Monday, October 8, 2018

Make your own Coffee Tray

I looove coffee, anytime, anywhere, any kind.......my favorite
 
Large Iced Nonfat Latte.....yum !
 
 

 
I'm getting distracted......
 
Let's make a tray.

 
 
I had a long piece of pallet wood.

It was 5 1/2" wide and 3/4" thick. Cut  2 pieces 12" long.

Stain the wood with your favorite stain.
 
 
Cut 2 pieces of thin scrap wood 10" x 2" to use on the back as a connecting brace.
 
Use a staple gun or brad nail gun on the cross pieces.
 
(This picture also shows where I drilled holes for the handles.)
 

 
 

I had saved these old cabinet pulls thinking I could use them for something.
 

 
 
I think they will work perfectly for tray handles.

 


 
 
I painted the handles with Rustoleum Black Semi Gloss paint.
 
After your stain has dried, next comes the stenciling.
 
 

 
Inspired Barn Stencils by Cathe Holden
12'' x 12''
 
 
 

Black Acrylic Paint and Stencil Brush
 
 
 
 
 Set your handles on top and mark.
 
 
 
 
Use a spray sealer on the wood to protect your stencil.
 
You might spill coffee.....yes, it could happen!
 
 
 
 
 




Drill holes and add handles





 
 
I had some foam circles from Dollar Tree.
 
  
 

 I used them on the under side to protect the kitchen counter and glass table tops.

It will also keep the tray from sliding.
 
 
 
 
Tray can lay flat or tilt on side and display when not in use.


 

 
 
Wouldn't this be a nice gift for a coffee drinker?

How about a pound of favorite Coffee on top of tray,

 beautifully wrapped in cellophane?
 
 
 
 
I made two, one to keep and one for a gift. 
 
 
 



It's the perfect time to have a cup of coffee now !
 
Thanks for visiting-
xo Lisa S




39 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I just LOVE pallet wood. Thanks for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

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    1. Ann
      Thank you so much. My Son brought me a really good batch
      from his work. It was smooth and some nice straight pieces.
      There will be much more projects in the future :)
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Wow! Love the tray. You are an A+ stenciler!

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    1. Snap
      Thank you I appreciate your sweet message!
      So glad you stopped by today !
      xo Lisa S

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  3. This turned out amazing Lisa! I just love your tutorial, it is simple, but full of great details and pictures! I have some wood that I need to repurpose into something, and this gives me inspiration, thanks so much! Happy to meet you today, popping over from SYC where we are "neighbors" :)

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    1. Marilyn,
      It's so nice to meet you. I am glad I could inspire you to make a tray it's so easy. I love the flower plates you shared this week. You are a very talented lady.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. We don't drink coffee but will do a hot chocolate tray instead for christmas. Found you on Blogger's Pit Stop

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    1. Great idea! So glad you found me- please visit again.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Well done:-))) Great tray:-)))
    Really liked your project:-))

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    1. Nitka,
      I am so glad you liked my tray! Thank you so much.
      Come back soon, xo Lisa S

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  6. Yes, I love coffee, too, and I love this tray! Thanks for sharing how to make it, I might just give it a try :) Visiting from Friday Feature Link Party

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    1. Candi
      Thank you so much for visiting!
      I hope you have a wonderful week. xo Lisa S

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  7. What a charming tray, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much. I loved your party this week.
      I appreciate you hosting! xo Lisa S

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  8. I would love to have one too,thank you for sharing

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    1. Lucia13,
      Your comment was so nice. Thank you so much for stopping by- xo Lisa S

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  9. It came out wonderful. I use an old cutting board.

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    1. Thank you so much! A cutting board is a good idea...
      I just love stenciling everything Thanks for visiting.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Best utilization of tray. looks amazing.

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    1. Benita,
      You made my day! Thank you so much for the pin and
      the follow! It's so nice to meet you. xo Lisa S

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  12. Really cute little tray. They would sell great at a craft sale and so simple to make! Must get this stencil!
    mybrightideasblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope they do sell well...I made 8 and kept 2 for gifts. I was able to use up all the old cabinet pulls I had saved. I love project that don't cost anything :) xo Lisa S

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  13. Very cute tray. I love the stencil and the handles!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      You are always so encouraging! I appreciate you so much.
      Thanks for an awesome party, xo Lisa S

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  14. Trays are the best for so many things. Your coffee tray is darling. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

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    1. Debra,
      Thank you for your sweet comment. Thank you for hosting a wonderful party. Have a great week! xo Lisa S

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  15. You made such a pretty tray. Thanks for sharing it at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Thank you Julie!
      I'm so thrilled to join the party, xo Lisa S

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  16. Oh we are so on the same page. I love this! Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

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    1. Carol,
      Thank you so much.I really appreciate your encouragement.
      I am so excited to be part of the feature. I love your parties! XO Lisa S

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  17. Love them!! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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    1. Tarahlynn
      Thank you !
      I really appreciate the visit. Thank you so much for hosting. xo Lisa S

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  18. This is adorable! I love this tray, and it's a very lucky person who is getting this tray as a gift! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!

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    1. Teri
      What a sweet comment! I really appreciate that- you made me smile. Thanks so much, xo Lisa S

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  19. This is a great project for gift giving. I can just see me making some of these and giving them with a mug and coffee grounds. Yum, I love coffee too.

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  20. Kippi,
    You made me smile! Too bad you can't come right over, we could have coffee and stencil- Thank you for visiting with me for a bit you always have the sweetest comments :) xo Lisa S

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