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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Little Tray Re-Do Project...

You know I love a simple little re-do project!  
Recently I found this great tray at the thrift store...


I decided to give it a little facelift...First I gave it a coat of a light taupe paint, followed by a medium gray.  Then I gave it a wash of burnt umber, and wiped off the excess.




I distressed the finish with a sanding block and sealed with matte varnish.  Then I found this great old label graphic from The Graphics Fairy and decided to use it on the tray.  It has such a wonderful old look with the discolorations and wear.  I printed it...



Then I cut it out and tore some of the edges.  



Using a foam brush and some permanent sepia ink,  I darkened the edges...



I added the label with matte decoupage medium...I love how it turned out. 
It reminds me of an old barrel lid...


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23 comments:

  1. This is so cute, Linda! The detail is really cool!

    I may start making some banners for Christmas. I had some friends and family members really like the "Merry Christmas" on burlap that I did for myself, Nothing like the present to make presents!

    Jane xx

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  2. Oh that turned out so neat! I like the aging you added to the label and how it wrinkled ...like it's been there a while!
    I'm not working on anything fun! hmmmpphhh...!

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  3. Love it! I buy trays at thrifts ALL the time. I use them in all sorts of different ways. Love what you did with this one!
    xo Kris

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  4. That turned out great, Linda! I love how the label looks on it. It does look like an old lid.

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  5. Fabulous - now I want to go thrifting...LOL

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  6. Very nice! And isn't the Graphics Fairy amazing :)

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  7. It turned out fabulous! As always!

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  8. I love it! I need to write down your great ideas and look for these pieces. I'm not creative enough to envision.

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  9. Linda, I love the cute quick make over. It looks so much nicer too. I think we need to do more make overs of old things instead of throwing them away.. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  10. How clever you are, Linda! I've got a similar tray with a hideous orange-red painted surface and I've done nothing to change it up. Maybe someday I'll give one of those transfer methods a try. I love the way you aged your graphics!

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  11. Linda it turned out so cute and it looks fairly simple. Great job!

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  12. That turned out so cute! I have seen so many people use The Graphics Fairy for cute projects. I should try it myself.

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  13. I love that label, it found a perfect home inside your pretty tray.

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  14. What a fun tray project, Linda! I would be lost without the Graphics Fairy:)

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  15. It really does look vintage now! I love this! I don't think you can have too many trays....Right now I am spending hours altering gowns for my son's wedding party. My fingers ache. xo Karen

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  16. Well, look at that! Really neat redo Linda!
    Kari

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  17. Linda, this is so cute! The graphic is just perfect. What an amazing way to elevate a simple object!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Very nice, Linda. Perfect for your home!

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  19. I love the way you breathed new life into your tray! So much more fun to use now, I'm sure.
    Mary Alice

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  20. A very good idea, it really turned out great! I am working on christmas presents now, takes time making so l thought l would get an early start ;-). Pam xx

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  21. I love a fun project like this! I like the way you left some natural and how your label is the same tones. This makes me want to do a fun label project! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Life Thursday at Revisionary Life, Linda.

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