Hello lovelies!! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend!
I’m back today with a quick and easy makeover on this tray I picked up for $3.25 at the thrift store:
There are so many possibilities with a simple tray like this!
I thought it was the perfect candidate for another decoupage paper makeover and I knew just the one I wanted to use!
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I love Fluff because it gives full coverage in just two coats.
I use a lot of white, not only because I love it, and ya’ll know I love it, but also because it is a great base for so many other add-ons. However, if you prefer more color, then go for it!
Next, I sanded lightly all over using 220 grit sandpaper. I buy it in sheets that I cut into four, and it wraps around an old foam sanding sponge perfectly. I think it’s much easier to handle sandpaper this way:
For this tray, I knew I wanted to use one of Dixie Belle’s new decoupage papers…this fun shabby chic looking one called Pallet Wood Pattern:
The finished size of the pattern on this one is 11.75″ x 16.5″, and each package comes with three sheets.
Before applying the paper to my tray, I cut off the white border using my rotary cutting set:
Then I applied Satin Clear Coat with a brush to use like an adhesive for the decoupage paper:
Using a brush rather than the sponge I usually use to apply sealers, allowed me to apply it a bit more liberally and to get into those inside corners more easily.
Then I lined up the paper and used my hand to smooth it onto the surface:
I didn’t precut the paper to fit, but instead chose to adhere the paper first and trim the excess.
Once I had it smoothed out, I cut the excess with my utility knife:
I used about one and a half sheets for this tray. Once I had the bottom of the inside covered, I sealed over the paper and the rest of the tray with another coat of the Satin Clear Coat:
When it was completely dry, I added a second coat over the paper on the bottom.
I painted the handles in the Fluff also, lightly distressed them, and then sealed them also and this tray was complete!
Here is how this tray turned out…simple from the front looking on:
And a bit closer…
And now let’s see all the pretty inside!
Ooh la la…
How sweet is that? Instant personality, and it was so easy to do!
Oh hello, Miss Lyla…
Of course I must have put that basket there just for her…always so curious!
This simple tray is a long way from where it started!
If you want even more tray makeover inspiration, you can check out 10 more oldies here:
Only three pieces left now, ya’ll!!
I’ll be back with this fancy gold plastic mirror on Thursday:
See ya’ll then!
UPDATE: See the simple update this plastic mirror needed HERE now!
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