Upcycled Rustic Teal Pumpkin Tray

I was cleaning out and throwing away when I ran across a footed tray I found at the thrift store a while back.

Round wine barrel tray

The tray wore out it's welcome at my house, things come and go very often. 

Often my things are shared with my daughters that have houses end up back here again. 

I decided before I sent it back to the thrift store I'd try to up-cycle it for the fall. 

I began by painting the tray Raw Silk by Fusion Mineral Paint. You can find a Fusion Mineral Paint dealer near you by visiting this bold link. 

I gave it only one coat because I was going for a very rusty look in the end. 

As you're reading through this post please pay attention to the bold blue links that will take you to more information and the products I used for this project. Also the READ MORE sections will take you to related Homeroad projects. 

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Wooden tray painted white


Using a pumpkin stencil from a Holiday Stencil pack, I cut the cardboard into a circle so it would fit on the tray and be easier to use. 

I stenciled the pumpkin with Robin's Egg Blue chalk paint. 

Stenciling a pumpkin on a round tray

I put the handles back on the tray and put it in front of a fan to dry. 

DIY Rustic Stenciled Teal Pumpkin Tray

I antiqued the tray with a gel stain then sealed it with Fusion Mineral Paint Tough Coat Poly. 

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Stenciled Teal Pumpkin Tray

I'm glad I gave this little tray a second look before I sent it back to the thrift store. I love the way it came out! 

Round stenciled pumpkin tray with 2 white pumpkins on it

This is the perfect little tray to use for entertaining or just sitting out on the coffee table. 

Tiered tray with fall decor and round white stenciled teal pumpkin tray

Love the pumpkin vintage flash card? 

You can find the free printable at Knick of Time. 

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pumpkin tray, tiered tray and overlay


Teal pumpkin stenciled on a round tray


Fall tiered tray and round white stenciled teal pumpkin

Stop by and visit a few more tray tutorials: 
Rustic Christmas Tray.

Christmas tree stenciled tray

Rose Gold Holiday Tray.

Modern Rose Gold Stenciled Tray with Christmas Trees

Industrial Metal Serving Tray.

Outdoor table with Metal Tray and Iced tea pitcher and glass.

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Disclosure: I received paint and stencils for doing this post with product.  However, all the opinions stated here are my own. I only use products I love and would recommend to my viewers.

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .