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DIY Wooden Tray Makeover

Let me show you how to makeover a $2 thrift store wooden tray into a stunning piece that looks like it came from a vintage market.


  • heat gun



  • Start by removing the old handles. 
  • Fill in the old holes with spackle. Go over it with a little sandpaper to smooth it out. 
  • Use your chip brush to paint the wooden tray with chalk paint. 
  • Give the tray 2-3 coats of paint, letting it dry in between coats.
  • To speed up the drying time, use a heat gun. 
  • Lightly mist the wooden tray. 
  • Cut the tissue paper to fit the wooden tray.
  • Use your mod podge to decoupage the tissue paper to the tray.
  • Cut out the vinyl transfer with your cutting machine. 
  • Use the weeding tool to weed the vinyl.
  •  Burnish the vinyl to the center of the cutting board. 
  • Age the wooden tray by using black ink and a brush. 
  • Add your beautiful ornate handles.
  • Decorate with your new wooden tray makeover!