vintage serving tray upcycled with decoupage

How to Upcycle a Vintage Serving Tray Using Decoupage

Do you have an old vintage silver serving tray that you just don’t use – no need to master the art of afternoon tea – you can Upcycle it as a unique piece of wall decor.

This guide was written by Rachel Grey of Bramble & Berries.

Materials Needed:

Step 1: Antiquing Fluid

Antiquing fluid

Lay newspaper down to protect surfaces and wear protective gloves.
Using an old toothbrush dip into the antiquing fluid and gently brush over the silver tray to give an aged effect.

Step 2: Wash

Upcycling old silver tray

Wash tray in soapy water and rinse well. Using an old towel dry the tray.

upcycling an old silver tray

Then use a microfibre cloth to buff.

Step 3: Gold Gilding Wax

green paint for Upcycle project

Use a cloth or paint brush to add your gold gilding wax to the ornate areas, a little goes a long way so use sparingly. Use a soft Microfibre cloth to buff up the gold gilding.

Step 4: Prepare Your Decoration

Decoupage project

Cut out your floral paper and place where you think the design would look good, once happy turn the paper over and add PVA Glue using a decoupage brush or old paint brush.

Step 5: Green Paint!

Once your design has dried, cut up a sponge and start to dab your green paint around the floral details.

Step 6: Varnish

Once your paint is dry and you are happy with the end results, varnish your tray to seal in your paint and decoupaged flowers.

Step 7: Preparing & Adding the Chain

I spray painted the length of my chain using Montana Gold brand in Jet Black.
Once the chain had completely dried I attached the chain using pliers to clasp together the rings around the tray.

Upcycled vintage tray
Upcycled vintage tray

This Guide was written by Rachel Grey of Bramble & Berries .


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