Hello AKA Design readers! This is Shonee from Hawthorne & Main, joining you again for another DIY project!
A few weeks ago I heard a story about a woman who went to visit her friend. When she arrived at the her friends house she was met with a wonderful tray of treats and a nice beverage. She commented on how sweet she felt that her friend has prepared a simple, yet thoughtful welcoming to her friend.
Ever since that day, I was determined to be like that. I love my house. I love it when people come to visit. I want my house to be a place where people feel comfortable and happy.
I hope you are the same way!
Why not have a serving tray and a few treats on hand just in case a friend decides to stop by?
Let me show you how easy it is to create a DIY barn wood serving tray!
-12×24 piece of barn wood
-2 drawers pulls
-4 drawers knobs- (they need to be flat)
Mark and drill where you want the feet of the tray to go. I like to pre-drill holes because it makes it easier to get the screws in.
Since my barn wood is real and weathered, it wasn't exactly the flattest board. To get around this, I added a small piece of wood to the one side that was no sitting right. Since it is on the bottom no one will ever know.
After the feet are on, drill the holes and attach the drawer pulls for the top of the tray.
I debated about adding some stenciling to the top. I still might add that later.
What if you don't have access to barn wood? Not a problem
An older cutting board would work great, I bet you could find one at a thrift store or you might already have an old one that needs to be retired! Or, you could even make one using new wood, a 1×12 would be perfect!
Now the fun part, getting the tray ready for guests! Whether you like tea, coffee, juice, soda, or lemonade, this tray will be perfect for helping your guest feel more comfortable and let them know how much you care.
Here are few other ideas from Hawthorne & Main: