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Hey guys!! Long time, no see! How has it been going? It’s been Ca-RA-Zyyyyy around these parts. We have had so much going on! If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw the pictures of one of the things going on around here! If not, feast your eyes on my gorgeous bathroom…
It’s okay to be jealous. Not everybody is lucky enough to have a pass through from their shower into their bedroom! This beautiful mess is brought to you by the letter W. As in, water. Water that has been leaking through the grout in the shower on the floor causing a fun thing called mold! Not fun, guys. Not fun. But it’s okay! It’s getting taken care of and I’ve been able to take my mind off of it by doing some other fun projects! So, let’s move on to those instead of thinking about this disaster, shall we?
So, if you follow home décor blogs or IG feeds you may have come across people lately with their gorgeous farmhouse tiles. You know the ones. Beautiful patterns in neutral tones. Well, I’m quite obsessed. Unfortunately, the mister isn’t a huge fan of things like that. I really wanted it though so I decided it would be fun to does something with those babies as my inspiration. Enter my nasty ottoman tray. It hasn’t always been nasty but 3 kids coloring and eating on a white tray for the past three years doesn’t really work well.
This project was a great way to relax while the kiddos were at school one day. So, to start I painted the inside of the tray with Amy Howard One Step Paint in Linen. It’s the perfect creamy color. Not to white, not to beige. Juuuust right!
While that was drying, I cut a stencil out on my Silhouette. I started with a design I bought in the Design store and cropped, removed some details, and added a few until I had the perfect pattern. I had to use a few different sheets so I lined them up and put painters tape anywhere that needed it.
Once it was on I mixed some Amy Howard “Lady Singing The Blues” with some black chalk paint to make it a nice dark navy. I put on two coats using a cheap foam brush. Once you’re done go ahead and remove the stencil. Once it’s dry use some painters tape the protect the inside of the tray while you paint the outside. I used my Ryobi drill to remove my cup handles.
Give the whole frame two coats of the same paint you mixed for the “tile design”
Once you’re done, remove the tape and add your handles back on. Now fill that pretty ottoman tray up and admire your handy work!
I obviously love pops of blue and green mixed in my décor so this is just perfect! A little bit of neutral fun! So, what do you guys think? Do you love ottoman trays or are you like my husband and not understand why we “need” one? Also, have you tried Amy Howard One Step Paint? I’m obsessed, yall! I am just finishing my newest project using the One Step Paint and I can’t wait to show it! It’s beautiful!! Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by! See ya soon!