One of my favorite places to thrift shop is the Habitat ReStore. I mean, where else can you find cool $2 cabinet doors?
This fine cast off door is just screaming to be upcycled into a beautiful tray. Especially when the same thrifting adventure yielded VERY COOL door hardware! Simply combine the two and you have yourself a unique serving tray to give as a gift (or keep for yourself.)
- Cabinet door
- Door handle or cabinet handle
- Wood putty
- Putty knife
- Drill bits
- Screwdriver bit
- Rubber bumpers
Optional: Rub n’ Buff Gold Leaf
The steps are super simple.
Step 1. Fill in any holes from previous hardware with wood putty.
Step 2. Paint over putty if necessary.
Step 3. Measure the center of your tray sides. Mark the location of the door hardware holes.
Step 4: Drill holes to accomodate the width of the door pull screws.
Step 5. Insert door pull into the tray.
Step 6. Attach screws through the bottom. Add bumpers to protect your table top. (Alternatively you can countersink the screw heads.)
Step 7. Optional. Add a little Rub n’ Buff to the handle to shine it up.
That’s it! Your tray is complete.
Time to load it up with desserts for your next holiday party.
This tray is another one of my favorite Très Frugal DIY Gift Ideas. Here are the rest of the gift ideas in the series.