Did you guys love my kitchen table? It still seems strange that I have that beauty in my dinning area but now I need some fun things to spruce it up! I thought up this easy one hour 1×10 serving tray and knew it was the perfect thing to put on my kitchen table. I shared it a few weeks ago over on The Crafting Chicks but wanted to share it here as well.
2 3” Cabinet Pulls (for handles)
Head on over to Home Depot and pick up a 1×10 – it doesn’t need to be very long because we are going to use our miter box and cut it to about 18” long. I just sort of eyed how long I wanted it and cut it. If your board is too wide for your miter box you can use this trick to cut it.
After I cut the wood, I stained it “cherry” by Minwax.
After the stain was dry, I used painters tape and tapped off the edges. I did one strip down the side and did two strips on the ends. I knew I was adding handles so I wanted the ends a little bit thicker.
I sprayed the middle with Rustoleum Heirloom White.
After everything was dry, I used sand paper and roughed it up a bit. I applied a clear varnish over the top of the tray to protect it a little bit.
I used a 3/16 drill bit to drill the holes for the handles and then added them.
And then you are finished!! So easy, right!?
I didn’t want the screws on the bottom to scratch anything so I added felt pads to the bottom.
I wanted to add some character to the serving tray and I am in love with Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint – so I sprayed a glass (pickle) jar I had with it and added it to the tray – then filled it with Daisies – my favorite flower!
There are so many great possibilities for this try to add character to your home – you can leave it plain.
Add a cute frame…
Use it as a place to collect your mail and leave your keys…
… or add a plate of treats!!
You can put it on your coffee table and add your magazines or remotes. You can add some fun books and/or some fun décor items – there are so many fun possibilities.
This really is a a great and simple project that makes a huge impact!
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