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DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray

Great tutorial for this DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray and YouTube Video! Easy to follow instructions! Perfect for gifts and entertaining!

How fun is our chalkboard serving tray guys!?  These are great for entertaining, centerpieces and they also make great gifts!  Check out our video on how to make your own here!

We purchased a 2×12 framing board from Home Depot.  It was about $13 and we are able to make 3 trays!  We used a 10″ sliding compound miter saw to cut these.  If you don’t have a saw, you can have your hardware store make these cuts for you!

Ryobi_Saw

Step 1 – Make Cuts

Boards

We cut our board 24″ long.  You can make yours as long as you want!

Step 2 – Stain

Next, stain your board!  We used Provincial by Varathane for ours.

Varathane Wood Stain Provincial
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Because we are staining such a small piece, we just used wiping cloths to apply our stain and wipe off the excess.

wipe stain

Step 3 – Tape the Edges

After your stain dries, tape off the edges and sides using painter’s tape.

tape off board
Painters_Tape

Step 4 – Spray Paint

Now for chalkboard spray paint… We love this stuff!

Just give the exposed wood a coat of it.

Rustoleum_Chalkboard_Spray_Paint

Step 5 – Attach Hardware

Now for the hardware!

You can have so much fun with this part!  We used simple rustic pulls, but you can change yours up to fit your taste or give it a different look!

attach hardware

We are lovin’ it!!  You can easily make these for around $15 a piece which makes them perfect as gifts!

Chalkboard and Wood Serving Tray

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DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray

Build this DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray for about $15! These make such a great gift idea and they are easy and quick to make. Click the link below to download and print the free plans!
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Supply List

  • 1 2x12x8 Pine or Framing Lumber
  • Stain
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • 2 Pulls

Instructions

  • Cut a 2×12 board to 24″ long.
  • Apply one coat of stain to the entire board. Because we are staining such a small piece, we just used wiping cloths to apply our stain and wipe off the excess.
  • After the stain dries, tape off the edges and sides using painter’s tape.
  • Apply one coat of chalkboard spray paint to the board.
  • Attach the pulls. We used simple rustic pulls but you can change yours to fit your taste or give it a different look! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too! Happy Building!

10 Comments

  1. Carrie on December 20, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Beautiful and incredibly easy project. Thank you!!!

  2. Nichole Caten on December 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Hey ladies,
    What about sealing and cleaning this? It cant be sanitary to put food on top of stain and spray paint without a barrier in between right?

    • Jessica Jimenez on March 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      would love to know the answer to this question i would imagine uou need to seal this question is what to use…

    • Nikita Raj Raikwar on September 12, 2017 at 5:45 am

      Oh now that you mention it, I am equally curious.

    • Sara M | Norman Street Designs on October 27, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      I am wondering this too…

    • Cheryl Brandstatter Devoto on December 3, 2017 at 8:59 am

      There is a barrier – the bowls. The food is not directly on the chalkboard paint.

  3. cindy on December 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Where did you purchase the pulls? I am having a difficult time finding pulls that screw in from the top.

  4. Kate Karatas on November 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Did you sand the boards first?? I am not getting the spray paint not to leak under the tape?? Any help/ideas?

  5. Gaby Hallon on August 18, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Love it!!! Could you create a rotating dvd stand. We have probably 700 DVDs and I would like to put them on a rotating stand. The ones that I had before broke down on my last move

  6. Jamie K on August 18, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Love Love this tray! Would be a fun and easy project! thank you!

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