Shabby Chic Fleur De Lis Repurposed Tray

Take an ordinary tray bought at a thrift store and make it extraordinary. I needed a backdrop for one of my many iron fleur de lis home decor pieces. They are very heavy so I needed something substantial to put them on. This tray was perfect and the perfect size.

I spray painted it with Rustoleum 2x Paint and Primer in Heirloom White. Then I antiqued it using Valspar dark wax. I then sanded some of the paint off the edges and also added Antique Gold Rub n Buff to the edge of the tray and also to the fleur.

The piece de resistance was the little crown I added to fleur. I will try to sell this at our craft booth along with the easel. The easel matches so perfectly, that I didn’t want to separate the set.

It needed something special added so I added a CROWN.

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Berry Wreath Repurposed Into Valentine’s Decor

My husband and I received this wooden serving tray as a free gift for buying some furniture. But it was way too TEAL to match my home decor. I thought if I white washed it that it might bring down the teal to a good distressed aqua color.

IT WORKED! I LOVE IT!

Here is a time lapsed video showing how I white washed it.

I thought it would look perfect as the backdrop to my Christmas Berry Wreath that I wanted to REPURPOSE and use for Valentine’s Day. (I have a post of how I made this wreath from an embroidery hoop and dollar tree berry picks.)

Keep reading for more pictures and details.

As you can see it is very, very teal compared to my dusty aqua blue.
I used this chalky finish in Vanilla to “white wash” over the entire tray.

Below is the tray after I finished white washing the top and the sides. It is exactly how I imagined it would be. Not too white or too cream and no longer too teal. I would brush on some of the Vanilla and then use a paper towel to wipe some off. I worked it in similar to stain.

I knew it needed a HEART to make the wreath look like Valentine’s Decor. So I had one in my stash and I painted it a dark red to match the berries.

I like the elongated shape of this heart.

Below I was trying to figure out how to attach the heart to the wreath and the wreath to the tray. I decided to use twine and Valentine ribbon. I just hot glued the ribbon to the back of the tray and can easily remove it after Valentine’s Day.

Here I was trying to get the heart to hang in the middle of the wreath.
I bought this ribbon at Hobby Lobby. Buffalo Check plus glitter hearts! Love it!
I love how it turned out. I needed something bold for the top of my antique fireplace Mantel.

I love repurposing, refurbishing, rehabbing, refreshing decorative items into something more useful and beautiful.

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