Upcycled 3 Tiered Serving Tray

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$20
1 Day
Medium

I found a vintage 3 tiered serving tray for $6 at the thrift store, and I was so excited! With a little cleaning, sanding, and painting, I upcycled it to fit in my home.


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Here is the original tray that I found at our local ARC Thrift Store for $6.

I removed all of the contact paper, and washed it down completely.

I pulled the entire tray apart.

I sanded the tray tops with a sanding block and washed them off.


I then spray painted the tray tops with Rustoleum Paint and Primer all in one in the color Titanium Silver. I gave it 3 coats and let it dry between each coat.

Once the paint was dry I gave it 3 light coats of Polycrylic letting it dry between each coat to protect the surfaces.


Once that dried I put the service tray back together and it was ready to be used again.

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  • Joan
    on Sep 2, 2019

    Did you clean/paint the handles?

    • Mary Russell
      on Sep 3, 2020

      It looks like you got real lucky finding a cart with good chrome and good wheels.I think you did a great job on the cart,really appreciate when these oldies are saved.

  • Flipturn
    on Sep 6, 2019

    You did a nice job of reviving the serving cart, but I am wondering, as the title of the project says 'upcycled', how are you using it now?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Sep 6, 2019

      I have used it for a variety of things so far so it keeps moving through our house. I have used in in our dining room to hold extra food, I have used it after hip surgery to help me carry things through the house, and I have used it for plants, holding supplies, etc.

  • Lisa
    on Sep 6, 2019

    What happened to the wheels? Removing them seems to reduce the cart's functionality significantly.

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Sep 6, 2019

      I actually did put the wheels back on. I took this the last picture before and was looking for updated wheels as the others were chipped and yellow.

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