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.
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.
Using the One Step Paint, in the color linen, I applied the first coat and allowed it dry for about 30 minutes.
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.
Once the French Blue stripe was dry, I continued by taping off another area for the final stripe color, Massy Hill.
I’m very pleased with the smart look of the color combination and the soft finish.
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.
Check back to see the next fabulous project I have lined up, using another Amy Howard At Home product.
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Where did you purchase the tray? Love this idea!
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.