It’s thrift store time again and this month I’ve got a DIY Striped Serving Tray to share with you. I created this tray using a cutting board that I found at our local thrift store for only $1. It’s amazing what some paint, pretty legs and handles can do for a cutting board.
DIY Striped Serving Tray
Here’s the $1 cutting board that I started with.
Here are the supplies I used to create my DIY Striped Serving Tray: (affiliate links included for your convenience)
- thrift store cutting board
- wood conditioner
- painter’s tape
- white acrylic paint
- foam paint brush
- drill (my favorite)
- drill bit
- 4 bun feet (legs)
I started by cleaning the cutting board and then using the wood conditioner to help bring it back to life. I love using this wood conditioner on my butcher block island, so I knew it would work on this cutting board too. Follow the directions on the packaging.
Then I used the painter’s tape to make it easier to paint the area I wanted to have with the white stripes. Make sure to press down the tape firmly. Then I used my foam paint brush and the white acrylic paint to create the white stripes.
I let the paint dry about 30 minutes before pulling off the painter’s tape. Then let the paint dry another 30 minutes before attaching the legs.
You want to find a drill bit that is just slightly smaller than the screw that is in the bun foot. I drilled a hole about 1/4 inch deep and then just twisted the bun foot into the hole. Repeat on the other 3 bun feet.
For the handles, I just used a hot glue gun to attach them to the cutting board service. I am not planning on carrying around items with my serving tray, so I wasn’t worried about the weight issue of the handles with the hot glue gun.
This was such a fun transformation!
Now make sure to check out the rest of the team’s thrift store makeovers below…