Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Tray turned Old Tray

I found this lovely little tray at Jo-Anne's on The Great Crate Hunt. It was really dinged up and had this weird film all over it. I took it to the check out and asked if they'd give me a discount and they said yes! 25% off! Woo-hoo! So, I took home this little tray for $4. Deal.

First thing I did was wipe all that dust off and then painted 2 layers of Old Country Grey ASCP.

I printed out my graphic from The Graphic Fairy and then used my chalk method (

Take your printed graphic and turn it over. Rub the back liberally with pencil or chalk. Turn them back over and trace the outside of the words onto your sign with pen or pencil. The lead/chalk will rub off on your surface leaving you a nice outline to paint. 
I like to use acrylic paint pens to fill in my words. So much easier for me and my unsteady hand!)
to transfer it on the tray.

 Then, I used a permanent marker to fill in the graphic.

I took my sandpaper and sanded it down to expose some of the original black underneath.

I like. I think it will make a nice little accessory to my "new" dresser.


  1. Cute tray! I need to do this! I have several trays in my little shed! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Yep! Looks awesome! I have to figure out your chalk method. Want to try this!
    PS Come show off at my place today if you can!

  3. This is gorgeous! Saw you over at The Shady Porch.

  4. You did a great job with the tray! I'm a new follower from over at Shabby Chic Creek!

  5. Where does one find the "chalk method" I'd love to give it a go???

  6. lovely makeover - great graphic, too

  7. So cool! Love the graphic print!


  8. what a great project i havent tried this method, it would be great if you could link it up at my new linky party starting today at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/

  9. Hello! Two questions... Can you post a link to that image/decal and second, how did you transfer it? Thanks! I love the way it turned out!!

  10. Hi Meg, stopping by form The Girl creative link party. I love your tray! It really looks old! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm following you via Linky followers!
    Greetings from Spain


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