A while back I bought an unfinished tray and used chalk paint and decoupage to turn it into something a bit more special. Lately I have found myself being drawn to objects made of brass and gold. For a while I wouldn't even look at something with a gold tone. What's old is new again.
I was debating between gold leafing the tray and painting it. I opted to paint it mainly because I already had the paint in the house and to gold leaf it would have required a trip to the store. I mixed two different tones of gold to get the effect I was looking for.
It painted out easily with two light coats. The old scrapbook paper worked fine, but if I was going gold, I really wanted to go gold.
So I added this gold and white geometric print scrapbook paper instead.
Here's what it looked like before...
Here it is after. It looks way more fancy now.
I love how a little paint and paper completely transformed my little tray to give it a much more sophisticated look.
Can't wait to hear what you think.
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