Bonjour! It’s day #12 of my March Madness series, and I am all about lovely French graphics today!
I picked up this set of three trays at the thrift store a long long time ago:
I paid about $13 dollars for all three, but aside from the broken handle on one of them, they were in perfect condition.
I made these over to sell at my last Christmas Market show.
They got a fresh new attitude!
They were painted with my favorite DIY Chalky paint recipe (using Cottage White by Behr)…
The first coat always looks terrible!
Then I painted the graphics in using black acrylic craft paint.
I used a script brush to paint this fine detail.
I always sand across the letters after they have had enough time to thoroughly dry. This smoothes out any imperfections.
They don’t even look like the same trays!
I painted right over the handles as well:
These all sold at my last show except for the one that originally had a broken handle. Go figure! Even though I fixed it, it was as if they knew! It did sell in my booth that I have now though.
I use trays all over my house. I think I have a tray of some sort on almost every table surface downstairs! I love how they hold everything in a tidy package. 🙂
Do you have any favorites in this thrifty makeover series so far?
If you missed any, you can catch up here:
10. Faux-Drawer Tray
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