Wendy
Wendy
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  • Far Rockaway, NY

Farmhouse Serving Tray

9 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy

A neighbor was throwing out an old cabinet door, and I couldn't let it be thrown out. So I took it home and finally came up with a plan! Watch how I transformed it into a chic serving tray.
farmhouse serving tray
First, I wiped it clean and got to sanding it!
farmhouse serving tray
I made sure that any loose wood chips or pieces of dirt were gone.
farmhouse serving tray
Then, once it was all clean, I decided to give it a white washed look. I mixed a bit of white acrylic paint with a bit of water and gave it a light coat.
farmhouse serving tray
Once it dried, I got ready to image transfer! This is something I've wanted to try for awhile, so I was pretty excited!
farmhouse serving tray
I chose to go with the Mod Podge method. First, I painted a light layer of mod podge over the printed image. Make sure to cover the image itself and not only the paper it is printed on.
farmhouse serving tray
Then, I laid the image face down on the surface.
farmhouse serving tray
And let it dry overnight!
farmhouse serving tray
Once it completely dried, I wet the paper and let it soak for about 60 seconds.
farmhouse serving tray
farmhouse serving tray
Once the paper was completely soaked through, I began to rub away the paper. As the paper peeled off, I could see my image peeking through.
farmhouse serving tray
I peeled off all of the paper and wiped the surface down with a wet rag. Then I brushed on a layer or varnish.
farmhouse serving tray
Then, I attached two drawer pulls as handles on each end of the tray. Now it is a functional serving tray!
farmhouse serving tray
farmhouse serving tray
I am in love with my new morning coffee station ;)

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  • Lin1263925
    on Mar 10, 2018

    i love what you did I just wanted to ask if there was a special ink in the printer very nice again linda

    • Wendy
      on Mar 11, 2018

      Hi Linda, nope! You just print your photo as you usually would. I used an inkjet printer :)

  • Suzanne
    on Mar 11, 2018

    Did you cut off the end that was slanted to square it up?

  • Arlene Ellerbrock
    on Mar 19, 2018

    Not sure I understand, but did you apply the Modge Podge ONLY to the image itself?

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