DIY Home Décor – Ivory Tray

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Ready for another DIY home décor idea? A rustic tray has an upscale update with paint and marbleizing spray.

In preparation for the photography and video of our home before it goes on the market soon, I am rushing to finalize some home accessory projects. Here is a quick, easy update of a rustic wooden tray.

This Sierra Pacific Crafts Wood Tray with 2 Handles is 18 in. x 10 in. x 1.75 in. It has cut-out handles on the short ends and is stained dark brown. The tray has a county look by itself and can be painted, distressed, stenciled, stamped, and embellished in a variety of ways.

I chose to paint the tray with DecoArt Americana Décor Satin Enamels Linen and embellish it with Krylon Marbelizing Spray Gold Chiffon to match other projects in the living room – such as the ones shown below. Links to the blogs are shown under each image.

DIY Home Décor – Monogrammed Box

DIY Home Décor – Moss Balls

DIY Home Décor – Marbleized Coasters

When the tray was painted and marbleized, I wanted to add some type of protection on the bottom so the painted tray would be lifted slightly off the coffee table. I have used sticky-back felt dots and small rubber bumpers options for this purpose. Recently, I took a wool appliqué class at the Quilt Market in Portland and discovered another option – Needle-Grip-It by Colonial Needle. These little transparent dots adhere to your finger and thumb pads to help pull a needle and thread through fabric – but they also make great clear dots for protecting furniture!

After spraying the tray with acrylic sealer and applying some Grip-It dots on the back, I added other accessories, including the marbleized coaster set, to the tray for the coffee table in the living room. Now it is ready for its close-up!

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About Ann

Ann works in Customer Service here at CreateForLess, and has a passion for quilting. Ann has been an avid quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. Ann's crafting interests include quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing. Basically if it involves quilting...she loves it! Ann is blessed with a supportive husband and two great children (a college-age son and grown daughter) who tolerate appearing in public with her despite the inevitable thread on her clothes.

One thought on “DIY Home Décor – Ivory Tray

  1. Melanie Johnson

    This is such a cool tutorial, thank you for sharing. Ivory pattern is very popular in interior design, and elements with this particular pattern are widely looked for, so it’s good to know that there is a bugdet way to achieve that look without having to spend a lot of money.

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