The weather's no longer scorching hot here (90's to low 100's most of the summer) so I've been able to get back out in my workshop. I purchased this sad (in my opinion) serving tray at the Salvation Army with the idea that it would never ever look like it's original form once I was finished with it. Aside from the aesthetics, it was in very good condition with no chipping, cracks, etc. Here's what I did to transform it:
- Wiped it down with a damp cloth and let it air dry.
- Gave it two coats of Rost-oleum Wet or Dry Sandable Primer in #1980 Gray Primer, drying between coats.
- Sprayed two coats of Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover in Satin Heirloom White, drying between coats.
- Using 200 grit sandpaper, I roughed up the edges here and there to give it an aged feel.
- Then with a damp rag, I applied (especially in the nooks and crannies) Minwax Water-Based Wood Stain in Colonial Pine.
- I let it sit overnight to dry completely and then I put it on our family room table to display some of my favorite things. The whole project took just a couple of hours and most of that was drying time.
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