Today I wanted to share with you these Rustic Trays – Farmhouse Style! Last week I told you about the simple block photo frames that I have so much fun making! These are very similar.
Same simple construction as the photo frames, just larger pieces of wood!
Make your own Rustic Trays
I use 2×10’s or 2×12’s for these trays and the same techniques as the photo frames. I cut the pieces about 16″ long or so, your measurements may vary depending on your taste. Then round the edges with your orbital sander or router. I like to stain a dark color first to give the piece some dimension.
Apply any paint you like, I’ve used acrylic and chalk paint. Wax or seal the finish.
Then embellish by adding handles and feet!
Some embellishments are fun and the little feet are attached the same way as the finials on the Photo Blocks! You can see that post here. Just drill a hole and secure the finials with your glue of choice. Depending on what you use for feet, it may not require any drilling at all, just screws.
You can see the white electrical insulators I used for feet on the tray in the middle. Thank you Connie, for giving me this great supply!
I promise I have camouflaged those screws since I took this picture. This tray is the one that I use on my bar. I like the rustic wood against the granite and it gives me a place to group some items together. I’ve been using this since before christmas but I might be updating it soon!
Actually I changed it out yesterday for this one, take a look!
If you like what you see I hope you’ll Pin it!!
*** Just a note these trays are not considered food safe, and should be used for decorative purposes only. ***
This is such great fun sharing with you! I hope you enjoy or maybe even get inspired!
Until next time!
I shared this post with my friends at the Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link Party!
I hope you’ll check it out!