DIY Home Decor Idea: Paint a tray with a grey wash finish for a weathered, beach inspired look! Trays are fabulous for storing, organizing and styling rooms, update one in this distressed gray color.
Paint a Tray with Grey Wash Finish
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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I hope you liked my Paint a Tray with Grey Wash Finish tutorial!
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Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Oh yes!!! I have quite a few baskets that need this treatment! Thanks for the easy diy!!! LOVE your transformed basket!
Thanks Yvonne – have fun grey washing your baskets – I think you’ll love the look!
great idea Heather, I’ve got a lot of old wicker stuff I don’t like anymore! Christine from Little Brags
I’m glad you like this tip Christine!
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.
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
So Pretty! I love it and especially how very simple is was to make! (ps- I’m featuring it today!)
Thanks Kim for the feature!
So pretty! Always amazed at what a little paint can do!
Beautiful upgrade Heather!
Tara Boettger says
This is an “of course!” moment for me. I paint everything. Why haven’t I painted my baskets?
LOL – that’s funny Tara!! Paint away!! 🙂