Today I’m sharing how I turned this old letter tray into a “vintage” French fruit tray.
It was fun to do and was a super easy, super cheap crafty DIY.
Just a little re-inventing and re-purposing….
I have a bunch of these trays. (some I picked up at the the thrift store for $1 each…and the rest I was given by a friend)
They are pretty easy to come by and are so great to “makeover” for other uses.
Like this one….
I painted this one Old White & Scandinavian Pink (Chalk Paint®) and use it for my decanters on the “bar”.
You can read about it –>here.
I originally printed out the graphic myself…but below was as big as I could get it with my printer.
I decided that it was too small for this tray.
So I got my dear, sweet husband to print it off for me at work larger and on larger paper.
I painted the tray and let it dry. Next I applied the graphic with Mod Podge.
I have always used school glue (like Elmer’s) watered down for things like this but decided to try Mod Podge this go round.
Kind of boring and plain just like this, huh?
I know, it is. It’s missing that vintage feel it needs.
I think so anyway!
Next I applied tinted glaze I had on hand thinking this would be the look I was after.
I applied it all over the tray and graphic.
Eh. Not great and a little too “pink-ish” for my liking.
So after that dried, I went back at it with straight Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
I wanted it old, aged and “dirty-ish” looking. I think I achieved that look. ;)
And up on my new shelf in the Family Room….
I’m not sure where I’ll use it yet. I did have it on my kitchen island with fruit in it for a bit but have since moved it.
But I love it and love how it looks like an old vintage piece.
Super easy too!
Be sure to stop back by the blog on Thursday….I’ve got an awesome Giveaway coming up!! You don’t want to miss it! :)