Hi Friends! Are you up for a thrifty makeover today? I found this super large oval tray at the thrift store a few weeks back. This thing is really big! It was $12, but I just had to bring it home:
This was gorgeous at one time, but had really started to show its age, so I decided to give it a completely new look:
Doesn’t even look like the same tray, right?
I painted the tray in a mix of Annie Sloan’s French Linen and Pure White. Then I created this graphic in Photoshop Elements, opened it in my Silhouette machine, and cut a stencil out of contact paper…
I had to connect four separate pieces together since this tray is so large.
I gave it two coats of white acrylic paint and then removed the contact paper.
I use contact paper instead of vinyl because I’m cheap. I’m sure transfer vinyl would be so much easier, but again there’s the thing about me being cheap.
I’ve had someone ask me if the contact paper leaves a sticky residue, and I have had that happen. I just sand like normal and when I add the wax, the sticky residue can be buffed right off.
This would have been pretty easy to do without a silhouette also since I used a large font (Bodidly). I would have blown this up at Blockposters.com and transferred the image like I show here, then painted it in.
I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
You may remember this DIY Shell Garland from my Summer mantel last Summer:
Can’t wait to pull out all my Summer flair this year!
Hope you enjoyed this quick coastal makeover!
I’ll be back later this week sharing a look back at how I transformed most of these yard sale treasures:
It’s always fun to look back! Do you remember any of these?
UPDATE: See them all HERE now!
Have a great day, Friends!
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