Like with most things that I come across they are dated and looking a little sad and worn. Part of the joy of doing what I do is being able to take these pieces and give them a nice fresh new look so that they can then be used again. With that said I’m sharing how I gave this Butlers Tray Makeover.
As you can see by the before photo I was super excited to start this project and started to paint it before I took a photo! 😮
Butlers Tray Makeover
- Butlers Tray- I bought this from a friend who was unable to get rid of it on an online garage sale. I have seen them also in thrift shops.
- 2 Colours of Chalkpaint – I went with my milk and duck egg coloured chalkpaint.
- 2″ Paint Brush
- Sanding Block 120 grit
To start off I painted the base of the Butlers Tray with 2 coats of my Duck Egg Blue chalkpaint letting each coat dry in between using my 2″ Paint Brush.
Then using my milk coloured chalkpaint I gave the Butlers Tray 3 coats of my Milk coloured chalkpaint.
Then using my sanding block I distressed both the stand and the tray to my desired effect. I always like to go a little heavy handed when sanding as I really love the worn and torn look. But if you didn’t want to go this hard just don’t push so hard.
Once you have got the tray all nicely distressed, apply some wax to seal.
There you have a nice fresh looking Butlers Tray Makeover all ready to have those breakfasts in bed or even use as a side table outside when your entertaining! I know I could always use some extra space when I have my gigantic family over for a BBQ 🙂
As always you can find my Butlers Tray Makeover (NOW SOLD) and the majority of my other furniture and home ware makeovers in my shop! Feel free to pop on over and take a peek 🙂
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