So Revealing

On Friday I teased this picture:

I promised I’d be done on Sunday, but obviously that didn’t happen. My paint pen ran out...I bought 2 more yesterday and finished my project. So, what was I painting?

A tray!
You might remember this tray from an old Weekend Junk post. I picked it up at an estate sale for 75 cents. The paint is one of my free Valspar samples – Nautical.

I painted 2 coats, but it still needed some pizzazz!

So, I printed and shrunk jones design company’s painted wallpaper template. If you’ve never been to her site, check it out. I love everything she creates!

I traced that little piece of cardboard with a pencil over and over and over again. I only did this small tray and I was getting impatient/annoyed. I can’t even imagine doing an entire room!

I didn’t trust myself with a paint brush, so I used a paint marker to trace the lines. It was so easy, but took almost 3 markers to complete.

Nothing in my house is complete without a little distressing and glazing. I used sandpaper to distress and Minwax Dark Walnut stain as a glaze. I applied the stain with a foam brush, and then rubbed it off with a paper towel.

I love, love, lurve the way it turned out!

This little pretty now sits on my dining room table keeping my salt and pepper shakers from getting lost in the usual mess that’s on the table.

On to the next project!



  1. Looks great! The color is gorgeous. I admire your patience tracing all those lines! :)

  2. It's beautiful and I love love love the color!

  3. Super cute and great colour! :)

  4. Hi there, Just came over from Becky's to say congrat's on winning her give aways. Love all that you did with the tray and read your previous posts-you are very creative. I'll be back.
    Hugs, Noreen

  5. The tray is now stylish and functional. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Hope you'll join us again this Sunday starting at 5 pm PST.

  6. How cute is this! I absolutely love it and the color is gorgeous. Love your blog! I am your newest follower.


  7. i love it!!! that is the prettiest tray ever. thanks for partying at type A!

  8. I featured this on my blog today...come on over and grab a "featured" button!


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