My Folk-Art Tray

I found this nice, solid tray in my mom's going-to-goodwill pile of stuff. I liked it because it wasn't thin and flimsy like many of the newer trays you can buy. But it had a Christmas theme with a little horn and some holly or something on it. I thought it would make a good painting project.

So I took it out into the side yard on a surprisingly warm March day and started by spraying it with XIM primer which sticks to anything. Should have taken photos.

Then I forgot about it.

Then the boys picked it up while doing yard work and put it in the garage. And, of course, when I remembered it I couldn't find it. So after lots of "did you guys move a tray that was in the side yard?" texts, I located the primed tray.

I decided to go with a black tray with a folk art kind of look. I am a fan of Teresa Kogut's work and I thought I would attempt to paint something in that style.

So here it is just plain black...looks like a deep dish pizza pan....



Here is the beginning of a theme...



And fast forward to the finished product. Hubby put a couple of coats of polyurethane on it for me.
It will look good in my kitchen I think.

4 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! It's so cute!
Isn't there anything you don't do!?

Cindy said...

You did such a good job! I just discovered your blog tonight and we really have a lot in common! I will have fun going through your older posts.

(Your animals are so cute!)

Linda said...

The longer I know you, the more I want to know more about you! You are SO talented!

Our Country Bungalow said...

Thank you for the nice comments!

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