Dutch Master Upcycled Floral Tray Table

8 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

I love the current interiors trend for floral prints especially those on a dark background. Many of these lovely still life flower paintings that you see on gallery walls are prints from the 17th century Dutch masters. I curated a collection of these lovely floral paintings but instead of just printing them out and putting them on my walls. I also used one of the floral images to make a fabulous upcycled tray table for my cocktail drinks.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

I already had an old battered tray that had been left out in the garden and needed a new lease of life.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

In my collection of junk I also had a four old extra large wooden thread spools. I thought they would make fabulous legs.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

To brighten up the tray and the legs I spray painted the a bright yellow.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

Next, I picked a still life flower painting from the collection I curated. (They are free to download on the blog link at the end). I put this into a round frame the size of the tray and printed it out. You can also print this from my blog.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

Next I carefully cut out the round picture.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

I applied decoupage glue (Mod Podge) to both the top of the tray and the back of the flower image.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

I then stuck the flower painting to the tray. Using a napkin wrapped in cling film (plastic wrap) I then squeezed out any air bubbles to the edge of the tray.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

To help the picture lie flat to the raised edge of the tray, I snipped the edges every couple of inches.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

The tray then was sealed with a varnish. This was to make it waterproof from any drink spillages.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

The final part of this upcycle was gluing the legs to the base of the tray. I used Gorilla Glue adhesive for this.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

I love how the little tray table turned out. Visit the blog for more photos and detail.

dutch master upcycled floral tray table

It's perfect for cocktails in the garden. I have loads of other images that would also look fabulous on a tray table. Such as vintage parrot paintings which you can download for free here.


Or how about some fabulous watercolor fruit paintings that you can download for free here.

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