I found this lonely tray at Goodwill and knew it was meant to be special.
It was scratched up but it had dove tailed corners and was really solid. Then on a trip to Micheal’s I was looking at all the amazing Martha Stewart Craft Paint, additives and stencils.
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Well a nice stencil caught my eye and they used a stucco additive to the stencil paint to make it appear bumpy like stucco.
I decided to use Tartan Red in the Martha Stewart Craft Paint and Stucco additive for the stenciled part. First I applied 2 coats of ASCP Old Ochre with a sponge brush.
No sanding before painting and after 2 coats I had great coverage. I sanded down edges to distress it a little, applied the stencil and stucco paint with a Martha Stewart Sponge Dobber (love them!) Lastly applied a coat of clear wax and a few streaks of dark wax for the aged look. I LOVE the way it turned out!!!! What do you think?
I love the bumpy stucco look of the stencil.
So see how fun it can be to combine your two Crafting loves Annie and Martha!