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Rustic Look for Thrift Store Tray

When I spotted a couple of bags of wood vase filler at the thrift store, I knew I needed to add them to my DIY stash of “raw” materials. Sure enough, I thought they would be great to use in the transformation of a very 90’s folk art tray.
rustic look for thrift store tray, crafts, decoupage
- Wood tray (found at thrift store)
- Wood vase filler
- Primer spray paint
- Oil rubbed bronze spray paint
- Silver craft paint
- 1” or wider bristle paint brush (not a foam one)
- Paper towel
- Sand paper (optional)
- Mod Podge
rustic look for thrift store tray, crafts, decoupage
- Be sure the tray is free of dust, dirt, and grease.
- Spray the inside and outside of the tray with primer. Let dry—sand any rough spots. Spray again if needed to cover the design.
rustic look for thrift store tray, crafts, decoupage
- Spray inside and outside of tray with oil rubbed bronze. Repeat if necessary.
- Dip the brush into the silver craft paint, brush off excess onto paper towel and dry brush paint very lightly onto tray.
rustic look for thrift store tray, crafts, decoupage
- Spread a small amount of Mod Podge into a small area on the bottom of the tray. Place wood vase filler pieces into place. This is slow going, tedious work! Plan on binge watching your favorite "Fuller House" episodes!
rustic look for thrift store tray, crafts, decoupage
- When the bottom is completely covered, add a coating of Mod Podge over the entire area. Let dry and enjoy your new rustic, industrial look tray.
rustic look for thrift store tray, crafts, decoupage
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  • Vimarhonor
    on Feb 25, 2018

    Awesome refurb project! I was not aware of the product wood chop vase filler.

    Thanks for posting!

  • Nancy
    on Oct 13, 2018

    Love this! And inspiring!

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