Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

Painted Metal Tray

When I attended the Haven blogging conference in Atlanta last weekend, I was fortunate to  attend a session with Amy Howard At Home. She is a beautiful, talented woman and it was such a pleasure to meet her.

In our session we used Better With Age stain, plaster and wax on some sample wood pieces. The results were amazing. In fact it was such a blast, I decided to try the Amy Howard One Step Paints as well.

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Wasting no time, I bought the paint in three colors and went to work on a large galvanized steel tray. The inside of the tray was in good shape, so I decided to leave the current finish intact. The outside edge of the tray however, needed attention to cover some discolored areas.

First, I taped off the handles for a clean paint line.

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Using the One Step Paint, in the color linen, I applied the first coat and allowed it dry for about 30 minutes.

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Once the base coat (linen) was dry, it was time to create the first stripe. I taped around the tray and applied the next color, French Blue.

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Once the French Blue stripe was dry, I continued by taping off another area for the final stripe color, Massy Hill.

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

I’m very pleased with the smart look of the color combination and the soft finish.

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

For now, the tray is being used in the guest bath to display crystal perfume bottles. Not for long though, I have big plans for this cute tray. I’m thinking of a fall display that will compliment these gorgeous colors. More on that to come.

 

Painted Striped Tray | Thistle Key Lane

 

Check back to see the next fabulous project I have lined up, using another Amy Howard At Home product.

Cheers!

 

Linking up with Feathered Nest Friday and  Wow Us Wednesdays

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2 thoughts on “Painted Metal Tray

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      It was just a found item at an antique mall. Although it is obviously not an antique. You could use the same technique on a bucket for serving chips, crackers, drinks etc. if you can’t find a metal tray.

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