Paint a Tray with Grey Wash Finish

Get on trend and paint a tray with a grey wash finish for a weathered, beach inspired look!

Get on trend and paint a tray with a grey wash finish for a weathered, beach inspired look! It's so easy and quick!

Hello everyone! I love makeovers do you? Today I’m sharing a quick and easy tray makeover with a trendy grey wash finish using paint!

I’ve had this tray forever… Seriously, I can’t even remember how long ago I bought it,  but it’s served a lot of drinks and survived a lot of military moves!

Needless to say it’s looking a little worse for wear – the wicker was getting a bit chipped and scuffed so I decided one afternoon to give it a makeover. 

wicker-tray

 

Supplies

DIY Grey Painted Tray

Tray

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint,  Neutral Grey

Chip Brush

 This paint finish is super quick and easy! All I did was put some paint on an aluminum foil pie plate and dry-brushed on two coats of grey paint. Make sure you use very little paint on your brush so that the dark brown wicker underneath peeks through!

grey-painted-tray-diy

With a very dry brush dab the paint in random spots then rub it in with your brush so that the entire surface is covered.  I love the results: a beautiful driftwood grey distressed finish. 

wicker-tray-makeover

I can picture this tray loaded up with drinks on a beach blanket by the beach! Oh I love summer and beach time!

 

It’s not quite beach weather here so I’ve placed it on our living room end table to hold magazines and a silver lantern that I recently bought!

grey-wash-paint-tray

It looks so much better ‘after’ than ‘before’! And it cost me Zero dollars!!!! (I had the paint and brush on hand.)

I’m so glad that I hung onto this tray all these years, it really fits in with the grey paint colors I’m using in our home right now.

refinish-tray-diy

Have you tried this grey wash finish yet in your home? 

 

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Comments

  1. Botanic Bleu says

    I painted a wicker hanging basket gray and lavender looks great in it. The gray complements the purple perfectly. I used some grey spray paint because I wanted the entire basket to be gray without the original color showing through. I love spray paint…so easy.

    Judith

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