DIY Mosaic Tray

I saw a beautiful tray with French Country styling in the Garden centre which I adored, but at that moment had no spare dollars to purchase. My friend has a handled tray on her dining table, with a vase of flowers, a candle, and other bits and bobs on it, and it looked very classy, so I had to come up with a plan.
How could I create a centerpiece tray out of an old MDF one I already had? Mosaic it of course!
Then there was quick visit to the Op shop to find a pile of old porcelain plates for a friendly price of $6, and a rummage around the shed to source the required white paint, tile fix, grout and tools...
The plates were broken into piece using a hammer.
The purple wood tray repainted white.
Pieces of china glued into position.
Then once glue dried, grouted.
Accessorise with a jug of flowers and a leftover plate displaying silver French style balls = perfect tablescape.

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Tracey Lee Cassin
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