Sunday, April 8, 2018

Nautical Serving Tray #Upcycle

When we first arrived at our completely  furnished, new to us , condo, we had a lot of things to change and discard. I couldn't part with this ugly black serving tray with a chef and several bottles of wine printed on the face. (Sorry,  I can't find my before pics.)To me , it was ugly but I knew I could use the tray around the condo, so I did a quick upcycle.
First a quick coat of Crisp Collar by Chalked Country Paint 
A little sanding to distress and a coat of clear wax help bring the tray to a much softer place.
Next, I decoupaged using beautiful nautical napkins. When you do this be sure and pull away the second layer of the napkin, the backing. 

 I needed more than one napkin to take up the square footage of the inside of the tray . I cut a piece to fill in the gap but once I added the second napkin piece I could see a line distinctly bewteen the two napkins.  You can tear or cut a few images from another napkin and randomly decoupage these to the tray to help create a more cohesive look.

If you get a little tear while adding your Mod Podge you can cover it right up with a patch of napkin . 

 I used a final coat of Gloss Mod Podge all over the face of the tray.

Very simple and a perfect fit .
If you see an old serving tray don't throw it away. There are many ways to upcycle a serving tray. 

With love and gratitude,
Coastal Bohemian

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