Summer Vintage Wood Serving Tray

Hosting BBQs and summer parties is so much more fun when you have the right accessories. A beautiful summer centerpiece is a must (like our Sea Glass Bottles) but so is an elegant Vintage Wood Serving Tray. You can use it to serve food and drinks or to store and organize cocktails or snacks on the bar or kitchen counter. This is a quick and easy project that takes about an hour, and most of that time will be waiting for paint to dry between steps. I found a vintage French stencil and chose blue and silver as my colours but you could easily substitute any colour and any stencil for this project, making the possibilities endless.



What You’ll Need:

  • Serving tray (either an unfinished one like I used or one you already own that you are refurbishing)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stencil
  • Dabber or makeup sponge
  • Silver spray paint
  • Stencil adhesive


Step One:


Spray paint the inside of the tray silver. Use even strokes, holding the can about 6” away from the surface to avoid drips. Let this dry and apply a second coat if needed.


Paint the sides of the tray blue and let dry. Paint the bottom of the tray and let this dry too.


Spray the stencil with some removable stencil spray so that it won’t move or lift. Then lay the stencil down on the inside of the tray, on top of the silver. Use a dabber and blue paint to stencil the design onto the tray. Lift the stencil and let dry. Finish the tray with a clear coat of varnish to protect the finish.


Now you have the perfect accessory for your next party. Be sure to share with us your version of this project; show us what colours and designs you picked. Need something to serve at your next BBQ? Try these recipes – Steame – An Iconic Montreal Dish and Festive July Forth Strawberry Parfait


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