Who doesn’t need a good serving tray?  They come in handy not only for company but for those of us who don’t have coffee tables. reclaimed wood tray and vintage hardware before cleaning, painting and fixinga wood tray found at the dump store before fixingThis wood tray had certainly seen better days when I found it this past summer.

Underneath all of it’s flaws it was a pretty shape though and the wood was in great condition.  It needed some serious cleaning, gluing and sanding but once all of those little jobs were done it was time to crack out the paint!Country Chic Paint in Chocolate TartTo give the tray it’s fresh start, it got two coats of a rich Chocolate coloured paint.
(you’ll see in the pictures how lovely this paint is in different lights… it really has a chameleon-like quality to it)applying Country Chic Paint and Metallic Cream to a found wood tray  The tray also got a layer of Smoky Quartz glaze after the paint.  The glaze added some dimension to the surface and gave it the look of wood grain.    adding a stencil to a reclaimed wood trayThen came the time to glam it up.

Using Belt Buckle Metallic Cream and this beautiful stencil from Deco Art, I was able to add this pretty graphic to the centre of the tray.

The Metallic cream made the graphic pop and the luxurious golden colour is so pretty with the brown.  I also added it around the edge to help highlight the shape.
Country Chic Paint Chocolate Tart and Belt Buckle Metallic CreamTo make the tray easier to carry, it definitely needed some new hardware.
vintage hardwareI chose these two vintage handles because they were the shape I wanted even though they were the wrong colour.  vintage hardware made over with Country Chic Paint Belt Buckle Metallic CreamBy rubbing on two coats of the same Metallic Cream, they were subtly changed to a gold colour to match the rest of the tray.  vintage hardware updated with County Chic Metallic Cream

Serving tray with Cafe Paris in gold metallic creamNow that the tray has been glammed up, it is ready to go for my next gathering… or dinner in the Living Room 😉  CelebratingCelebrating with a reclaimed wood serving tray with vintage hardware

Paints/Products used in this project:

Country Chic Home and Decor Paint in Chocolate Tart
Country Chic Paint Metallic Cream in Belt Buckle
Country Chic Paint Smoky Quartz Glaze
Deco Art Americana Decor Stencil, Cafe Paris

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The Paint for this project was generously provided by Country Chic Paint.

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  1. Another great makeover, Lisa. Happy New Year to you! Cynthia

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