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We don’t have a true “mud room” area where we can dump all our shoes, coats, sunglasses, keys and all those miscellaneous objects you can to drop off when you enter the door. Now that we have a fun new entry way space with my bright colorful mirror I wanted to try and create a little space for some of those little dodads we always have in our hands that we need to drop upon entry.
I decided to craft up a little tray that would match my new frame and broke out my Deco Art Americana Home Décor Chalky Finish Paint.
I picked up this plain wood tray at Michaels and applied a quick white base coat. As you can see, I did miss a few spots but I didn’t care since this would be covered and part of a distressed look later. I LOVE how well the Americana Acrylic paint covers wood surfaces! It’s the same paint we used for Allie’s DIY Alphabet Blocks we made at her baby shower!
Next I applied one coat of the Chalky Finish paint named Treasure, the same one I used on my mirror. Love this color!
After allowing it to dry, I scratched it all up with a nice distressed look using a bit of sand paper. TIP: Lay an old rag or towel underneath as you do this step as it will get messy!
The final step (which I forgot to photograph) was to apply the clear wax on top and buffer it to a light glossy finish. You can see my little assistant checking out my handiwork, or more likely starting into the eyes of my fun wood crate snowman that is now part of my holiday entry way décor!
I love how it goes with my new blue themed décor and is the perfect size for a few pairs of sunglasses, keys or whatever else we have to drop off from our hands.
Oh and here’s a sneak peek to my holiday décor hanging up at the house! You can even see my felt stocking advent calendar hung along the railing in the living room. :)
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