I have had a thing for gold and antique brass since before it was trendy again.
Goldtones pair really well with the vintage, eclectic decor I have throughout my house, especially in our vintage meets modern living room.
This gold stag decoupage paper tray was really easy to make and customize to match my decor. I think it’s a great addition during this transitional time as I switch my decor from fall to Christmas.
I can see myself using this tray for Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond.
- Unfinished wooden tray (I built mine from a kit I picked up at Haven Conference this summer)
- DecoArt Gold Stag Decoupage Paper
- DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Primitive
- Paint brush
- Foam Brush
- DecoArt Decoupage
- DecoArt Soft Touch Varnish
- Sand the tray and paint with two coats of DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Primitive, or the color of your choice.
Cut a sheet of decoupage paper to fit the tray.
Carefully press the decoupage paper onto the tray, using your hands to smooth out any wrinkles. The great thing about DecoArt decoupage paper is that it’s coated. So, if you happen to touch it with sticky fingers, it is less likely to tear than regular paper. Still, be careful when touching it.
Once the paper is smooth, apply a thin coat of Decoupage over the top and allow to dry. Add a second count and then use a sealer, like DecoArt Soft Touch Varnish, all over the tray. (I do this last step as a precaution; sometimes decoupage glue remains slightly sticky. So for a surface like a tray that will be coming in contact with other objects, I always finish with a clear sealer.
I love how the tray turned out. I think the background of the paper looks a little bit like mercury glass.
I styled my tray with some thrift store brass candle sticks, some napkins and these adorable gilded antler napkin rings I picked up at a local gift shop.
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