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Textured, Metallic Tray

Americana Decor® Texture™

Textured, Metallic Tray
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Textured, Metallic Tray

designed by Crimson Duvall

Dress up a wooden tray into a show-stopping accent with Americana Decor®Texture™ and Matte Metallics™.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Texture™.


Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Aged Bronze (ADMMT09)
  • Pewter (ADMMT05)

Americana Decor® Texture™

  • Deep Bronze (Metallic) (ADTX107)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • paintbrush
  • wooden tray
  • palette knife
  • texture tool (notched)


  1. For a smooth surface, basecoat the wooden tray with Aged Bronze.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the tray edges with Pewter.
    Step 1 Example
  3. While the paint is still wet, load a palette knife with Deep Bronze (Metallic) and scrape it across the wet Pewter paint.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Allow to dry before continuing to paint the other sides with the same method.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the top edge with Pewter. Allow to dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the inside of the tray with Deep Bronze (Metallic) on a palette knife.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Cover the inside, but leave the inner sides smooth. (See photo.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. While the paint is still wet, use a notched texture tool to scrape semi-circles on the inside of tray. (See photo.)
    Step 7 Example
  9. Clean off the tool with each swipe.
    Step 8 Example
  10. The multiple textures achieved give much visual interest to the tray.
    Step 9 Example