Thursday, January 19, 2017

Makeover Vintage Wicker Tray

Tray Revived and  Blackboard Added



Thrift store 25% off blue tagged wicker tray with masonite backing had possibilities.

Wicker tray before - somewhat discoloured cloth on tray side and plain masonite on the back. Both sides were flat and usable as a tray or a blackboard.





I gave both sides of the wicker frame a good wiping with MMS Hemp Oil and let it soak in. Wiped frame with a soft cloth the next day and polished.

The cloth side of the frame was white washed (two coats) of CeCe Caldwell Clay Chalk paint (about 3 water to 1 paint). Dried overnight.



Used Annie Sloan clear and dark wax on the white washed side then polished, finished cloth side below.



Played around a bit with some mice and my Mom's very vintage teapot plus DH's grandmother's cup and saucer (staples from our collection). Used the large blackboard for the backgrounds.



Took the tray over to my booth at Village Antiques Mall. I know I didn't show any painting of the chalkboard side of the tray (see here if you want to see the sequence used with Rust-oleum Chalkboard Paint to make a chalkboard).



Always looking for something than can be repurposed, this wicker tray was just right for the chalkboard project and the cloth side is freshened.


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24 comments:

  1. I love redemption! You definitely redeemed this tray!

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  2. Great job Joy. Always love a useful tray.
    Happy new year.
    Audrey Z.

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  3. Nice job, Joy! That makes a really versatile piece. Bet it sells quickly. Have a great weekend.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  4. I like both versions Joy, but I really have a weakness for chalkboards. Love the combination of black and wicker.

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  5. Believe it or not, we have a tray that looks a lot like that one. We love it. Jilda used it do display her handmade necklaces a few years ago.
    R

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  6. Great job! I would probably take this home is I shopped your booth. ;-)
    Nice looking tray!

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  7. Hi Joy, every time you show your booth I see treasures to bring home with me, I would have tried to get the tray before Sarah saw it!
    Happy Mosaic Monday.
    Maggie.

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  8. You have such treasures - Happy MM!

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  9. What a lovely makeover! Just stopping by from Mosaic Monday!

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  10. How nice! What a great idea! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

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  11. Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  12. The tray is lucky you found it! Thanks for joining Monday Social.

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  13. Great makeover, Joy! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  14. Great way to bring life to an old object.

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  15. You make me want to go shopping at your shop or hit a thrift store. Love the chalkboard side of the tray. Such a unique piece.

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  16. I love that it can be used two ways Joy! What a great makeover. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Love re-purposing and making over old items! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Funtastic Friday!

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  18. Joy, this is a wonderful way to repurpose that tray! I really like the wicker frame.

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  19. Joy, your tray makeover looks great. I love finding old trays like that to bring back to usefulness. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my upcycle board.

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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