Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DIY Wine Barrel Inspired Tray

I'm always on the Pinterest hunt for DIYs that are easy, inexpensive, and most importantly, not total junk. If it's sort of junk, I can deal with that. I'll make it, have it out for a few weeks, then trash it when I'm done - but I just can't deal with total junk.

Anywayyyy, I found the coolest DIY Wine Barrel Inspired Tray, and knew I had to make it! When I saw it I was quite excited because it was something that I could possibly actually use!




What you need:
- A precut wood table top (a disassembled lazy susan would work too)
- A black permanent marker (or black wood paint)
- Wood stain
- A clear wood finish
- Steel wool
- Handles (optional)


How to:
1. Begin by drawing in permanent marker (or black paint) the design you want on the tray.


2. After you have your lettering or design done, stain the wood (both the top and bottom).


3. Once the stain is dry, rough up the tray a bit with the steel wool. Then repeat the stain (I did this 3 or 4 times... Darken the lettering as needed).


4. Next, spray or paint the tray with a clear coat to seal the wood and stain.


5. Add handles if you would like (I used drawer pulls).


This would be a perfect custom gift for a wedding, bridal shower, or anyone who loves something monogrammed!

24 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness! How beautiful is that and what a great idea!!!!!! LOVE!

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  2. that stencil is adorable i love it!

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  3. Love this DIY project! The drawer pull handles really make a statement, and that lettering- so creative, I can't wait to try this out! Thank you for sharing sweet Lisa! :)

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  4. Wow you are crafty, girl!! This looks so elegant, but not too hard to do! I might have to give it a go sometime!!

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  5. What?! Girl, you are SO crafty!! That is so cute!!

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  6. This is so cute! You did such a good job! :)

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this idea! What a great gift for newlyweds. (=

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  8. You know what's so funny? I was JUST thinking the other day about how I need a new tray! And then here appears your lovely little DIY post : ) LOVE IT! You did a great job, girl! Thank you for sharing! xo

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  9. That's so cute! I may have to give that a try!

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  10. How cute! You did such a wonderful job, love it!!

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  11. This. Is. Gorgeous. Such an awesome job, I'll be using this :)

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  12. Awww! This is so simple and so awesome! :) Love it!

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  13. So cute! I can't believe you free handed that. I thought for sure it was a sticker. Easy projects are my thang!

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  14. OMG love this!!! It looks amazing and actually seems fairly easy to do. I love the idea of making one for a wedding gift!

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  15. This is absolutely stunning. I'm so impressed! What a wonderful gift to someone because you can personalize it and say you made it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. WOW!!! This looks amazing - you should definitely consider selling them! Love the addition of the drawer pulls too :)

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  17. This is SO adorable! Thank you for the awesome idea! Can't wait to try it! :) Have a great day beautiful!

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  18. Best part of the post, hands down? Your rant on "junk". Haha love it. P.S. Your DIY is pretty fabulous too. ;) -Xo

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  19. Oh my gracious, your handwriting! I love this! I may practice before I try this on actual wood, though!

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  20. I absolutely adore this!!! Can you come over and write that for me though? I have the worst handwriting ever!

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  21. Love Love Love this!!! This is definitely on my to do list!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. This is seriously so cute. I'm pinning this to make this summer. So dang cute and easy too!

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