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!
Here are the materials I used:
FolkArt Stencil1 in Mum design
FolkArt multi-surface paint in Titanium White and Steel Gray
FolkArt stencil adhesive
a paint brush
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.
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.
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.
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.
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