DIY Serving Tray

April 3, 2012 at 8:34 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This has been on my to-do list since we moved it. Or maybe even before. But it became even more urgent when we bought the new couch with an ottoman. Now I have no room for a coffee table, but that means nowhere safe to put drinks and essentials. However, the previous owners left us lots of junk in the barns, so this one was a snap.

Gross old window uncovered in a heap in the barn:

Add some barn door hardware as handles:

The window was in surprisingly great shape once it was cleaned up, so I added a little paint and distressed the edges, added the hardware, and then used an Uppercase Living decal I had packed away on the glass. (I had minor trouble with the decal, so it may get a new one in the future. Talk about frustration!) And here you have our new serving tray:

Just finished this little guy and we already love it. We think it looks cute in that rustic way, but is also super handy!

Well, what do you think? We are happy with the way this quick and easy project came out! Have you ever tried anything like this?

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Typewriter Table Detailed

April 14, 2009 at 8:44 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Sorry, I forgot to upload new pictures yesterday. But, today you get to see a lot of progress from the weekend! Here is the typewriter table that I showed you before.  It is now finished and detailed! 

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Once I finished the second coat of white spray paint I arranged cardboard scrap-booking stencils in the placement I liked.  I traced and filled the stencils with a paint pen.  These little guys work great!  I have used it on a couple of projects now and it always does the trick.  I think it is super cute and ready to be used!

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I Feel A Project Coming On

January 7, 2009 at 11:06 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I ran accross this oh-so-cute project this morning on the Curbly website.

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Even though this DIY serving tray isn’t my idea, I had to link you all with it.  I am most definitely going to make this my next project in the waiting.  I have been looking at trays and also thinking about how to make one.  But, with my love of all things black and white and my love of all things DIY, this is the winner.  Check out the full how-to and more photos here: http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/5902-How-to-Turn-an-Old-Cupboard-Door-into-a-Serving-Tray

Thank you for the idea DIY Maven!

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