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DIY Striped Serving Tray

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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

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)

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.

Painter's tape on wood board with white paint.

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.

Drilling hole in wood.

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.

Striped wood tray with handles.

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!

Striped tray with a pot plant and a blue starfish

Now make sure to check out the rest of the team’s thrift store makeovers below…

Thrift Store Makeovers

Rustic Pottery Barn Mirror Makeover

Painting Old Books

Mid Century Modern Makeover on a Lazy Susan

DIY Striped Serving Tray

Repurposing a Typewriter

Wine Barrel Makeover

Vintage Train Case Makeover

Pedestal Bowl Makeover

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