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DIY: Gold Leafed Edged Tray

June 6, 2012

After a bit of a DIY hiatus, I have finally whipped out some spray paint and made over a tray I had laying around. 

It came with my pleather ottoman {yes, I own pleather, don't judge me! Hoping to make that over on another rainy day}.


The good folks at Kilz gave me a gallon of their Clean Start No-Voc Primer, Low Odor Primer to try out. 
This tray was a perfect project to do just that.




 After a light sanding, I applied the primer. It has fabulous coverage and very little smell. That is great in my books. And the clean up was a snap, just water needed, no stinky paint thinner. Loved this!

I am very fond of eco-friendly alternatives. This one seems to be a keeper!



After a few light coats of red spray paint.

And  quick wipe of rub'n'buff along the edge.





A fabulous new tray.











 Love what a bit of spray paint and rub'n'buff can do!

Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday. 
We are experiencing rain and chilly temps, my husband calls it "Junuary" 

Later.

XO Barbara


*Sharing this at The Shabby Nest

27 comments:

  1. This looks great! I'm on the hunt for a tray for my coffee maker & supplies, I'll keep this makeover in mind!

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  2. Barbara! This is one project that I am for sure copying.. like asap! So simple and smart! You are good! Love love love it! But where do I get the rub and buff?

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  3. The gold edge makes it look so much more expensive. Nice touch.

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  4. Love how attention to detail brings this project to the next level. So pretty! Enjoy you 'Junuary'...we're already sweating buckets in Texas. Yuck!

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  5. That is fantastic Barbara! I am always pleased to find a good low-odor product, especially one that comes well-recommended!

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  6. Great little makeover! It sure perked up my morning. :)

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  7. Looks great and I just may copy it too!

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  8. Lovely!! Absolutely lovely!

    Michelle from www.the236.net

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  9. Simple clean lines highlighted with the flashy gold along with delicious red... what's not to love?!
    Victoria

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  10. Looks great, and what I love is the simplicity. It makes a statement without a lot of fuss!

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  11. Looks great, and what I love is the simplicity. It makes a statement without a lot of fuss!

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  12. Great tray! I'll have to find some of that primer! and "Junuary" is hilarious and true!

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  13. Love the tray and the way you have it (staged?) in the pretty photos. Great job! I tend to go bananas with the rub and buff, just can't get enough, it's just so fun to use. :)

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  14. looks gorgeous Barbara. It is very cold and rainy here too. You are making me appreciate red more and more.
    Dana

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  15. Love the red and the gold gives it a real custom look...nice job!

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  16. You go girl, it looks great. No judgement on the pleather life is a process of before DIY and after DIY.

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  17. Seriously ....... this Junuary or whatever you want to call it, sucks!!! But your tray looks wonderful. I have been wanting to try out gold leafing on some ikea frames to emulate the ones at Chapters. Ya know the ones? They have a linen matting with silver leafing on the edges. BEAUTIFUL.

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  18. What a fantastic project! Just a touch of gold like that really amps up the whole look. Great job!

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  19. Love it! Especially that gold detail. Good to know that kill has a non- stinky version. I'll send you some 42c heat from here!

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  20. OH my goodness ....having tray envy over here!...Looks so awesome & now I will feel confident buying that kilzzzzzs!
    I have some project that will need that & I am so glad it is as it says!
    see you tomorrow looking forward to it!

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  21. Love the way this turned out Barb!
    Meagan

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  22. bahahaha Junuary made me laugh! That's exactly what it feels like. haha. Ok... moving on.
    This turned out fabulous Barbara! Love the colour choice and so smart to use the rub n' buff along the edge!
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! :)

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  23. OMG Barb!! I love it! and you make it looks so simple. .... I have been looking for a tray for a project. I think I will have to just pick up one and attempt this DIY myself! Love the gold edge detail.

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  24. ooooooooh love it just on the edge!! gorgeous

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  25. That is one GOOD lookin' tray! I had no idea that Kilz made no VOC primer. That is awesome! I'm always looking for eco-friendly products that actually work. Love little projects like this Barbara! So satisfying. And great looking photography/styling, BTW!
    Camille

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  26. The tray looks beautiful, I love what you did! Love the little bird sitting inside the tray, too!

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