the feature and I will be going again!

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