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Monday, June 20, 2011

Quatrefoil Tray


Last year I came across a sweet tray at the thrift store and snagged it up for only $2.00.  You can read more about it here, but I sprayed painted it black. 


I decided it was time for an update.  I saw a great idea here of how I could spruce up my tray a little.  I used a free quatrefoil pattern that you can find here.  I printed it out on my printer and then cut out the image like this.


I spray painted my tray with Krylon's semi-gloss white.


Then using a pencil I traced the image on the tray.  This was a little time consuming, but not as bad as I thought - maybe 20 minutes.


Then I used some Baby Blue Americana craft paint and a small brush and free handed filling in the spaces.  I did two coats of the blue.  Sanded down the edges and a light sanding on the surface and it was done.



Don't look too close or you'll see all the imperfections in my painting ability, but I thought it turned out pretty cute.  It will be great to use outdoors and for carting food back and forth from the kitchen to the picnic table.


I just love it! And the best part - it was free - I already had all the supplies on hand.  Just a little face lift to my $2.00 tray.  What do you think?  Not too shabby eh?


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7 comments:

  1. Great job on the tray. Stopping by from Craftomaniac Hop. New follower! Blessings… Saved By Love Creations

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  2. Love it....like the lighter look better!

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  3. Yay! I'm so glad you were able to transform your tray as well! Your's looks awesome! I'm loving the blue and white combo :)

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  4. How fun and fresh!!!~ I love the stencil. Thanks for sharing at the party. Have fun!~

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  5. luv the quatrefoil tray very pretty.

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  6. super cute! what a fun project. this post would be so great at my weekly blog party. I'd love it if you joined me!

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  7. What a great project! Looks wonderful. I wish I was sitting on the deck with a drink being servied on that tray right now :)

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