November 4, 2011
Turquoise Serving Tray
One of my favorite places to find decorating treasures is the Dollar Tree. I love it because you never know what you will find there, and whatever you do find is only $1. So whenever I'm pondering new decorative accents, the Dollar Tree is one of the first places I go hunting.
Most recently, I wanted some type of board to pin up notes and recipes in my kitchen. So I decided it was time to make a Dollar Tree trip. This metal tray was the solution, I could customize it to match my kitchen colors and it fit into the space under my cabinets.
First, I primed the tray. Next, I painted the edges with Art Deco's Dark Eucalyptus Green paint after lightening it some with white paint (since they no longer carry the Light Eucalyptus Green color). Then, I antiqued the edges with FolkArt Antiquing Medium.
I had some scrap booking paper with a beautiful turquoise floral design that I loved and thought it would be perfect for my tray. I measured and cut the scrap book paper to size and then applied a layer of Mod Podge Matte-Mat to the tray and affixed the paper to the tray. I then applied two more coats of Mod Podge over the paper to seal and protect the surface. Finally, I glued a sawtooth hanger onto the back for hanging. Now I have a decorative wall hanging and magnetic board.
This was a very simple, easy and inexpensive project that is not only functional, but also also adds a huge pop of color to my kitchen. I love it!
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