For the first time in a long while, I was able to go on a little treasure hunt with my pal Chris. Our day was filled with lots of giggles and oo’s and ahhh’s with all the finds that we came across. I am so grateful to have met Chris a long time ago while being apart of the Chocolate Crow Trader which was an online marketplace where lot’s of creative gals would make goodies and then sell them online. We kinda lost touch there for a while but thankfully a few years ago due to what I believe was serendipity, we reconnected and boy we haven’t looked back since! So while we were out and about I came across some goodies to share with you and How to Paint Thrifted Wooden Trays Farmhouse Style.
How to Paint Thrifted Wooden Trays Farmhouse Style
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All I can say is that I sure was in my happy place after finding all of these goodies in our travels.
Have you found anything fun lately?
But for today’s project, we are focusing on the 2 wooden oval trays.
- 2 wooden trays. Preferably one smaller than the other. But they can be any shape or size.
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Typewriter
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Beeswax
- Paint Brush
- 120 Grit Sandpaper Block
- Chux Cloth
- Number Stencil – I cut mine out using my Silhouette Cameo Machine but this one from Deco Art would do the trick!
- Americana Lamp White Acrylic Paint
Step 1 – Clean down your trays from any grime using hot soapy water and let dry completely overnight.
Step 2 – Mix 2 parts Milk Paint to 2 Paints water for about 5 to 10 minutes. Let sit to combine. Give your trays 2 coats of paint letting the paint dry completely in between.
Step 3 – Grab your sanding block and distress to your liking. It will look a little dull but once you have applied the wax it will really make the black pop and the wood underneath!
Step 4 – Place your stencil on your trays ensuring the numbers you have chosen fit accordingly. Make sure they are straight and begin stencilling using your spouncer with your paint.
TIP – If you don’t feel comfortable holding the stencil while stencilling use some painters tape to hold the stencil down.
Step 5 – Again taking your 120 grit sanding block distress the numbers to your liking.
Step 6 – Grab your Chux Cloth and wax and apply.
After finding these boards I’m itching to go and find some more to paint!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how easy it can be to transform thrifted wooden framed into some fun farmhouse decor to add to your home!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!