From Cutting Board to Trendy Tray!


A rustic, farmhouse-style serving tray is easier (and cheaper) than you may think! You wouldn't believe what this started as...
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This is what I started with- a scarred, stained board from the thrift store. Didn't look very nice, but the price was right. Plus is was the perfect size to repurpose as a serving tray.
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After buying it, I cleaned it up and did some prep work to get it ready for the next step. It looked totally different- what a difference already.
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After wiping it down, I gave it two coats of a favorite wood stain...one that yields a gorgeous rustic appearance. Love that variation in color!
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Depending on how you use it, there are two ways to seal it- a food safe way and a non-food safe way. Check out my blog for the details!
Following that, I added handles...ta-da, a fun, easy, and GORGEOUS serving tray!
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Last Thanksgiving, I actually left it out on our coffee table and stacked coasters and cocktail napkins on it. It worked like a CHARM! Everyone put their drinks on it and I didn't have to fret about water rings- HURRAY!!

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  • Sandy Hartnett
    on Dec 28, 2015

    Wonderful idea! Hugs

  • Kathe
    on Jan 9, 2016

    When I did mine a couple years ago. I put the hardware on the sides. Of course, my board was thicker.

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