Bathtub Tray in Zar Luxury Stain

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Who loves a relaxing soak in hot tub? me me me :)

Start with a solid wood hobby board, this one is 12" X 36" long.

This 12" wide tub tray had the edges sanded smooth then stained with Zar stain in black caviar.

This 12" wide tub tray had the edges sanded smooth then stained with Zar stain in black caviar. I always start with the back side first and once dry flip to the front side and stain.

I was working on another tub tray at the time too on the left. It is walnut stained bathtub board. I shared it here on my Hometalk page too.

Seeing this tub tray is for my daughter I really wanted to personalize it. I chose to monogram the lower right corner. I found the font I liked (behind Script) and printed it out in the size I wanted.A great way to transfer onto dark colors is to rub white chalk on the back side of the paper then trace over the letter where you want it on the board.

Then using my Sharpie oil pen I hand drew along my chalk lines.I love it, how about you?

I also wanted to add a bit of pretty design to the board but keep it very subtle.I chose my favorite Cutting Edge Stencil; the prosperity mandala. I used Cutting Edge's 3/4" stencil brush to apply a soft metallic brown paint color called java from Plaster Paint.

I LOVE the tone on tone colors here that give the mandala just some shimmer and shine.

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It is hard to get a photo of with the semi gloss clear coat and tone on tone colors but here is an attempt.There are more photos and detailed instructions on my blog tutorial site. It is linked below.

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