Tuesday, May 29, 2018

How to Paint and Stencil a Silver Tray

Once in a while I come across a YARD SALE that has a box marked FREE.
 
Please tell me I am not the only one that just CAN NOT resist
 
looking in the box with hopes of finding some amazing treasure inside.....but
 
no it's the usual suspects. Missing pieces of this and that. I get the strange look from
 
my dear Husband who tries to talk me out of bringing home my find.
 

This heavy Stainless Steel Tray or Charger was in the box and it came home with me.
 
I wanted to see if I could bring it back to life with some chalk paint
 
and a stenciled design.
 
I wiped it down with a clean cloth and got out the paint and the wax.
 

 
I only needed 1 coat on the top and bottom.
 
I used a damp clean lint-free cloth to wipe over the high
 
spots to remove some paint for an aged look. If you take off too much you can
 
go back and paint again. It is impossible to make a mistake.
 
 
After my plate dried I decided I wanted to stencil the center of the
 
plate, using just a small portion of one of my stencils.
 
 
 
I used BLACK Acrylic paint with a dry stencil brush.
 
Use only an UP and DOWN motion when stenciling.
 

 After the stenciling dried I lightly sanded over the lettering.
 
 
After you have stenciled your design let it dry thoroughly
 
now you can add your wax finish with a soft cloth or wax
 
 
 Clean your stencil and brushes with soap and warm water.
 
 
Note: This plate will not be in contact with food. For decorative purposes only.
 
 
 
 This was a very quick and easy project.

 
I hope you enjoyed your visit! I loved having you stop by!
 
xo Lisa S

23 comments:

  1. Lisa, I really love the ornate detail of the silver painted white and another great stencil, too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you,it looked too shiny it just had to be painted! Thank you for hosting a great party.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Really so much better with paint! I've just done a couple of trays with chalk paint, but never thought of stenciling something on them. Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I'm so glad I inspired you. That is a great compliment. Thank you for visiting, come back soon.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. I love the look of this. Chalk paint is the greatest for bringing new life to things.

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    1. Debra, Thank you so much. I love chalk paint too.
      Glad you stopped by to say hello. xo Lisa S

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  4. For a quick and easy project, it turned out beautifully Lisa. Isn't it amazing how a little bit of paint in the right hands can transform anything into something special

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    1. Michelle- You are too kind ! Thank you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Hi Lisa! Love your craft idea for repurposing old serving trays into cute sign!!! I painted a bunch of trays last fall and now use them as chargers ~ another way to use and update something old and make it current. :) Pinned and added hashtags to a couple of your photos to my Crafts and Sewing and DIY boards for you.

    Have a great day,
    Barb :)

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    1. p.s. Stopping by from the Beautifully Made link party at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies. :)

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    2. Barbara, It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by to say hello. I loved your comments !!
      Come back soon. I hope you are having a wonderful week! xo Lisa S

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  6. Great reuse of silver tray, great inspiration also to dig out some of my silver trays, see which would be best candidate to reuse in same way. Love how this looks with paint on it and stenciled, makes wonderful decoration. Thanks for wonderful inspiration for using something stored away.
    Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad I inspired you.
      It's nice to meet you- xo Lisa S

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  7. Lisa, Thanks so much for sharing this with your readers. I have a couple of silver trays and have been wondering what to do with them. This is a great idea and a beautiful way to repurpose something old. Love it!

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    1. Barb,
      Thank you for the nice comment. I'm glad I inspired you to try this technique. Come back and visit again.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Este tipo de trabajo rápido y sencillo queden ideales.
    Saludos

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    1. Lirtea,
      Thank you so much ! xo Lisa S

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  9. Sorry Lisa.... it should read 'Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your painted tray at tomorrow's party and pinning too'.

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  10. Kerryanne,
    I am so excited! Thank you so for hosting and for the feature and for the pin! xo Lisa S

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  11. Gorgeous. hubz and I drive around after garage sales looking for curbside freebies. Dont ever see em at the sale.
    Nothing like a freebie to upcycle.

    I need to use chalk paint on something other then wood lol...that tray looks upscale now

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    1. Well maybe this is just something I see in my neighborhood. People don't want to be bothered by taking there stuff to the thrift store so they leave it out for free. Yes it looks trashy and most of the time its a sofa or fridge! Look for a box marked free and dig through the Tupperware lids for something good. xo Lisa S

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  12. The painted tray is gorgeous. Where did you get the stencil? thanks.

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    1. Debra. Thank you so much for the nice comment.
      I bought the stencil from- istencils.com
      Cathe Holden Collection

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