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TV Tray Makeover

Today’s blog post is all about making old things look new again.

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This TV tray has been in my home for several years. It mostly sits in a corner collecting dust. I couldn’t wait to use my chalk paints to give it a makeover.

First, I had to clean the tray because it had a lot of dirt and dust on it.

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Next, I painted the entire tray with one coat of the FolkArt ® Home Decor™ – Maui Sand Chalk Paint. I let it dry for about 1-2 hours.

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Then, I painted the tray with a coat of Waverly® Inspirations Chalk Paint – Plaster.

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After the last coat of paint dried, I used a stencil to draw designs on top of the tray.

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Finally, I distressed the tray with sandpaper and sealed it with Clear Wax.

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I enjoy using chalk paint because I don’t need to prime or prep surfaces. I can apply one or two coats of paint and be finished with my project in a couple of hours.

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Where We Met Shadow Box

I enjoy finding ways to celebrate love. I also enjoy hearing about how couples met and eventually got married. I made this project as a way to have a cute reminder of where I met my husband.

Supplies I used:

  • 10 in. x 10 in. Shadow Box
  • Road Map
  • Mod Podge
  • Red Card Stock
  • Chalk Paint (Colors: Plaster and Maui Sand)
  • Sandpaper
  • Foam Brush

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1. I began by removing the glass and backing from the shadow box.

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2. Next, I painted the frame with 2 different colors of chalk paint. I let the paint dry 1 hour between each coat. Then, I lightly distressed the frame with 150 grit sandpaper.

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3. I cut a piece of a state road map and adhered it to the frame backing with Mod Podge.

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4. Finally, I cut a heart shape out of the card stock and glued it on the map to show where I met my husband.

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I put the shadow box back together, and displayed it on my mantel.

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Simple and pretty!

This shadow box would make a lovely gift for a bridal shower, engagement party, wedding, or anniversary.