If you’ve been around here awhile, you know how much I love to take old country style décor and update it with a French twist. Recreating this thrift store find into a DIY French tray was the latest transformation.
I took the “after” pics at my booth. Don’t you love those old pine floors? The house was built in the 1840’s.
The “before” sported several different colors, all haphazardly applied.
You know the drill.
Steps to DIY French Tray:
- Clean with TSP, a cleaner/ degreaser;
- Sand lightly if needed to scuff the surface; more sanding if the original finish is in poor shape;
- Spray primer- Rust-Oleum gray;
- Milk Paint- General Finishes Snow White, 1 or 2 coats;
- Lightly distress;
- Transfer a French Graphic from Graphics Fairy;
- Clear spray top coat, 2- 3 coats.
I’m never quite sure what to do with trays in my own home.
What about you- do you use trays in your home? Strictly decorative or do they serve a purpose?
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