Faux Zinc Finish Tray With IOD Transfer

3 Materials
2 Hours

Trays are a perfect project to use a transfer on. This tray was update in a fun faux aged zinc finish perfect for the floral Iron Orchid Design transfer in white.

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This solid wood tray was functional but boring, lets jazz it up.

Remove hardware and scrub

The handles were removed, edges sanded smooth and everything cleaned well.

Paint, wax and add stencil

Ash, a lovely charcoal color from Fusion Mineral Paint was brushed needing only one coat over the dark original stain.

I loved this floral Iron Orchid Design transfer in white. It is timeless and classic and will be perfect for this tray and the zinc finish. It was applied over the dried coat of charcoal paint.

To create the faux zinc finish,  Homestead House Wax in white was applied all over then wiped back to catch in the creases, wood grain and edges.


The silver handles were put back on and go well with the tray adding just a bit of sparkle.

This solid wood tray is the perfect size for the transfer and needs a makeover after years of service.

Isn't the effect pretty and look like aged zinc?

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