Another Painted Tray

I painted and then decoupaged another metal tray. As usual I forgot to take a "before" picture. (when will I learn?!)

Most of the time, when I choose to do something like this, I'm looking to make something that would catch my attention if I were out shopping; but I'd probably be too cheap to buy, and I also like the feeling of taking things that I already have and without spending money, I create something new that I like.



Previously, the tray was sort of a wheat-brown with a wooden bucket and fruit I think. Very orange and gold.

So I primed with XIM and then painted with craft paints.


I was going to experiment with some folk-style painting but then I saw on my shelf this cute little piece of fabric, just an 8 inch strip or so, and it had these bouquets of roses on it so I decided to decoupage instead.



I did a little bit of leaf and vine painting but that's it. Oh, and I painted the ribbon-like border.

I wanted it not-so-new looking and after weighing my options I decided to go with just tinting the Mod Podge because it sounded like the easiest plan.



I don't really have a planned place for it. Maybe the dining room. We'll see how it looks.
Not bad. :-)

3 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your tray is very pretty! I have some mod podge but have never used it but maybe will get it out after seeing your project.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I saw your comment on Happy To Be/Gloria's blog, so I wanted to come to visit you! I think it was so nice of you to leave a comment for her at this tough time she's going through now with what happened to her husband. And may I say that you did a wonderful job on your tray! It looks beautiful!! Have a wonderful Easter with your family. Oh, and I just became your newest Follower. :)
Best,
Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

P.S. I forgot to say... I looked at your previous post... your house is so lovely and cozy!
gv

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