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Friday, November 14, 2014

Stencil Designed Serving Tray: One Stencil 4 Ways Series



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As guest designer for The Crafter's Workshop, I've been assigned stencil number 425 designed by Jaime Echt, the founder and Creative Director. The purpose of the One Stencil Four Ways series is to demonstrate the endless possibilities of one stencil used, based on numerous creators.  




My project objective was to turn this old calendar frame into a serving tray utilizing the stencil as a design. 




First, I measured to cut luan for the back of the frame and attached it with plenty of small nails. Then stained it to match up to the frame.  




Then I measured to find the center of the frame to start my design layout. Using the stencil twice, fitting it on the base of the tray. 




I painted one side, then reversed the stencil to catch the design in the center making it adjoined, while creating yet another design. 



Then painted the reverse side.





For a worn wood look, I lightly sanded down the entire tray; frame and stenciled base. 



Then applied a black stain rubbing in lightly and wiping off to age the wood frame. 



Then sanded again. 



I have a bunch drawer pulls, and chose to use this pair as handles for the tray. 




Painting them in semi gloss black enamel made them more rustic to go with the wood. 




I measured the hardware for screw placement and drilled the holes to attach them.



Then applied one coat of polyurethane to the entire tray. 





When dried, I attached the handles






 And then it was ready to use. 












How's that for a beat up old wood frame turned into a rustic and functional household item? I'm pleased with it...  I'm smiling as I drink this hot chocolate loaded with chocolate whipped cream. Good thing I have plenty of nails to keep this tray together...this treat was a bit heavy. 






This was fun and easy.  What would you do with this stencil? See what the three other designers did at The Crafter's Workshop










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35 comments:

  1. Marie@The Interior FrugalistaNovember 14, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Love it Robin!

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  2. Thanks, Marie! I knew when I got this old calendar frame it would be a tray, but wasn't sure until the stencil came into play :)

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  3. I love it! The black hardware was the perfect finishing touch.
    Brenda

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  4. Thank you! :)
    The hammered look went perfectly with the black paint stencil design. I stumbled for color on this project but passed, due to my need for rustic.

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  5. Now I need to find an old frame to make a tray out of it, great stencil inspiration idea. Looked at the others too.

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  6. Oh, Sue, wouldn't a small window frame tray look amazing with your transom window entry way?
    Thank you for visiting the Stencil Series :)

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  7. I'm in love with those handles! I don't know how you find the time to do it all!

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  8. Isn't cool how they complement the frame style... I have more of them if you want some :) I got them at Habitat for Humanity Restore.


    By the way I can't do it all... the dusting and cleaning only gets done once a week LOL!

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  9. Once a week for cleaning is pretty awesome if you ask me. Thanks for the offer of your fancy handles but I'm decluttering. Lots of decluttering before I buy another thing. I've got handles I bought years ago and they are still in the pack (rolls eyes)

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  10. Your tray turned out great. Love the handles.
    Bev

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  11. You had me drooling at the end :) awesome redo there and great use of those stencils! Love the design on those stencils and love the tray - with or without the snack!

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  12. Well, I confess, the eclairs were for me, not a photo shoot. The hot chocolate was an after thought. It worked for me! :D
    Thank you sweetie!

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  13. You can't find decent eclairs here. sigh so sad.

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  14. I love Habitat for Humanity! Awesome finds and amazing work! I linked over via Prodigal Pieces...pinning this fab project now!

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  15. A great cause, Habitat for Humanity and we get some amazing deals, don't we? I am so glad you visited from Larissa's page! I'll return the visit :)
    Thank you, and for the pin too!

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  16. Wow, it looks amazing and so incredibly creative!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  17. Robin I always love your make-overs and this is great - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  18. This Stencil Designed Serving Tray project turned out great! I love stencils and things that can be used differently to create multiple designs. I love the handles you chose for the tray. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMatters Linky Party. Pinned and shared. :)

    ~Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
    #ibabloggers

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  19. Thanks, Catherine! :) Thank you for being a great hostess too!

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  20. You are such a sweet hostess, Amber. Thank you so much for pinning :)

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  21. Thank you for hosting and stopping by, Lorelai! :)

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  22. What a great way to make a tray using things you already had! I love the way it turned out! Thank you so much for sharing you creative post at Together on Tuesdays :) I'm sure you'll inspire others as much as you have me :)

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing at The Found & Foraged Linky party. I hope you will come by to see us again! The party starts tonight at 8 PM CST!

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  24. Love how the tray turned out ! Thank you for linking at Bloggers Brags . I have pinned to Bloggers Brags Pinterest board. We would love to see you today at the party.

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  25. I have been thinking that I need a serving tray. It would be a lot of fun to make one like this using a thrift store find. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for one. Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.

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  26. You are so kind, Lisa. Thank you so much and for the lovely party too. :)

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  27. Thank you so much for the pin, invite and for being a wonderful hostess, Sahana :)

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  28. It would be fun, maybe even with a mirror frame, picture frame or a cabinet door, old barn boards, etc. So many options. I hope you share yours with us :) Thank you, Jenna!

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  29. Sydney @ Tastefully FrugalDecember 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    This is gorgeous!! I love all the detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays. I hope you join us again this week!

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  30. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!

    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. I will, Sydney! Thank you so much for the visit and invite!

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  32. I'll be right there :)
    Thank you, as always for your awesomeness as a hostess, Kim! I really appreciate the pin too!

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  33. You shared this amazing serving tray at my last party! If you have a few stop by Fabulous Friday and share another amazing project..Happy New Year http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/painted-white-branch-holiday-centerpiece/

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