Last week was all about that beautiful bone inlay – today is still along the lines of serving trays but the technique I’m using is much, much easier! This wallpaper tray is super easy to make (I used the same technique on a whole desk which I will show you another day) and considering how little effort goes into it it’s pretty effective and revives any old grubby tray you have lying around!
▪️ an old wooden serving tray (mine is this one from Asda but you can get a cheaper one from IKEA)
▪️ black furniture paint (mine is Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint Carbon 750ml)
▪️ Polyurethane top coat (I love this 400ml Polyurethane Clear Gloss by Rust-Oleum– I use it on all my DIYs that need water-proofing!)
▪️ large painting brush
▪️ PVA glue (this one from Hobbycraft is just £1)
▪️ wallpaper of choice (mine is this gorgeous flamingo one from eBay)
? First of all you need to paint your tray. I used THIS matte black paint by Rust-Oleum, the same I used for the bone inlay tray.
? Measure your flamingo wallpaper and cut out the outline of the bottom of your tray. Make sure you cut out a slightly smaller sheet than what the actual bottom of your tray is as the PVA glue will stretch it slightly.
? Apply glue on the bottom of the tray – try to do this as evenly as possible.
? Place the wallpaper.
? Take either a piece of cloth, dry sponge or just your hand and push out all bubbles that are under the wallpaper. It doesn’t matter if a little bit of glue comes out, it dries clear anyways.
? Wait until completely dry.
? Brush on a coat of the PVA glue on the top of the wallpaper.
? Once completely dry give your tray a coat of Polyurethane finish spray!