Thrift Store Tray Makeover

Don’t miss out on great finds at the thrift store! Olivia from Rustic Owl Treasures is with us today to share her transformation of an outdated wooden tray into beautiful, modern decor!

Hey y’all its Olivia again,

Today I am going to share a makeover of a tray from a thrift store. Do you ever go down the aisles with all the wood stuff and you see piles and piles of it that are scratched up and outdated and just skip over them? Well I usually find old candle sticks, salt and pepper shakers and whatever else and paint them up and they look just as good as new ones and can match your decor a lot cheaper than newer ones! This is how this tray started out…

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It was a good color but it had scratches and the picture on it was pretty outdated. I decided to paint it in the color called Fresh Mustard and use Midnight Sky on a stencil in the center.

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The hexagon shape of the tray reminded me of bees so I knew yellow would look great on it. I gave it 3 coats of paint to make sure it had good coverage, I’ve found out yellow is a hard color to paint with no matter the brand so it may need a extra coat.

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After that I just used a small stencil I had of a flower and eyeballed the center and used Midnight Sky on it. The yellow and blue works well together.

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Then I sanded around the edges and on the flower to give it a more antique look and used straight dark wax on the piece to make it look even older!


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Olivia {Rustic Owl Treasures}

Hey y’all I’m Olivia from the blog Rustic Owl Treasures. I’m 25 and from Sweet Home Alabama. I love finding furniture that needs a little help and re-purposing it or giving it a face lift with some paint! I like finding the pieces of furniture at yard sales and thrift stores and making them have the french farmhouse look. I also love photography and painting more than just furniture.


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