Reclaimed. You can call fence pickets that you rescued from the trash, reclaimed right? Remember Mr. House Flipper who I weaseled those old fence pickets from? Those pickets are excited to be a part of March Madness! Today is day #22!!
One of those fence pickets, AKA reclaimed wood pieces, are joining forces with this sweet picture and frame for today’s makeover:
Add a little paint and some handles. and it’s a fun reclaimed wood tray!
This frame started out at $6.98, but had been marked down to $1.98. With the free fence pickets, that makes this tray less than $2! You can see the fence pickets better here:
I love this combination! It has a very coastal feel.
To make this, I painted the frame first in Cottage White chalk paint (using my go-to recipe). I also cut the fence picket to size using my table saw.
I painted the wood pieces with Cottage white also, then used a rag to wipe most of it off. I thought I was done with the frame at the Cottage White stage, so I added my fence picket pieces using tiny nails, hammered in at a slight angle:
Then I added these felt discs to protect furniture from the rough underside of the fencing.
I gave it a little sanding with 220 grit sand paper and sealed it all with a coat of wax.
The addition of the blue was just what it needed. I did the same thing to these old handles that came off of an old thrift store project.
The paint really brings out the details in the frame also.
My hubby kept walking into the shot. I have about five pictures with this blue blur in it.
You can always use a tray. They are one of my favorite things to decorate with!
Tomorrow I’ll be back to share my Parent’s bedroom set. Yesterday I told you to think Oak, 1985. Keep thinking that. 🙂
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