On one in all my latest "treasure searching expeditions", I located a hard and fast of trays at considered one of our neighborhood thrift stores for simplest $four.95. They have been in first rate shape besides for a few paint bleed via. My thoughts commenced racing with ideas of how to give these simple trays some pizzazz.
The first aspect I had to do changed into easy the trays. I used a product called Simple Green. After I sprayed the surface, I used a moist sponge to wipe away the purifier. I rinsed my sponge and wiped them down one greater time to ensure I wasn’t leaving any dirt or residue at the back of.
Then I had to attend to the paint bleed via. To address this problem, I used Zinsser Bin primer with shellac. You can locate this in a twig or in a quart length can at your local hardware shop. I chose the spray considering that there wasn’t a huge surface to cover. I permit it dry approximately an hour in between coats. The spray primer tends to have a rough texture after it dries so I lightly sanded the trays the usage of 220 grit sandpaper. This additionally looks after any primer runs which may additionally arise.
Next, it changed into time to color. I chose to apply Rust-O-Leum spray chalk paint in Linen White. I applied three coats for full insurance. I checked in between coats to ensure I had no paint runs. Once again you can sand them away with 220 grit sandpaper.
After the paint become thoroughly dry, I sealed the tray using Minwax Polycrylic in Matte Finish. I applied 2 skinny layers with a brush waiting about an hour in among coats. (You also can use a sponge brush applicator.) I positioned my brush in a plastic baggie between applying coats so the bristles could not dry or harden.
I love tiled trays and have looked for the suitable tile. I decided on not the usage of porcelain or ceramic tile for three motives. It could make the tray heavy, I might should cut tiles and grout them, and price. I have seen stick on tile in hardware shops however there has been best one sheet in step with bundle and it turned into steeply-priced. One day once I was purchasing in Hobby Lobby, I found this beautiful vinyl stick on tile. There are 10 (12 x 12) sheets inside the package deal for simplest $eleven.99! (This is considered one of their products you can not use the 40% off coupon.)
The tray bottom measured approximately 14" by means of 10 half of" so I best needed 2 portions of tile. I needed to cut the center tile on sides to be focused and fit in the tray. Since the mouth of the tray became wider on the pinnacle, I laid a chunk of copier paper within the bottom of the tray and folded it to fit. This became a manual for reducing the right size.
I used a backyard keep on with degree and mark the middle of the tile and drew a pencil line throughout the returned. I then determined the center of the copier paper. I covered up both centers and marked how a whole lot I needed to take away on each facets. Using a instantly side and Exacto Knife, I scored the slicing line till it changed into cut all of the manner thru. (This become the center tile for the bottom of the tray.)
Then I needed to reduce a small part of every other tile to move on each aspect of my center tile. I had to suit up the pattern and turned into capable of use only one tile reducing from each side. Both portions also needed to be trimmed on the pinnacle and bottom to fill the tray.
0 Before peeling off the backing paper, I laid the portions inside the tray to ensure they in shape. I did have to trim a little bit on a couple portions. I then peeled the backing off of one of the side portions first and placed it within the tray. I made certain it became instantly and in shape into the corners. Next, I laid the middle piece after which the other facet piece.
1 I LOVE the way this became out! It is exactly the appearance I turned into going for. I have different plans for the alternative tray so take a look at lower back later to peer what I actually have in save for it.