Striped Farmhouse Tray
Some of my favorite projects come out of my basement. My basement full of the most random things that I think I’ll for sure need one day. Which I most likely will. Or maybe not. You just never know, so might as well just hold on to them for the right timing! I do the same thing with wood. Scrap wood, barn wood, archetectual pieces, so on and so on. There was this round wood piece that I picked up from our local hardware store once that I know I could turn into a project, and I finally did with this DIY Striped Farmhouse Tray!
Today I’m joining a crazy talented group of ladies to bring you some pretty awesome DIY projects that you can do yourself this summer! If you are coming from House by Hoff, welcome to my little creative spot! I’m thrilled you’re here, and I hope you take a look around! In the meantime, let me share how I made this cute little tray so you can make one too!
- Round Piece of Wood
- Wood Stain
- Painters Tape
- Paint/Paint Brush
- Paint Sealer
- Sander or sand block
- I started by staining the piece of raw round wood.
- Once the wood was completely dry, I taped off the stripes with painters tape, then painted the wood that was still visible.
- After the paint was dry, I peeled off the tape to expose the painted stripes on the wood, then sanded the whole piece down to give it a more weathered look.
- Next I sealed the paint with a wax, and then attached the black handles to each side of the wood.
And voila! You have a super simple farmhouse style tray to use this summer for drinks and food whenever needed!
The summer fun isn’t over, head over to my sweet friend Amandas house at Sincerely Marie Designs for some more DIY fun! Her home is just beautiful so you don’t want to miss out!
And here’s a little peak at the other awesome projects you can find if you just follow the blog hop loop!
I love the tray and I am planning on making one myself. I have a question, where did you find the handles
They are from Lowes or Home Depot I believe! Should be able to find the exact ones!
Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!
I am having trouble finding handles that you can attach by drilling in the front. May I ask where you purchased your handles?
My wife saw your tray and went nuts. I’m a wood worker so her first question was “ can you make one of these” anyone that’s worked with wood knows it hard to cut a circle.
Well, I figured out how to do this and I happened to have some wide rough sawed white oak. I spent all weekend in the shop making these ( 15 in three different sizes ) for the entire family. Thanks for the great idea
Well Paul, you just made my whole day! Thank you so much for sharing! I love love love that you made these for your family, what a special gift!
what kind of wax did you use to seal it???
Ashley, I love how this tray came out. When I first glanced at it, (on Bloglovin), I didn’t even realize it was painted because it looks like slabs of wood pieced together. What a great job you did!
What kind of paint did you use? Also what color wax? Thank you!! It is adorable !!!
I know that depending on the wood, that color won’t always be the same but what color of stain did you use? I am wanting to go lighter on my bedroom furniture.
I used Minwax Provincial! Love the color!
Love how the tray turned out…..so cute!! Would love to make one for myself…. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Where did you get the round wood? I’ve checked Lowes and Home Depot and neither have a smaller piece of round wood.
I got the round wood piece from Home Depot. Here is a link: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Edge-Glued-Round-Common-1-in-x-17-3-4-in-Actual-1-0-in-x-17-75-in-680435/202017011 I know Lowes has them too! At least ours does here in MO. Hope you find one!
Ashley, this little tray is pure perfection!! I love how it turned out! : )
Your tray turned out great, Ashley!! Love the stripes too — stain and distressed white stripes are always a great pair! Pinning. -xo
Such a cute tray, Ashley! I love the stripes your added, perfect for summer!