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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Revamping A Tray


I am so sorry the weather has been so bad for most of the country, however it has been fabulous here, so I got out the spray paint to revamp a tray that I've been wanting to redo.

I love the shape and size of this tray, but the bright white just doesn't work in my house.


 After a light sanding, I sprayed on a couple of light coats of a pretty yellowy/gold color.


 When it was dry I gave it a good sanding for some age.


 I used Minwax Walnut stain and applied a light coat and then wiped it off. Not enough, so I gave it some more.


 This is looking better, however I want a little more.


 Ok, this is so much better.  Now this is going to fit right in with all my things.  When it is dry I will give it a couple of coats of Satin Clear Poly and it will be done.

The color works great with my furniture.  I put it on the ottoman for now, but I can see it all over the house.

I have a couple of lanterns that are white and want to change them too.  I removed the glass and gave them a very light sanding.

 A couple of coats of ORB and I like them so much better.

There are a few more projects that I have to paint, but for today I am done.  Are you painting anything?

I am linking to Susan for Metamorphosis Monday
                       Karen for Amaze Me Monday
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

44 comments:

  1. Love them!! They will look great! I painted sub woofer speaker boxes for my son!! Fun...

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  2. The tray and lantern look wonderful, Marty.

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  3. Really do like ethe transition of on the tray. The distressed yellow is really pretty!

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  4. After all my travels to the UK, I cannot imagine a home without beautiful and useful trays. Nice work here on yours.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  5. So pretty, but too cold to paint here unless it is inside. Very nice transformations.
    Cindy

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  6. Love the tray, amazing what that stain did to it.

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  7. Fabulous tray makeover, Marty. Love the new orb on the lantern, too.

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  8. Marty you and Kim from Savvy Southern Style must be related!! You two have more energy than any women I know and you do wonderful things with paint and glaze!! Design Divas and the ever ready bunny all in one!!! xo Kathysue

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  9. the tray looks great...it looks so better than the white! I just love outdoor lanterns.

    I went to 1515 this weekend but am going to have to head home a day early because they keep talking about a "significant" stprm..I hate that!!

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  10. oooh...I love the tray make over. I am going to have to try using the stain on some of my spray painted goodies. Love how it ages it and looks gorgeous.

    I found a pair of scissors 24 inches long that I am going to ORB treat and then display in my office. You won't believe what an ugly color they are. Will post the before and afters of them.

    Have a wonderful week~

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  11. Wow -- I am so impressed -- lovely transformations -- now I may look for cheap lanterns!

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  12. I love that tray! That is a perfect yellow! And how did we ever live with out ORB??? I have a few paint projects I am trying to get done for tonight!
    Lacy

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  13. Both projects turned out great, Marty! Love the yellow with the stain "aging" on top of it! It looks much better than the white and I can just see it in your home now.

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  14. The tray and lanterns turned out fabulous, Marty! You have that magic touch!

    Enjoy your wonderful weather, it is snowing here again!

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. Marty,
    Temperatures on the prairie haven't been consistent enough to do the actual spray painting. .. instead, I gave a verbal list to "Mr. Ed" for our upcoming Spring! HA! Believe me the man is good at his work, but I'll have to give a written "Honey Do" list for him to check off to accomplish the projects! Your tray and your lantern look wonderful! Now let's see them in some more post, please!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. The transformation is wonderful. The deeper color gives the pieces more character.

    It's too cold here to be spray painting anything.

    Have a great week! La

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  17. Looks great Marty!! Amazing how paint can make everything look better. This weather has been awesome I am loving it!! :)

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  18. Oh Marty-how lucky to be able to spray outside-we have at least 3 feet and the forecast is calling for another huge one Wednesday-LOL-not much we can do about it but wish like anything for spring!!The tray is beautiful with all the details and I love how you stained it up abit! Claire

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  19. No painting, but I think I will come over so we can make me an ottoman!!!!

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  20. Love both pieces...fabulous job, Marty! XOXO ~Liz

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  21. Hi Marty,
    Love how your tray and lantern came out. You did a great job on them
    and also on that beautiful footstool.
    Can't remember the other name for it right now!! lol
    Anyway, it all looks great,
    blessings,
    Nellie

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  22. What a great tray ! Love that paint !
    Kammy

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  23. Great job Marty!
    I have to giggle though, because I would do them in the reverse and they would be white!

    However, these colors are perfect for your home.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. Beautiful job as usual, Marty! Love how you transformed that try into a warmer color and finish....Christmas

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  25. They look great Marty! I love the transformations.

    Not painting yet...shoulder still on the mend. Hopefully soon.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  26. I love that revamp Marty! It turned out gorgeous. I have never used Orb either, I have to give that stuff a try...the lanterns look Awesome!

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  27. I love the transformations! The soft yellow of the tray, with the antiquing looks terrific, and the lanterns are certainly spiffed up, too!
    ~Amanda

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  28. That tray is gorgeous. so many things you will be able to do with it.

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  29. Oh, I really love that tray. I color is beautiful and yes it goes very well in your home. You always have such beautiful vignettes and your home is so pretty. Thanks for sharing so much. Hugs, Karie

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  30. All your items look great! Love the colors you chose. I wish I could paint stuff but I just have no talent and lose my patience. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wow, that tray is gorgeous! It looks so pretty on your ottoman. The color is perfect.

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  32. I love the tray Marty. I never would have thought of using stain over paint! What a great idea, it really does give a beautiful effect. Thanks for the tip! Hugs, Kat

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  33. I really like the redos - both of them very much. Like the colors you used on the tray.

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  34. Your tray turned out so pretty, Marty! And I love the lanterns! And Marty...I cannot believe that you made that ottoman! You are one talented lady! It's gorgoeus! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
    PS..No tabletop from me this week, but I'll be checking in!

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  35. These turned out so pretty! Love the yellow/gold distressed finish on the tray!

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  36. Your tray looks lovely on your beautiful ottoman!!! It was beatiful as just yellow but it is AMAZING distressed and stained! Fabulous work!

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  37. Great job Marty, they both turned out so nice. I especially like the lantern. I saw on a blog the other day where someone tranformed an old light fixture into a lantern & painted it ORB too. I just love that look.

    Have a great week, Nicole

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  38. HI Marty,I really love what you did with the tray. Each pic just kept getting better and better - and the results are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Thanks for being the first to welcome me back from my time away.
    Great tray redo, love the color. Although I love the look of white in pictures I lean toward to richer colors as well. Also enjoyed your share with the ottoman...lovely.
    Monday Blessings ;-)
    ps-nice new photo

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  40. I love the tray and lantern. Okay, I feel really stupid...could you please explain more about ORB. What does ORB stand for? Is it a color of paint?...or stain. I'm sorry, I have never heard of it. Hugs, Sue

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  41. Gosh, you have been busy. I love the way the tray turned out, it is beautiful. I could see it in the kitchen or bath as well.
    I have a piece of furniture to redo and I think that I need to try some of that wax. It really looks go on your tray.
    Missy

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  42. Yeppers now that tray does work perfectly with your decor! And the lantern looks great too! Great job! Vanna

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  43. Your tray is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us and for telling us how you did it. I need to get busy with some projects and you always inspire me.
    ~Adrienne~

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