I picked up this oversized tray at our neighborhood yard sale, for $3. I loved the size, so I had to snag it up. I didn’t let it’s bubbled bottom get me down… y’all know I love a reason to paint stuff!
I’ve had this itch to paint something like a grain sack, and almost took a brush to the coffee table… and even had a little daydream about painting grain sack stripes down the center of the laundry room wall. I 86’d that idea after I put up the backsplash.
- Painters Tape
- I only had masking tape, and it worked fine… but painters tape is recommended.
- White Paint
- I used Annie Sloan Old White.
- Navy Paint
- I used acrylic paint (annnd apparently forgot to photograph it. Oops!)
- Paint Roller/Tray
- Paint Brush
I painted the bottom of the tray with a roller, using Old White chalk paint. It took several coats (and honestly could have used several more) to make the bottom of the tray look smooth. I figured since I was adding the blue stripes, that I could get away with some texture.
←Look at those cute little baby feet. I love a captive audience, and Harbor Kate LOVES to be in the thick of errrrrthing… so we make a great team:)
I eyeballed the stripe placement, but feel free to use a measuring tape to get it exact. I used a wider tape in the middle and on the edges I used three narrow strips of tape and then pulled off the center one and painted in between them.
It looked like this when the tape was still down.
Pull off the tape, and that’s all there is to it! Albeit, it has it’s fair share of imperfections, but when styled, I think it looks FABULOUS! What do you think?!?