Goodwill Faux Printer Tray to Stenciled Christmas Farmhouse Decor

I don't get to the Twin Cities very often, but I was able to visit a Goodwill in St. Louis Park.  

I found this divided wood tray (among other things). 

I wasn't sure exactly what my purchase was originally.
 *One of my readers identified this item as a Mancala board.


Since I have had some problems with white chalk paint and stain bleed through lately, I added an extra step and brushed on two coats of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 White Water-Based Interior/Exterior Primer Sealer.

I pulled out this adhesive stencil with Happy Words from FolkArt.
 
I laid out my stencils like so, and pounced on my Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Black.

I added a National Hardware 4" Sash Lift in Satin Nickel to the top.  After all, it's a faux printer's tray drawer now.

I sealed my project with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax in Natural.  I applied the wax with a paper towel.

Goodwill Faux Printer Tray/Drawer to Farmhouse Christmas Decor www.organizedclutter.net
Here is my stenciled tray with a pine tree wood cutout nailed on.  The cutout is a Holiday Time Mini Ornament I purchased at Walmart.

Goodwill Faux Printer Tray/Drawer to Farmhouse Christmas Decor www.organizedclutter.net
The wreath is from CWI Gifts.  I purchased it at a local drug store for $4.95.  The wreath is hanging from a small nail on the tray.

Drill the hole with a fine bit before adding the nail.

Goodwill Faux Printer Tray/Drawer to Farmhouse Christmas Decor www.organizedclutter.net
Here is the bottom part of my wood tray.

Goodwill Faux Printer Tray/Drawer to Farmhouse Christmas Decor www.organizedclutter.net
 And HERE is my finished FAUX printer's tray drawer Christmas decor sign!


Goodwill Faux Printer Tray/Drawer to Farmhouse Christmas Decor www.organizedclutter.net
I think this project turned out better than I imagined it in my head!

Goodwill Faux Printer Tray/Drawer to Farmhouse Christmas Decor www.organizedclutter.net





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10 comments:

  1. Nice job! I really like that. It's happy and fresh. Exactly right! Good eye and super creativity. 😊🐝

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  2. Nicely done Carlene. Love the wreath with it.
    Audrey Z.

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  3. This is really cute. I think it was originally a Mancala board. It is a game played with stones or beans or marbles.

    Leslie in MN

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    1. Thanks. I'm sure you are right. It's a mancala board.

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  4. What a clever project.....it turned out so nice! The wreath at the top adds just the right touch.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Tammy

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  5. This is such a fabulous idea!! Love how you stenciled all the words into the little sections!! So beautiful!!

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