Repurposing items from thrift stores is a great way to treasure discarded pieces and turn them into trendy and useful pieces! Adding a little paint and a DIY stencil, you can transform a thrift store wooden tray into a beautiful farmhouse inspired focal piece!
DIY Stencil Tray – Before & After
I scored this wood and tile tray from my local Habitat for Humanity store for $4. As adorable as the tile design was, I knew immediately I was going to paint it with a stencil…and that’s exactly what I did!
Here is the before…Truth be told, I felt a little guilty tearing up these cute tiles, lol.
Lets Make It Together!
I began by chiseling up the tiles with a hammer, paint scraper and flat tip screwdriver.
I also purchased 4 square ceramic tiles at my Habitat Restore for $2 and I painted them using Rust-Oleum primer paint. I actually loved the white color of the primer, so I left that as the base color!
While that dried, I got busy creating my stencil on my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the design on sticky shelf liner, my favorite way to make stencils and then weeded it with a sewing seam ripper. Silhouette actually carries a whole line of products for vinyl transfer tools but I personally love my seam ripper and other tricks I’ve learned along the way! *You can find more of my Silhouette Cameo tutorials here.
I then transferred it using clear sticky shelf liner, also another favorite, and used an old gift card to make sure it was adhered properly.
Once the stencil was adhered, I removed the clear transfer and got busy painting using my favorite chalk paint, Dixie Belle in Bunker Hill Blue.
Once I was done painting, I let it dry for about 15 minutes and then I removed the sticky stencil and wa-la!
I absolutely love how it turned out!!! It’s so pretty!