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