The Pin Junkie: Paint A Stenciled Cocktail Tray

Paint A Stenciled Cocktail Tray

Paint A Stenciled Cocktail Tray
Paint A Stenciled Cocktail Tray

This is a sponsored post from FolkArt, Plaid, and Blueprint Social.  I received materials and compensation to create a project.  Finished project, text, and opinions are my own.

I found this tray at a yard sale.  I really had no idea what I was going to do with it, but knew I had to have it because of its pretty shape.  I decided to paint it using FolkArt Stencils & Paints and I love how it turned out!

Wood Cocktail Tray

Here are the materials I used:

 FolkArt Stencil1 in Mum design
FolkArt multi-surface paint in Titanium White and Steel Gray
 FolkArt stencil adhesive
primer
a paint brush

Stencils

First, I gave the tray a coat of primer and let it dry.  Then I painted the tray with one coat of FolkArt Titanium White paint and let it dry.  I love using FolkArt multi-surface paints because they work on many surfaces and the non-toxic formula is water based for easy clean up.

Plaid FolkArt Paint

Next, I applied the stencil adhesive to the back of the stencil.  This is a really important step because the adhesive keeps the stencil from moving while you're painting and ensures that you get nice clean lines on your stenciled design.  I was glad the adhesive was repositionable since I needed to move it a few times to make sure I placed it right in the center of the tray. 

Stencil Adhesive

After I placed the stencil on the tray, I used two coats of FolkArt Steel Gray for the stencil pattern.  After painting, I carefully removed the stencil and allowed the paint to dry.

Plaid FolkArt Paint

That's all there is to it!  FolkArt stencils and paints really make painting projects easy!  Here's the before and after.  I love the shape of the tray and now I love it even more with a new coat of paint and a pretty design.  There's just something really satisfying about updating something that's old and shabby and making it pretty again.

Wood Tray

If you'd like to try the new FolkArt paints and stencils they're available at Michaels.

Paint A Stenciled Cocktail Tray
 

Check out more great ways to use FolkArt stencils.



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60 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea...and totally looks so expensive! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  2. So Cute do share it on Link It or Lump It Party which is currently live http://www.deliciousanddiy.com/2014/09/14/guest-host-link-it-or-lump-it-party/

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  3. Pretty and something I could have the kids help with too!

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  4. so many good uses! love it I'd love for you to come share it at Outside {the Box} http://www.carissamiss.com/2014/09/outside-box-link-party-no-2.html

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  5. LOVE it! Beautiful work :D I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there :) http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow - this looks great! The next time I see something like this at the thrift store, I'm grabbing it!

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  7. This is such a great project! Thank you so much for sharing it at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party. I'm pinning to our party board!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  8. I love how it turned out! So pretty! Great job!:-)

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  9. This tray turned about beautifully! great gift idea, too

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  10. What a great transformation-I love that pattern!

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  11. How pretty!! What a great idea. Stopping by from the link up:)

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  12. This turned out beautiful! It looks like something I might even be able to do. Stencils always make the prettiest things! Found you on Hump Day Happenings, (again lol) Pinned

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  13. This is SO cute! What a clever idea, thank you!

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  14. Really turned out cute Bonnie! I love stenciling and that is a beauty. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Oh Bonnie I think this is gorgeous, I'm loving it. I've been wanting to get a stencil "zebra" and stencil table top, I think I will jump on it. Thanks for sharing, saw at Thursday Favorite Things, I'm new g+ following....hugs and happy blogger.

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  16. So pretty! Love the stencil you choose - it's one of my favorites! What a great way to repurpose and old tray :)

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  17. This is really pretty! I love the white and gray combo, and the stencil design you used!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I loved your project and featured you today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

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  19. Super cute tray and I love the stencil - thanks for linking up with Link It or Lump It - I'm featuring your tray this week. You can stop by anytime after tomorrow morning and see your feature and grab a button :) http://www.lovelywren.com/link-it-or-lump-it-56/

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    1. Thanks for the feature Laura! I added your button to my features page.

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  20. Beautiful job! Now, I want to paint something :)
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday
    XO

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  21. Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.
    –Katie, TheCraftyBlogStalker.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Katie! I appreciate it!

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  22. How do you protect the paint from scratching off or getting wet? Is it non toxic paint and can you use it for food?
    Very pretty stencil.

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    1. I thought about using a clear coat varnish to protect the paint, but I really like the matte finish of the paint and wasn't sure I wanted a glossy finish from a varnish. The paint is non-toxic and probably would be ok with food.

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  23. Great find, such a nice shape. Love what you did with it.

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  24. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post has been pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board :)

    Very Pretty!

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  25. This is adorable! Love the pattern! Great idea! We would love for you to come and link up with us at Your Designs This Time.
    Thanks,
    Emily & Erin
    elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  26. What a cool idea! I love how it turned out.

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  27. I love this tray--and it doesn't hurt that I have the same stencil. :) I'm featuring you today at Mabey She Made It. Thanks for linking up!

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  28. I totally love this! So simple and so elegant! Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup and I hope you are doing well :)

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  29. It turned out so beautifully! What a pretty transformation; I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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  30. Can see why you wanted that tray, love the shape and scalloped edge. you did great job painting it, the mum is perfect for that shape. I'd love to do something like that, now if Michaels has the paint and stencil. Grand Junction is slow to get new products I read about on blog land. I get a bit frustrated when I see a great project like your tray and can't find the products to make it. The tray you got is a good subject to work on .Great post and project. Happy days

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  31. This is super cute and I love the stencil you chose. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Designs This Time!

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  32. This looks so pretty! I would have never guessed it was made of wood before! Visiting from A Simple Pantry linky ;)
    come visit me at http://kraftmint.com

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  33. Simple, yet so beautiful ! Love it!

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  34. Great transformation!! I love thrifting for trays, too. :)

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  35. So pretty! And it would make a great gift idea for a wedding or housewarming!

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  36. I love how you transformed the thrifted tray! It looks so modern now. It's beautiful!

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  37. I LOVE your tray....what a gorgeous transformation! I just wanted to let you know you've been featured at The Project Stash! Stop by tonight at 8:00 pm to pick up your featured button & link up your latest creations!

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  38. Bonnie, This turned out amazing. I thought it was ceramic from your link. Love the colors and pattern you picked. Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives
    PS 3> Loved & Pinned

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  39. Just gorgeous! Featuring you tonight when my link party opens.

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  40. Really pretty! You rocked your Folkart project! Pinned

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  41. Thanks for sharing at the party! Your project is getting a shout out and pinned. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  42. love how it turned out!! It is amazing how paint can change the entire look of an object!! Thanks for sharing this over at Bewitchin Projects Block Party, hope you will join us again this Sunday!
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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  43. So inspiring! I would have snagged that tray for the pretty shape too, but maybe not known what to do with it. Your project turned out beautifully, and your tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

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  44. This is beautiful, it turned out great! x

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  45. I love this idea - super easy and cute! Thanks for linking up!

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  46. Love this project Bonnie! You've been featured at Gingerly Made today! Thanks for linking up and I hope you'll join us again this week.

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    1. Thanks for the feature Ginger! I appreciate it!

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