Serving Tray Summer MakeoverJune 05, 2012 | FILED UNDER: Storage Solutions, Accents, Paint
My idea was to spray paint the dark wood white and to Mod Podge on a bright paper to the tray. Here’s the transformed tray – perfect for taking drinks up to the roof!
To make the tray, I started with a Snow and Graham floral printed paper perfect for summer and cut it to size to fit just inside the tray:
I then took the tray outside and gave the wood a good sanding to help the spray paint adhere. You could also use a primer before painting it, but I skipped right to the paint and it seems to be just fine. I used a can of Rustoleum high-gloss white that I had sitting around:
… well let’s just say that Mod Podge is very forgiving! Somehow after spreading 3 more coats of Mod Podge on top of the paper (letting them dry in between coats), the bubbles and creases practically disappeared like magic. It even tolerated the heavy handed Mod Podge application of a 2 year old and still turned out looking great!
Moral of the story: anyone can Mod Podge! So pick up a $5 jar of the stuff, and find something in your house that could use a little summer makeover.