Making your own DIY Stenciled Wooden Tray is easy with this tutorial! Make one for your coffee bar, kitchen island or give it as a gift.
A simple wooden tray with stenciled accents can be a show stopper in any home. Today, I’m going to show you how I made my own stenciled wooden tray using Chalk Couture and a found tray I already owned. Let’s get started!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own stenciled wooden tray:
This project started with a found tray that I already had at home. This is a rough piece with lots of crooks and crevices. Going into this project I knew that it was more than likely I wouldn’t get a clean crisp design and I’m totally okay with that. I want a more rustic, worn, aged look anyway for this piece.
To dress up the tray a bit, I decided to add a design using the Love & Coffee Transfer from Chalk Couture. If you look closely, you can see how I applied the transfer to accommodate the unevenness of the wood.
Once I lined up my transfer and applied it to the tray, I used Bright White Chalkology Paste and a small squeegee to add the coffee-themed design. Also note that I omitted the top portion of the transfer, using everything from the word coffee down.
Take your time applying the chalk paste and peel it back as you go. I did each plank one at a time, taking a moment to peel back the finished portions as I went.
Here’s what the tray looked like right after the transfer had been applied.
You could leave it just like this, but remember I am looking for an aged look. So, I let it dry overnight and then sanded it back some. Just be sure to sand a little at a time. You can always sand more if you’d like, but once the paint is gone – you can’t go back!
Here’s the finished look!
This is such a cute way to add some interest to your kitchen or dining room.
You could also give this as a beautiful handmade housewarming gift!
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