Buffalo Plaid Rustic Tray

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Buffalo Check is very popular and I just love it!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Tray

These trays are my very favorite project.

Rustic trays are easy to build and can be adorned with may different designs.

Today I'm trying out my new stencil from Old Sign Stencils.

I'm adding Amazon affiliate links to my post so you can try the products I love. 

Old Sign Stencils

I stenciled the buffalo plaid stencil onto my tray with a stencil brush

You have to be very careful to off-load your brush and not use too much paint or you will end up with the paint bleeding under the stencil. 

Buffalo Plaid fail This is definitely not the look you are going for. 

To get a crisp stencil I sprayed the back of my stencil with spray adhesive first. 

I used a stencil brush with a little bit of paint then off-loaded the paint 
so I only had a tiny bit of paint on my brush.

Buffalo Plaid stencil on a rustic tray

When the paint dried I sanded the edges of my tray then lightly sanded over the stencil to distress the buffalo plaid. 

Buffalo Plaid stencil on a DIY rustic tray

I sprayed the tray with a matte sealer when I was finished to protect the finish. 

Buffalo Plaid stencil on a DIY rustic tray with buffalo check pillows

I'm loving this stencil and all the other gorgeous stencils at Old Sign Stencils and I think you will too! 

Buffalo Plaid stencil on a DIY rustic tray with matching pillows

As you can see the tray is the perfect addition to my living room. Love the pillows too? Check out my Amazon online shop! 

Buffalo Plaid stencil on a DIY rustic tray with flowers

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Thank you Funky Junk Interiors for giving me the stencil to try! 
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  1. LOVE it. I love the colors (black is my go to for everything)...and I just love the look in general. Great job.

    1. I agree Pam! Black and white is my favorite... it is so graphic and clean looking :) Thanks for visiting!

  2. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to look for a stencil that replicates buffalo plaid, but I certainly am glad that I stumbled upon this blog post, because now I’m heading over to buy one. I am a big fan of buffalo plaid, love rustic trays (in fact trays of all sorts), and can’t wait to embark upon this project! Wonderful post, thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Patti these are great stencils! I love this one, they are heavy duty stencils and will last for many, many projects! Go for it! You won't be sorry :)

  3. LOVE your tray design, Susan! The black and white is just so striking! Glad you're enjoying the stencil!

    1. Thank you Donna! The tray is borrowed from you my friend and now the stencil design is perfect for the black and white lovers like me :) Thanks for making such great stencils!

  4. Well, I am back and am featuring this beauty in my next DIY Salvaged Junk Projects party. It's such a beautiful inspiring tour of your living room.

    Thanks for linking up! :)

  5. Thanks so much Donna! I love the stencil and look forward to seeing it on your Salvaged Junk Party


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