I converted this little antique tray with a distressed paint end and a farmhouse fashion font. This has sweet memories for me from once I turned into little because it got here from my grandparents residence. My sister and I used to have a lot fun faux playing that we had been going for walks a restaurant and we might use this every time. I couldn’t withstand retaining it however I also love that I’ve been able to exchange it so it blends in with my decor now.
This is the before photograph of the tray. Due to the finish I didn’t prep the surface aside from cleaning, but considering that I was using chalk paint I had no issues with the paint adhering to the surface. I already had all of the cloth required for this venture so there has been no fee concerned for the transformation.
I implemented two coats of chalk paint which gave right coverage.
To misery I used the wet distressing approach which worked so well and become so much less difficult to get a tremendous distressed end than using sandpaper. I sincerely got a moist fabric, rubbed the regions that I desired to remove the paint with the fabric and the finish under got here thru effortlessly.
I printed out the text in my chosen font to use to the tray.
GAMBAR4 I transferred the lettering onto the floor with the aid of tracing the letters at the reverse side of the paper the use of a pencil.
I then located the paper on the tray dealing with upwards traced over the letters to switch the pencil to create an outline.
Using a brown acrylic paint I carefully painted over the outline of the letters.
Using a sponge I then implemented coats of wax to seal the paint. Once dry I buffed the surface the usage of a lint free material.
Over the clear wax I carefully carried out dark wax the use of a sponge. I just used this to highlight detailed areas of the tray but additionally to create a extra aged appearance over the floor. This accompanied more buffing the usage of a lint loose cloth achieve a easy finish.
The completed result! I’m so glad with the way it turned out.
I also love how versatile it’s far for adding to decor for every season!