I know a lot of you guys are metallic paint lovers. Well, there’s a new metallic paint in town and it’s a doozy. It sure prettied up my thrift store tray.
Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful
I bought this tray for 99 cents at the local thrift store. I don’t even know what to say about it. Anyone?
I cleaned the tray and applied a coat of FolkArt Coastal Texture Paint in Ocean. Looks better already.
Once the paint was dry I distressed the tray all over using 100 grit flexible sandpaper.
I went through my stencil stash and found a pretty stencil from FolkArt. Perfect for the granddaughter’s bedroom.
In order to lay the stencil flat I had to cut it up. Not the first stencil I cut up and won’t be the last.
FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paints
The new FolkArt Brushed Metal™ Acrylic Paint comes in 10 gorgeous colors. I wasn’t sure what colors would look prettiest with the Ocean blue so I just took a photo of them all.
Okay, I’m going with Brushed Gold, Brushed Copper, and Brushed Pearl Gold. The cool thing about the brushed metal is the soft matte finish.
I grabbed a small stencil brush, dipped it in the copper color, dabbed most of the paint off on a paper towel, then started pouncing and dabbing.
My original plan was to add the flower and dot details below the stenciled phrase only. Once I got started stenciling I couldn’t stop. Now there are Brushed Pearl Gold flowers all over the tray…and the sides.
Still not enough. I dabbed the Brushed Pearl Gold along the top edges of the tray. Then I forced myself to put the brush down.
A saw tooth hanger and wall protectors were the finishing touch.
The tray is hanging in the granddaughters bedroom. The stenciled phrase is perfect.
You guys know I usually use two or three colors on a stencil to give it depth. The copper color I used on the phrase was so pretty I hesitated about adding another color to the mix and I’m glad I did.
I love the soft matte finish of the brushed metals. The paint can be used indoors and outdoors. For bigger projects there is a 4 oz. size. I’m thinking of painting our mail box brushed copper. You guys know I’ve been talking about painting the mail box for a year now. That’s it for me, thanks for being here, Kathy
Disclosure: I partnered with Plaid Crafts to bring you this project. All words, project ideas and photographs are 100% my own.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com