Annie Sloan Stencils!
Posted: May 25 2015
Tray makeover using Old Violet on top of Old Ochre and then we used Clear Wax and the new stencil Annie Sloan 'Circles' by the lovely Silvia!. The tray was a lil worse for wear and very shiny but that's no problem for Chalk Paint with zero sanding we applied the first coat of original paint, let that dry then applied a second coat of Old Violet. We only did one coat of each but if I was doing a larger piece I would make sure to do x2 coats of your final colour to make sure it will be 100% even when you wax it.
After the second coat of paint which was Old Violet we gave it a quick wax using the Clear wax then we started giving it a light sand especially on the handles. When you sand a piece to give it a distressed look to need to keep in mind where would have gotten the most amount of use to justify the worn effect. Otherwise it just looks weird. So corners, edges, handles etc. Then after we dusted it off we gave it another quick wax and got started with the stencil.
Then we used the Martha Stewart small foam roller to apply the paint over the Annie Sloan Stencils. We used the Old Ochre colour again here so it would stand out.
And ta da! Popped some clear wax over the stencil area and a little buff. We're done! Super quick & easy makeover re-using a not so nice tray! Any questions give me a shout in the cottage.