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Dollar Tree Farmhouse DIY Faux Galvanized Tiered Tray | Look for Less Challenge

Dollar Tree Farmhouse DIY Faux Galvanized Tiered Tray | Look for Less Challenge
my friends welcome to love and life's journey I'm Chantal thank you so much for tuning in today's video is part of the March

look

for

less

challenge

this is a

challenge

that is put on by yummy at the Latina next door and her co-host this month is Nicole from the week's nest and I will put links to both of their channels in the description box below so you can check them out they both have incredible DIYs and decorating videos and all kinds of things that I love so I hope you'll love them too so be sure to check those out and I will also put a link to the

look

for Less challenge playlist for March in the description box so that you can check out all of the other videos that all of the other creators who have participated have put into that playlist if you have not subscribed to my channel yet or you're coming over from one of the other channels then be sure to hit that subscribe button and stick around I do a lot of DIYs DIYs on a budget Dollar Tree DIYs that type of thing so I'd love to have you stick around and don't forget to hit that Bell and set your notifications so that YouTube will notify you when I upload new videos so let's not wait any longer let's jump right into this look for Less project I have been watching a

galvanized

tiered

tray

and I found this one online for $50 and I knew I could totally make this for a lot

less

I will be using one of these planter trolleys from Dollar Tree and this has some little wheels on the bottom of it so that it rolls around and for the top

tray

I am going to be using this pie pan from Dollar Tree I will also be using a 12 inch long piece of wooden dowel this is a 7/8 inch dowel and I got it at Walmart it was longer this is just a piece I had left over but you could also use even the handle of one of the plungers from Dollar Tree and then I'm going to be using one of these chopping mats out of this 2-pack from Dollar Tree I'm going to be using just one of these shower rings out of this pack from Dollar Tree and I will be using one wooden bead and this is just something I had in my stash and I'd say it's about an inch in diameter to paint my trays I'm going to be using some of this aluminum metallic spray paint that I picked up at Walmart and I'll be using some elephant colored chalk paint by Waverly and just some lighter gray craft paint and it's not shown here but I'm also going to be using some black craft paint and for glue I'll be using e6000 as well as my hot glue gun I'm going to cut a circle out of one of the chopping mats to fit in the bottom of this planter trolley and it just so happens that that pie pan is the exact size of the inside of that planter trolley so I'm using that as a template I'm just going to trace around it with a sharpie marker and cut that out with scissors and the reason I'm doing this is because that planter trolley has those indented places in it and things won't sit level in that tray if I don't put something over the top of those next I'm going to take my dowel and I'm going to measure up eight inches and make a mark because I want to cut an eight inch piece and have a four inch piece left then using my miter box and my saw I'm going to cut that dowel at the place where I marked it and I will put a link in the description box to this miter box set it is so handy for doing small crafts like this and I I use it a lot then I'm going to take some sandpaper and just smooth out any rough edges and make sure there's no little splinters now I'm going to assemble what will be the top of my post for this or my handle so to speak and this shower curtain ring fits right into the holes in this wooden bead except the one end sticks out at an angle a little bit so I'm just taking a drill and drill bit and just very carefully making the hole a little bit bigger just so the end of that shower curtain ring will lay a little flatter up against the bead and and it's not perfect but it it works a little bit better this way then I'm going to take that and put a little bit of hot glue inside the hole on that bead and insert my ring and you want to work a little bit quickly here so that you get the bead positioned correctly with how the ring sits inside that hole then I'm going to take a little bit of e6000 and put on top of the four inch dowel and set the bead on top of that and then I will take my hot glue gun and run some hot glue really carefully and neatly all the way around the base of that bead to help it stay in place while that East 6000 is drying next I'm going to take that planter trolley and I'm covering up those wheels with some painters tape just so that when I spray paint it the paint doesn't cause the wheels to get stuck then I'm going to take my metallic aluminum spray paint and I'm going to spray the entire bottom and all this around the sides of that planter trolley next I'm going to insert that piece that I cut out from the chopping mat and I'm marking right where the center is because I want to know where that center post is going to be so that I can cut that out and actually I'll be gluing my post to the tray it's sulfur to the center of the trolley but I'm using some e6000 and some hot glue to glue in that bottom insert and then I will spray paint the entire inside and you can see here that I'm holding that post in the center because I want to be still be able to see where I marked when I go to cut it out and then I just make sure it has a good coat of spray paint once my spray paint has dried I am going to use the elephant chalk paint and also the lighter colored grey craft paint and I'm going to use kind of a fluffy old paintbrush that I have and I'm going to just pounce these colors all over the two trays and I'm going to start with the darker color then I'll go over the top with some of the lighter color and then back and forth a couple of times alternating just kind of filling in and giving it really kind of a mottled look kind of like

galvanized

metal is if you saw my trash to treasure video that I did a little while back where I transform those wall pockets from kind of a green painted metal to the galvanized metal this is the same technique that I used on those and I will put the link to that video in the description box as well if you want to check that out so you can see here that I'm getting a little bit of the paint off of the brush before I actually put it on to the trays I want it to be kind of a really random pattern so I am twisting and turning my brush as I pounce it on there and just giving it a really random look and don't worry because at first it doesn't look like it's going to look like galvanized metal at all it just looks really kind of messy but once you start layering the different colors then it really starts building up that that galvanized metal look and gives it some more dimension so after I put on the layer of dark then I'm going to take the light color paint and do the exact same thing over the whole project a couple of things to note here I didn't worry about doing the very bottom of that bottom tray and also on that Center place in the middle of the inside of the tray where we marked where the post is going to go I didn't paint over that because I still needed to see that mark where I need to cut out that hole on the pie pan I am measuring to find the center of the inside of the pan I'm going to mark that because I don't want to paint right in the center so that my post will adhere better when I glue it to the center of this pie pan then I'm going to use the same painting technique that I used on the planter trolley that will be the bottom tray and I'm going to paint both the inside and the outside of this pie pan next I'm going to use some waverly chalk paint in the color ink you can use any black craft paint for this and I'm going to paint my dowels and the little ring on the top of the other dowel and I didn't get it all in the video but I'm just painting all of it black except for the ends where I'm going to be gluing it now I'm going to take an exacto knife and very carefully cut out that circle where I traced around the dowel on that plastic cutting mat now remember this is a chopping mat and so it is a little bit hard to cut through which is a good thing if you're using it for a chopping mat but I had to go around this probably five or six times push pushing quite a bit with a lot of pressure to cut out this circle but just want to do this slowly and carefully so you don't cut yourself I did also spray my pieces with this clear matte sealer and when I sprayed the dowels I did not spray the ends so that they were free of that when I glued them to the trays which is the next and final step so I'm going to put a little bit of e6000 in the center and then I'm adding some hot glue so that that will cause the dowel to stand up and it hold it while the e6000 dries for a stronger bond and you do have to hold these for a little bit and then I'll also be doing the same thing on the top tray I will put that shorter dowel with the little ring on that in the center of that pie pan and also with a six thousand and a little bit of hot glue and then I'm going to place some e6000 and again some more hot glue on the top of the dowel that is in the planter trolley and place my pie pan on this and when you do this you want to make sure it's centered and kind of look at it from the side to make sure those dowels are lined up so that it looks like it's going all the way through so here's the finished tray I love how it looks it is not as sturdy as probably the $50 one would be and if you put something heavy in the top it does wobble a little bit if you try to move it around but if it's just sitting on a table it looks great and it saved me so much money to do it myself the original one I saw online was $50 this one cost me six

dollar

s plus my paint and I love how it looks with the spring decor in it but I can use this for any season so I'm really excited about that I hope you enjoyed this video if you did please give it a thumbs up if you haven't subscribed yet be sure to hit that subscribe button and don't forget to check out the playlist to the look for last challenge that's in the description box as well as yah me and Nicole's channels also so thank you again so much for watching I hope you all have a blessed day you
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