Charleston Room Makeover on a Budget Series
We are happy to be a part of the June Centsational Salvage Challenge, 2015 brought to us by Erica from On Bliss Street, Jason from East Coast Upcyclers, and Timisha from Toolbox Divas. This is such a great challenge. DIYers are challenged to spend no more than $15.00 and to shop at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore. This month’s challenge item was “anything goes.”
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to complete for this month’s challenge and as the month began to slip away and I did not have a chance to go back to the Habitat Restore, I decided to use this picture that I purchased for $2.00 there at the same time I purchased last month’s challenge item.
I liked that it is a heavy wooden frame and it has some depth to it. Priced at just $2.00, it was just right for what I had in mind.
I cleaned the frame using TSP and followed that up with some rubbing alcohol on the glass. Once it was ready for painting, I chose to use an inexpensive brand of chalk paint. It’s Waverly Inspirations. My color choice was celery. I was pleasantly surprised when I first used this brand of paint. I’m in the middle of giving a new look to several small pieces of furniture and I used this and it works well. Since I already had it on hand, the cost for paint wouldn’t be pushing the $15.00 limit. I would not recommend using this paint on a large piece of furniture because it does take more paint to get full coverage.
As seen here after one coat, the frame needs a second coat. The good news is that the paint dries quickly and after 15 minutes, it was ready for the second coat.
The second coat adhered well, but still had a few streaky areas. After a third coat, it was looking good.
I love this stencil pattern and used it on a small side table a few months ago. It’s just the right size for this tray. Using painter’s tape, I secured it to the glass and painted it with more Waverly Inspirations.
I let this dry for another 15 minutes, then pulled off the tape to reveal the pretty stenciled pattern in the center of the tray. This color is called Cashew.
I sanded the rim and the corners of the frame to give it a distressed look. Once I was happy with how it looked, I wiped it down and then sprayed the tray with Minwax Polycrylic Spray Finish.
I’ve had two glass knobs stored away since I removed them from a bed headboard several years ago. I used Loctite Stik ‘n Seal Adhesive to secure them to the glass.
The total cost for this tray was $2.00 since I already had the paint, the stencil, the spray finish and the knobs on hand. I’m happy with the finished piece and it looks great along with the other painted pieces I’ve done for my room makeover. It’s sitting on a coffee table that is waiting to be my next paint project.
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Charleston Room Makeover On A Budget Series~
Introducing the Series
DIY Extra Long Curtain Rods
Single Letter Monogram With Lace
Thrift Store Wall Curio
Coffee Table Tray
Chalk Painted Side Tables in Green
Annie Sloan Old White Coffee Table
DIY Open Frames
Rocking Chair Makeover
China Hutch Makeover
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