This tutorial is sponsored by Thompson’s Waterseal, whose exterior stain and water seal spray inspired me to create something outside the box – or the outside the house, anyway!
This project would make a wonderful housewarming gift for anybody who loves coffee, tea, and/or pretty mornings on the front porch. You’ll have to pardon my trend-on-trend explosion here, but I just love the natural ombre paired with the bright, unexpected pop of neon yellow!
This project is especially unique in that it’s all sealed up with a water sealant so that you can leave it outside on the porch. You can leave spoons, packets of sugar, and even tea bags in the canister. The tray is so pretty that it can serve as decor while it’s not being used. Just add steaming hot coffee or tea!
- Wooden tray and canister (I got a couple cheapies from Hobby Lobby for $8 total.)
- Thompson’s Easy Stain (I used chestnut.)
- Thompson’s Waterseal Spray
- White acrylic paint
- Colored acrylic paint
- Foam bBrushes
- Masking tape
- Clean rag
* Disclosure – this post is sponsored by Thompson’s Water Seal. All content was produced and photographed by Shrimp Salad Circus. See my disclosure statement for more information.