Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vintage Painted Tray


The detailed wooden frame of the glass tray with romantic scene is charming, but perhaps not the vintage look wanted today. My first thought was 'paint it white' which I did with ASCP Old White. I was going to sand and wax - then I decided to add some ASCP Province and ASCP Versailles in some areas.

When that paint dried I added another layer of Old White. A few hours later, inside and with evening lighting, I sanded the tray lightly in a few areas so that some of the colour and the original finish showed through. I gave the frame a clear paste wax finish and buffed, then scraped the paint off the glass, used a bit of glass cleaner and the tray was ready for a tea party. I had great company today while I worked - DGS's dog Peaches. Loves her Milk Bones.
Today is our 42nd Anniversary. Love to you DH. Quite the journey.
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14 comments:

  1. Goodness, that's lovely! A lot of work, but what a great result.

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  2. This is really very pretty. I like how you kept the old picture. It looks like an old cottage scene. the frame really stands out nicely in that Annie sloan paint.

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful comments Joy! Love your blog, cute stuff! I'm following
    ♥Linsey

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  4. Wonderful job you did on the tray, Joy. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Thanks for your visit and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Lovely result and a great way to celebrate an anniversary.

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  6. How very pretty! And Happy Anniversary!
    Today, I am awarding you the Liebster award.
    I love your blog!
    Go take a look!
    http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love trays and yours is beautiful!!

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  8. happy anniversary! love your tray:)

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  9. It's gorgeous!!!
    You sure know how to turn anything into beautiful!
    XO
    Kristin
    http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
    (blogger issues, sorry)

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  10. awesome! i love it. it really has a lovely appeal with the pretty tone. i did a mirror for my daughter in a similar way. an old beaten up vintage piece that i sanded lightly and touched up but just a bit to keep the character :)

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