Learn how to make a beautiful DIY ocean serving tray with this step-by-step tutorial.
Do you need a serving tray in your home? They’re so useful and can be used in just about every room of your home. I”m sharing how to make an ocean serving tray.
This post is in collaboration with Behr, Total Boat, Wagner, and Plaid. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A big thanks to Behr for providing me with the tray and Behr Ultra Scuff Defence, Total Boat for the Table Top Epoxy, Wagner for providing me the Heat Gun, and Plaid for the Folk Art Acrylic Paint
Here is the wooden tray Behr sent me as part of the Haven Conference. You can find this tray at Target or click to order yours today.
I painted the tray with Behr Ultra Scuff Defense stain blocking paint and primer in one. I chose the color Broadway.
I painted the entire tray 2 coats letting it dry in between coats.
After the 2 coats I let it dry over night. It’s a beautiful color!
Next I mixed my Total Boat Table Top Epoxy. It comes with 2 parts, and I added them to my Total Boat container. I followed the instructions and mixed a ratio of 1:1 for 3 minutes. I mixed slowly to prevent bubbles.
I placed some of the Total Boat epoxy in 3 small containers and reserving some of the clear.
I added a small drop of Folk Art Acrylic paint in the colors True Blue, Ocean View, and Titanium White to each container.
I mixed the paint into the epoxy.
I poured the tinted epoxy onto the serving tray. I started with the true blue in the back, and the ocean view in the middle.
With a glove on my hand, I smeared epoxy over the surface. I also blended the colors together.
I put clear epoxy on the remaining portion of the tray bottom, and used the white on top of that.
While the epoxy was still wet, I used my Wagner Furno Heat Gun and pushed the paint around with it creating some waves.
I played around with more layers until I got the desired look I wanted.
I let it dry completely.
This was my practice run for a bigger project coming up…. I found a coffee table for $5 at a garage sale. I can’t wait to do something like this on a bigger scale.
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