You guys know I’m a sucker for easy DIY projects that have massive impact for minimum time and money. This one is my current favorite—for less than $25 and just a few minutes I made a large DIY tray that I’ll be using for years to come. Want to make one too? You got it!
National Hardware provided compensation and product for this project. Opinions are totally my own.
Scott and I have a running joke in our family. If we are at the store, and I’m eyeing a tray, he says, “Tania, what are you going to do with that tray?” and I lovingly and innocently look up at him and say, “Scott, what wouldn’t I do with this tray?” You see, I truly believe trays are a home owner’s BFF. They corral your things so they look neat and tidy, they are pretty and they allow you to eat dinner on the couch without making a mess. Just being honest, you guys. So when my friends at National Hardware and I decided to work on a project together, I got really excited about the idea of making a massive tray. Spoiler alert—it turned out better than expected! You guys can do it too, promise!
- Wood round (available at home improvement stores)
- National Hardware 7 3/4 Spear Pull (available at home improvement stores)
- Non-toxic sealer – make sure it has a clear finish
- Drill or screwdriver
- Paint your wood round. You can choose whatever color you like, but I went with a chalky finish paint that I picked up at a craft store. You can even stain the round if you prefer! I wanted to give mine a bit of a distressed finish, so I purposely made the brush strokes less smooth than normal and allowed there to be a bit of texture with the paint. Let dry.
- Seal with non toxic top coat. This is only necessary if you plan on having food on the tray, but I would advise doing it anyways. Let dry.
- Attach hardware. Screw the spears into the wood round. They come with the screws you need in the set! Make sure the two spears line up straight—I used a straight edge from a poster board to keep them on the same line.
- Enjoy. Ta da! Simple, right?
See, isn’t this DIY awesome? It’s simple, beautiful and totally customizable.
While I was playing with the gate pulls from National Hardware I also decided to take the opportunity to spruce up our hall closet. The pulls on the door were literally barely hanging on and weren’t in great condition. In less than five minutes I removed the old pulls and added these new ones for instant farmhouse chic style.
So, you all tell me. What wouldn’t you do with a massive tray like the one above?