Shabby Chic Serving Tray

Shabby Chic Serving Tray

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 3rd 2015

Even casual entertaining deserves something chic, namely this shadow box turned colorful tray.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • 1" foam brush
    • wooden knob
    • assorted drill bits
    • assorted scrapbook paper
    • drill gun
    • E6000 Glue
    • handle
    • shadow box
    • glass
    • nut and bolt



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Sand any rough edges of the shadow box. Remove any dust with a damp paper towel.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 1" foam brush, paint the outside and bottom of the box Waterfront.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Mix Pink Tropics and Cotton Ball to get a desired pink. Save mix for later step.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint the inside of the box with the Pink Tropics/Cotton Ball mix.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit each slat at the bottom of the box. (Cut the slat pieces slightly smaller so the paint will still show on the sides.) Apply a coat of Americana Matte Decou-Page to one slat. Position the paper and apply another coat of Decou-Page on top. Using a finger, remove any wrinkles or bubbles. Repeat the process for all slats.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Repeat the previous step for the outside of the box
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Paint the feet of the tray in Inch Worm.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Turn the tray upside down. Using E6000 Glue, adhere the feet to the bottom corners of the tray according to package instructions. Leave the piece untouched until completely dry.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Paint the handles Black Tie. Set them aside to dry.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Measure and drill holes for the handles.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Screw in the handles. Paint the nuts and bolts in the Pink Tropics/Cotton Ball mix from step 3.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Apply a coat of Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish to entire the tray. Allow to dry completely between coats.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Insert a piece of glass into the bottom of the box.