Vintage looking tray

We just came back from a great trip to Paris and a guess I’m still in the “romantic- vintagey” mood of the city. I wanted a tray to put my breakfast things in the refrigerator and just take the tray out in the morning and put it back in right after (time saver!). And, a white plate just didn’t do the trick!

Want to do the same thing, he’s how to do it!

You will need :

  • White plastic plate (got mine at the Dollar Store)
  • Mod Podge and paint brush
  • Scrapbook papers, pages from an old book, doilies
  • Teal acrylic paint
  • Brown ink (doesn’t have to be permanent)
  • Vintage image to transfer (got mine for free at The Graphic Fairy (isn’t she awsome!))
  • Low Odour Clear Matte from Krylon
  • Spray bottle with water

Take the papers and glue them on the plate with my favorite friend, Mod Podge!

When it’s dry, add teal paint to link it all together.

Add the brown ink with a tissue to make it look vintage

Put a final layer of Mod Podge

Cut the reverse image an apply a nice coat of Mod Podge where you want to place the image.

Then, press the image on the Mod Podge. You have to carefully take out all the air from under (you can use an old credit card)

And here comes the “patience” step. 

You have to let it completely dry. To be sure, I let it dried overnight. I know, it’s long, but I didn’t want to regret it!

When it has dried, start spraying water and rubbing

Tip : I started to rub gently with the sponge and then used my fingers. Oh! The image says “Patience” and that’s what it took! If you want to be sure you got all the white paper, let it dry a bit. If you see some white, apply more water and rub gently again with your fingers.

Apply a last layer of Mod Podge and voilà!

In the end, I found that the Mod Podge was too sticky and it’s not recommended to put food on it, so I ended up spraying a coat of “Low Odour Clear Matte” from Krylon on it. It worked out just fine!

And if you like it, don’t forget to Pin it!

Have fun!

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