White...no orange...no Turquiose!

Here's a wooden tray that I found at the thrift store and picked up for a delightful price!  Excuse the awful picture :)

I knew I wanted to paint it and try glazing for the first time (it has such fabulous nooks and crannies).  I start with white and a grey glaze.  I wasn't in love.  Then, I tried an orange (which was horribly bright!) and used a stain to glaze.  I didn't like it.  I had picked up a turquoise/aqua acrylic paint and just decided to slather it on top of the orange.  I realized that I loved how the orange popped out under the turquoise and brought out the details!  Finally, I was actually happy with it!  I used stain to lightly glaze and help it tone down a bit.  Of course, I gave it some final protection with some wipe-on Poly:  Here's the final outcome:

I love how it turned out!

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  1. Nicole: It is beautiful! Looks like something you'd pay a lot for in a store! Hope you're enjoying Texas these days--I miss it (living in Portugal)!

  2. great blog. new follower. www.lilyslaundryboutique.blogspot.com

  3. Oooh, good choice letting the orange show thru the blue, it looks awesome! Love how it makes the details pop, so pretty. Cleverly done!

  4. what a cute little tray! it looks perfect in its new color!


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