Color-Block Tray DIY

Here is another tray DIY for you!

I love the look of unfinished wood with some bright colors. For this tray, I used a mint, black, and light yellow for a fun geometric effect! Here are the supplies you’ll need:

-Three acrylic paint colors of your choice

-Painters tape to separate sections of the tray

-A paintbrush or two

-Polyurethane or another sealant to protect your tray from spills and damage

This DIY is very easy and very fast! All you need to do is tape off the geometric pattern you would like to use, add a few coats of your favorite paint colors, remove the tape, then add a sealant once the paint is dry.

If you want a cleaner edge, you can try a different brand of painters tape. Since this was going to be a tray I would keep, I was not too concerned about the paint bleeding through a little bit.


Watercolor on Antique Paper

One of my favorite purchases is a 105 year old music book I bought from a thrift store for 50 cents! What a treasure! I had more Pinterest inspiration when I saw people were doing watercolors on old book pages, usually a collage. I thought I would try my hand at it. It’s easy to mix up colors and draw a simple design. After that, just spray the piece with some sort of finishing spray. You now have a piece of art in your hands!



The lines of her gown are a little wavy due to the fact that my hands were¬†shaking slightly…not sure why! But I like the effect.