Rustic Look for Thrift Store Tray

4 Materials
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.
Materials:


- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
Check out our website for more details!
Mother Daughter Projects
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 5 questions
  • Mary Mary on Mar 28, 2016
    Where can I get the wood slices

  • Jsm5179467 Jsm5179467 on Apr 11, 2016
    Why are the twig slices called vase filler? I never heard of it??....

  • Barbara Barbara on Feb 24, 2018
    Beautiful displa, but where did you get the cute rain deer votives?

Comments
Join the conversation
2 of 28 comments
Next