3.27.2012

EASY DIY: TRAY MAKEOVER

Yesterday I shared some snippets of kitchen. In one of the pictures was a tray/platter that I picked up from IKEA for 70 cents

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I knew that it I was going to paint it so I didn’t care about the design.  I pulled out my last little bit of Annie Sloan chalk paint and got to work

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Remember that you don’t have to prime with chalk paintWinking smile

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Because my chalk paint had gotten super thick after sitting up for the past few months, I had to add water to it.  Because of the added water, I had to apply two coats of paint (Chalk Paint is so thick that you usually can get away with one coat of it) .

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Finished! Now I have something I can corral things that end up on my countersSmile

blue tray

This project was super easy.  I could have used latex paint on it as well with a thin layer of primer first.  Now, I need to go find some baskets for my cabinets without the doors!

  What small project have you gotten around to lately?!

6 comments:

Sing said...

Very nice and bright.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Much better :) Chalk paint does wonders, you should share this tip at the Cinch party! Have a great day.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Simple and fabulous! I'm going to copy you! Janell

Tia Brumbelow said...

What a great idea and so easy! I also love your color choice.

Brandi said...

Painting the tray made such a difference. I love the soft color.

Colleen said...

I love your results, such a pretty colour!