Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dress Up A Tray Using A Stencil

I really love painting trays and I have a growing collection to prove it! The newest tray I'll be working on is being inspired by a striking trellis print stencil, great colors in an image shot for a Schumacher ad, paint colors from Sherwin Williams and an oversized tray.

Trellis Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils

Schumacher Color Inspiration via the blog Maddie G Designs

Paints from Sherwin Williams

Bradford Tray from Pottery Barn

Look for the start of this project tomorrow. This is the next to last project I'll be writing a tutorial on for HGTV.com and I have to tell you, I am tired! I would most certainly rather be in bed. But I've almost made it to the end of the list of projects, so here is the final push. After that, don't be surprised if I post a photo of my bedroom door with a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on it...while I take a really long nap.

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  1. The yellow and gray make a nice combination. This and the pattern you have selected should make for a sharp look!

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  2. I'm patiently waiting to see the tray. I have a growing collection of vintage one, that I've been looking to do something with.

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  3. I love that you share the process with us, I'm looking forward to seeing the result - you have great eye for detail.

    Oh, and great idea; one that is easily transferable.

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  4. I can't wait to see the finished product, it's going to look great! That's definitely one I will have to attempt myself.

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  5. I agree that you might deserve a nap :) Love the color combo; look forward to seeing the tray. (I still think you should make and sell them--after your nap, of course.)

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  6. Beautiful color combination! I can't wait to see it when it's finished, your projects always turn out amazing! I love how stencils are back in, in a big way, in fact I just made a stencil for my daughter's dresser! http://housetoyourhome.com/2010/09/01/stencil-reveal/

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  7. I can already tell you that I love the tray. And yes, we promise not to disturb you if you decide to rest a while. You really have been knocking out the long list and it has been my pleasure watching.

    -Rene

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  8. I can't wait to see it - the color palette is perfect for fall!

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  9. I can't wait to see how you stencil the tray. Just the top?
    Bottom, top & sides?
    You deserve a long nap. And a weekend away with your husband laying on a beach, drinking margaritas.
    And if he can't go, I'll go with you. Just to make sure you don't get disturbed.

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  10. I cannot wait to see the finished product!
    Honestly, just reading some of your posts leaves me tired and wondering how you do it all, so I'd say you deserve a nap! :)

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  11. Looking forward to seeing the end results!

    And you most definitely should take some well deserved time away!

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  12. I saw a tray at Goodwill the other day that I know I should have picked up. It was only $2, but I wasn't in the right shopping mood. Looks like I'll be going back today. Hope it's still there!

    www.imperfectnest.com

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  13. The tray is going to beautiful! I'm in love with yellow right now. Just painted my bathroom a similar shade.

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  14. Janell, now you *know* that would look BANANAS in my great room! I hope you're shipping it to Tennessee when you're finished!

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  15. I love the colors you picked. I can't wait to see it finished!!

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  16. Oh, I am going to love this one for sure. Thanks for the mention!

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  17. Love the color inspiration. I was actually considering painting my front door a similar color, perhaps the color darker than Antiquity. I can't wait to see the final product.

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  18. Love the stencil and your color choices.
    I think you deserve a whole day of sleep!

    XO
    Kristin

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  19. Love the stencil you chose! This is going to beautiful and thank you again for all the tutorials you provide!! Seriously. I hope to try this one soon - it'll be a nice 'thank you' gift for one of my dearest friends!

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  20. I hit a glitch in this project...mostly to do with color, wouldn't you know it! (See what I get for attempting to expand my color palette!!) Fixing it now...check back tomorrow to see what I'm talking about. Janell

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  21. I love the colours you've chosen - have you had to change them? :)

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  22. I love what you do with these trays! I saw your update on FB. I can't wait until tomorrow!

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  23. We must be thinking alike lately, because im doing a tray too with a fun gray pattern, not exactly like the trellis but just as fab!

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  24. You've been so busy! Cannot wait to see the tray--I have a boring wood one just like that that I need to do something with!

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  25. I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I've been wanting to do a trellis stencil wall behind my bed but am too scared I'll make a mess of it. This would be a good way to start small- and I have that same tray but think mine was from Crate & Barrel.

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  26. Janell,

    I seem to remember telling you to start selling those trays! (Loved the last one you did).

    I can't wait to see how this one turns out. U have a feeling it will be my favorite.

    ox, Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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