Are you looking for a quick upcycling project? Serving trays are perfect for breakfast in bed, or drinks in the garden. update an old serving tray with this DIY project. I picked up this rather unpromising second-hand serving tray, perfect for an upcycling project with chalk paint and wallpaper sample.
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DIY Serving Tray
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Find a full video tutorial here.
Take apart the tray.
Thoroughly clean it, I used sugar soap. Any grease or dirt will show through the chalk paint.
Paint the wood sides with chalk paint, it is best to do two thin layers rather than one thick one.
For the base of the tray mix a little water with PVA.
Roll out the glue across the base being careful to have an even coverage across the base, especially the edges. Carefully place the wallpaper sample over and smooth out to ensure there are no air bubbles.
Paint a layer of the glue/water mixture over the wallpaper, set aside to fully dry.
Once dry turn over, running a craft knife around the edge to trim the wallpaper to the exact size of the base.
Reassemble your tray.
Apply a thin coat of wax to your chalk paint. this adds a layer of protection.