Woven Nautical Tray

6:18:00 AM

In the summer I love all things nautical... 
it comes from living near the beach.

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This woven thrift store tray with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White and dry brushed with Pure White just screamed beachy to me.

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I used a product called Omni Gel (affil. link) which I
used once before to add a transfer to a 

I printed out an image on a laser printer...

No need to flip the image, I coated the top of the paper with 2 heavy coats of Omni Gel. One coat going in one
direction, let it dry, and the 2nd coat in the other direction.

When the paper was completely dry I cut out the image
and ran it under water. I laid the image face down on a
piece of waxed paper and rubbed off the paper backing.

I was left with a rubbery image. It has a slightly hazy
look so I find it works best on a light background.

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I placed the image into the center of my tray then
used a toothbrush to push the decal into the texture.

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I coated the entire bottom of the tray with Deco-Art's Decou-page. 

I've used this product before on this table drawer liner 
and it works great! 

In the morning when I woke up I was pleased to find that 
when the image dried completely it looked fantastic!

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This extra large tray is now a nautical treasure!

See how Omni Gel worked on a galvanized pitcher too!

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  1. Love that stuff! Thanks for introducing me to it. And love your tray! Pop on over when you have a chance, I'm having a giveaway.


  2. What a striking combination with the white weaved tray and the adorable bloomers emblem. I'm really lovin' the transfer method you used, as well. I want to try it our for sure. Pinning and sharing, love your project!

  3. Susan, the tray is beautiful! Great idea! You mention you used a graphic printed with a laser printer and the Omni Gel. Does it work with inkjet printers too?

    Thanks, Jackie

    1. Jackie I'm not so sure you can use ink jet because there is water involved here and the ink jet runs.... ?


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