Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to Make Shabby Chic Style Tray

It's been a while since I was blogging last time...Life is slightly changing for me, and I'm becoming more and more overwhelmed with daily routine. I'd like to share a great tutorial from Katrin from KatrinShine shop on Etsy which she shared with me pretty much long time ago. Sorry, Katrin... I really didn't have time to post it earlier.

So... today's tutorial is about how to make a shabby chic wooden tray.

How to make a shabby chic tray

To make this adorable tray, you'll need:
  • Small and large paint brushes for large areas and small details
  • Prime color: brown, light brown
  • Top color
  • Candle
  • Medium grit sand paper
  • Mat finish in spray
  • Wooden tray
Make sure that the surface is clean and dry. Paint the wooden tray with the primer color. Let it dry completley

How to make a shabby chic tray

Rub with candle some places on the tray where the prime color will be visible. Rub over the edges and around the corners.

How to make a shabby chic tray

Paint the tray with top color. It may be white, off white, light beige, etc. Let it dry completely.

How to make a shabby chic tray
Use medium grit sand paper to work over surface of the tray. Especially, the places where candle was has been applied. You'll see nice shabby chic texture appeared.

How to make a shabby chic tray

When it's done, finish the tray with mat varnish to protect the shabby chic texture. With the finish it'll last much much longer.

How to make a shabby chic tray

And enjoy the new piece!

How to make a shabby chic tray


Katrinshine said...

Great! Your tray is amazing!

Eugenie said...

A stunning tray and a very easy and clear guidance!

SocksAndMittens said...

I love the finished piece. Such a pretty piece of house decor!

Arctida said...

Great DIY! Love the end result, it is so pretty!

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