Easy serving tray make-over

Thrifty Thursday:

Hello Zesters!! I hit up the goodwill outlet not too long ago and found this great bamboo serving tray. The tray had a few chew marks from some crazy puppy I assume, but overall I really like that it was a square and big enough to hold some trinkets as well as be purposeful for hosting. Overall it was a great study piece that just needed some zesty love, I was up for the challenge….

Supplies:

  • Serving tray
  • Contact paper, wall paper or wrapping paper
  • Brown acrylic paint, water, brush
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Polyurethane, paint brush

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Don’t you just LOVE that texture?

diy_embossed_wallpaper_decoupage_tray_0004Trace your tray on the paper….

diy_embossed_wallpaper_decoupage_tray_0003Time to trim…

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diy_embossed_wallpaper_decoupage_tray_0006Then do a little more trimming to have the paper fit inside the tray perfectly….

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Maya was awfully curious:)

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The perfect fit- yay!!

Now time to zest up that bamboo, as nice as it is I am going to go for a darker contrast since my house has a lot of darker furniture and the ottoman has yellow hues, plus I can cover up those puppy chew marks on the corner…

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Next I grabbed some dark brown acrylic paint, watered it down and then did a quick brush stroke on the tray…let that dry and do a few more coats.

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Once the paint is dry go ahead and hot glue the paper in and press down firmly…

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Last step- add a coat of polyurethane for protection….

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Are you ready for the transformation…drummmmmm rollllll……

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LOVING IT!

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So lush in color and texture, score!!

Plus look how the coat of poly changed the coloring of the wall paper to an aged patina, yep didn’t mean to do that but love it even more now!

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xo

Sam

Photos Credit to: Jessica Helton

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