Hi there everyone! Today, I am sharing how to make something new look old. I’m taking a break from the garden for a few days. You may ask, why does one want to make something new look old? Well, because I really don’t care for new shiny things, unless it’s a diamond ring or something:) Most of the decor around our house is old, antique, vintage, chippy, and worn. We don’t typically go into regular stores and just pick things on a showroom floor. Unless it’s a new couch or something. Just about everything we own has been collected over time, and has some kind of meaning to us. For the most, that is I would say in our family room, pub and kitchen area.
I found this cute tray at Walmart the other day. Price was right at $7.00 bucks. I thought, I know exactly what I want to do with that. My son Jack was with me, and he said I know what you are going to do with that tray. Smartie pants, thinks he knows it all.
Funny thing, was he was right. He knew I would paint it, and add a rooster to it.
This was a fun little quick project.
This is the before tray. Nice to begin with, but as you can see, shiny and new.
I painted the tray with 3 coats of chalky paint by Americana decor. You must wonder if I have every color.
I do in fact! Check out all my projects while you are here.
After the chalky paint dried I rubbed a little Annie Sloan clear soft wax on it the bottom and sides of the tray.
Out came my handy dandy rooster stencil. I have had this guy for a long time. You can check out my Stencil gallery and I am sure you will spy him a half dozen times. Sort of like my recipe stencil. I used them over and over again.
I found some chalk pens at Michaels and thought I would just do a silhouette of the rooster instead of using craft paint.
Worked out just perfect!
Now I have a cute new/old tray in the kitchen next to the stove.
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How fun is this. I love it.
Thank you Marty! i do too:)
I bought the same tray and was thrilled with the price. Love what you did with it! 🙂
Love love LOVE what you did with the tray! I have the same one and I’ve been wondering what to do to jazz it up a bit. I may have to get out the chalk paint! Jane
There you go! Go get yourself some chalky paint and have a ball. You won’t stop there, I promise.
That looks great Debbie! I love the look of vintage and the farm house look that is making a HUGE comeback. And don’t even get me started on burlap!
I hear ya! What’s old is always new again. I sure hope they don’t bring back shoulder pads though:)
Love it! Every time I see a Rooster I think of you by the way LOL! Have a great weekend!
Ricki Jill Treleaven
VERY CUTE project (and useful)….I don’t know what it is about our home, but every time I need a tray they seem to have disappeared!
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
Love it Debbie! You made it look vintage and more expensive!
It looks great and I love the stencils.