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DIY Serving Tray Makeover

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Hey friends, it’s Thrift Store Decor day! One of my favorite days of the month. Today, I’m sharing this sad two legged wood display, it was easy to transform it in to a DIY Serving Tray. Be sure to visit all the other awesome and thrifty ideas at the end of the post!

DIY Tray makeover: Two legged tray

The round tray was missing a leg and had a water ring on the top.

Spray paint tray dIYSpray paint is always a great idea! Or at least that’s what I think! I used Rust-oleum and the color is Satin Heirloom White. It’s one of my favorite colors to use. It’s light and bright and not as stark as white.

Before tray diy

This is a large piece, perfect for serving just about anything. It’s great for placing on my ottoman. There have been a lot of tipsy drinks teetered on the ottoman, this makes me so happy to have a large flat surface for drinks.

Yield: 1

DIY Serving Tray Makeover

Round tray coffee service (1)

You can use a thrift store tray or piece of wood. I have included affiliate links to items used.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Screw driver


  1. Spray paint your tray.
  2. Mark the area on your tray for the handles/hardware.
  3. Using the drill with a 1/4" drill bit, create holes for the hardware.
  4. Using a screwdriver attach the hardware.
  5. Add the stencil artwork (optional)


Apply two light coats of spray paint, letting the paint dry according to the directions on the spray paint can. Decorate tray with paint and stencil designs of your choice.

DIY tray handle

These pulls are from my stash! They are large and in charge on this serving tray. They felt like they were free, hehehehe, there’s no telling how long I’ve had them. They were originally purchased at Hobby Lobby at 50% off, of course.

Measure to holes diy tray

They were perfect, I measured the distance between the holes so I could use my Ryobi drill and a 1/4″ bit to drill the holes and guess what, they lined up perfectly. Honestly, I’m not the best at measuring, let’s celebrate this little victory!

DIY Chalk Couture

For the stencil/transfer (link is in the directions), I chose the word Home. I applied the transfer and placed the chalk paste over the silk screen area and cleaned the transfer in cold water in my sink. Now it’s clean and ready for the next use.

Round DIY tray makeover (1)

Murphy loves the new tray. She just needs another cup of coffee.

Round tray coffee service (1)

DIY Serving Tray Round- easy makeover that you can do

Upcycled thrift store items by the Thrift Store Decor Team - November 2018 - with Sadie Seasongoods

1. Mid Century Plant Stand DIY

2. Laundry Room Decor and Lost Sock Holder

3. Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine

4. Pedestal Bowl Stipple Paint Technique

5. DIY Serving Tray Makeover

6. Bird Cage Winter Snow Scene

7. DIY Joyeux Noel Sign

8. Table Makeover








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