Holly Prim
Holly Prim
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  • Birmingham, AL

DIY Beverage Tray

$10.00
2 Hours
Easy

My DIY Beverage Tray can be made with pretty much any materials you have on hand.
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Here is what I used:
~Scrap of beadboard
~Decorative trim
~Misc paint and glaze
~Adhesive or wood glue
Step 1: Cut beadboard to desired size
I used a jigsaw. You can use a circular saw or a table saw what ever you're most comfortable with.
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I marked a line where I want to cut then measured 1 1/2" in to allow for the width of the jigsaw foot. I clamped a straight piece of wood on top of the beadboard to help me cut in a nice straight line.
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Turn the beadboard and clamped to the table again and just used the line in the beadboard as a guide.
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Step 2: Cut your trim pieces.
I cut the drip molding for the perimeter with my miter saw.
I found the easiest way to have tight miter cuts is to measure for every length and mark with a pencil. I lay the trim down and mark where the edge of the beadboard is on the trim.
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That mark indicates where to start the 45 degree inside angle cut.
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Do that for all four sides, one at a time. You can measure with a measuring tape, but you'll have to mark it with a pencil anyway so I would forgo the measuring tape for a project like this.
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Step 3: Affix the trim.
I used Liquid Nails, but you can use wood glue it just takes a little bit longer to dry before you can paint. I actually added caulk to the mitered corner seams but that really isn't necessary.
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Step 4: Paint
This quart of blue paint was reduced to $2.00 at Home Depot, I also found a reduced sample of brown paint, it was only .50!
I painted the entire tray with two coats of the blue.
Once it was dry, I mixed a small amount of the brown to a very small amount of Martha Stewart Glaze then washed it all over the tray with a foam brush, you could use a rag as well. I let it sit for about 4 minutes then rubbed most of it off with a cloth.
Some spots needed a little more brown so I added more here and there. Once dry I added a clear coat of latex gloss.
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This was a very quick, easy and most importantly very inexpensive!
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To see how I updated our sunporch on the cheap check out this post: http://www.hometalk.com/9157083/screened-in-porch-ideas-for-summer
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  • Rances Lynn
    on Aug 20, 2015

    like the tray, you did a great job, but love the painted furniture

    • Holly Prim
      on Aug 21, 2015

      @Rances Lynn So Sweet, thank you!! All of that done on the cheap! Wicker Table: Salvation Army $10.00 + can of brown spray paint. Round Table was a 13 year old end table collecting dust in my sons room :-)

  • Karen | Decor Hint
    on Jan 25, 2018

    This is such a great idea!!

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