DIY Beverage Tray


DIY Beverage Tray

DIY Beverage tray

My DIY Beverage Tray can be made with pretty much any materials you have on hand. Here is what I used:

  • Scrap of beadboard
  • Decorative trim
  • Misc paint and glaze
  • Adhesive or wood glue

Step 1:

Cut beadboard to desired size, I used a jigsaw. You can use a circular saw or a table saw what ever you’re most comfortable with.

DIY Beverage Tray

I marked a line where I want to cut then measured 1 1/2″ in to allow for the width of the jigsaw foot. I clamped a straight piece of wood on top of the beadboard to help me cut in a nice straight line.

DIY Beverage Tray

DIY Beverage Tray

Step 2:

Cut the drip molding for perimeter with miter saw. I found the easiest way to have tight miter cuts is to measure for every length and mark with a pencil. I lay the trim down and mark where the edge of the beadboard is on the trim. That mark indicates where to start the 45 degree inside angle cut.

DIY Beverage Tray

DIY Beverage Tray

DIY Beverage Tray

Do that for all four sides, one at a time. You can measure with a measuring tape, but you’ll have to mark it with a pencil anyway so I would forgo the measuring tape for a project like this.

DIY Beverage Tray

Step 3:

Affix the trim. I used Liquid Nails, but you can use wood glue it just takes a little bit longer to dry before you can paint.

DIY Beverage Tray

Step 4:

This quart of blue paint was reduced to $2.00 at Home Depot, I also found a reduced sample of brown paint, it was only .50! I added two coats of blue, once dry I mixed a small amount of the brown to a very small amount of Martha Stewart Glaze then washed it all over with the brown. I let it sit for about 4 minutes then rubbed most of it off with a cloth. Some spots needed a little more brown so I added more here and there. Once dry I added a clear coat of latex gloss.

This was a very quick, easy and most importantly very inexpensive!

DIY Beverage Tray

Thanks for stopping by,

Holly

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