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cupboard door serving tray

I love the end result of this cupboard door serving tray.  When I was describing it to Kristi, she gave me a sideways glance…you know the one your mom used to give you in high school whens she was suspicious of you?  Yep, that’s the look Kris gave me.  I tried telling her that upcycling a cupboard door and adding feet would be a cute table tray for centerpieces but she thought I was whack!  What do you think??

Upcycled cupboard door serving tray by LollyJane.com

Of course I said “I TOLD YOU SO!”  You may also remember she told me how ugly my stencil wall was too…and then she ate her words (;  Remember my coffee table redo from my neighbor who was going to take it to Goodwill??  Love that my friends and family know I’ll reduce, reuse, recycle and hoard random treasures until I find a project for them.  My awesome Uncle Steve gave me 45 cupboard doors a few months ago, I felt like I hit the jackpot!!  I tried out clear chalkboard coating and came up with these babies:

So don’t ever pass up a cupboard door, you never know how many uses you can re-create with them!

Supplies to make a cupboard serving tray by Lolly Jane

To get started you’ll need a cupboard door of any size (we used a rectangular shaped one,) 2 drawer pulls we snagged at our local home improvement store for a few bucks, 4 legs that were re-purposed from an old piece of furniture (or purchase at your local home improvement store), white acrylic paint and a foam brush.

How to make a cupboard serving tray with handles by Lolly Jane

1. First things first, paint!  We applied a light dry brush of white acrylic paint.  2. Pre-drill holes on all 4 sides of the cupboard door.  3. Screw in feet.  4. Drill hole for handles on each side and screw in handles.

Upcycled cupboard door into serving tray by LollyJane.com

Pretty dang easy, right??  As long as you’ve got your trusty drill and drill bits, this project will be a breeze.  I am loving how it is currently displayed in my dining room:

Upcycled Cupboard Door Serving Tray by LollyJane.com

This would also look cute displayed with fresh flowers in mason jars or even give as a gift (:  Be sure to tell Kristi I TOLD YOU SO in the comments, hahah!!  Don’t worry, she’s got a sense of humor…just check out her drinkable Diet Coke necklace!!!  Please pin so your friends can benefit from upcycling too!

Turn a cupboard door in a serving tray!!

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  1. I
    LoVe it! And I laughed when you mentioned holding on to found “Treasures” until you find something to do with them! Lol! I’ve been telling my kids for YEARS that everyone does it! Hahaaa! I’d be in 2nd heaven if someone showed up with caninet doors!
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Yeah, it is definitely cute! But I might have given you a suspicious look if you had told me, too – it is such a very unique idea!

    And I am so in love with the coffeepot – I snatched the same one up in baby pink on a flea market, but the mint green is adorable!

  3. You did such a great job Kelli!! With all those doors… you can make one for me!! hehehe

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  4. This is such a nice addition to the table! I love your new tray, very pretty. Great job on it! I’ll have to pin this one.
    Debbie πŸ™‚

  5. I love this! I just happened upon a cache of drawers doors and shutters from a neighbor gutting their kitchen and have been using them up! This is next. Thanks!!!

  6. This is such a great idea~ I am sure that I have about 10 cabinet door in the basement that would just love to be made into a sweet tray for the table!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. OMGoodness!! You would of totally LOVED me if you new me when we were living in our old house… I got rid of a whole bunch of ugly cabinet doors.. Well, actually I threw them away..That kind of getting rid of. πŸ˜‰ I am sure you could of made them cute and then I would of wanted them back πŸ˜‰ So cute and I LOVE that Big mirror in the background. xoxo

  8. what a great idea! we have an amazing thrift shop nearby and there are loads of cabinet doors. now i need to go get one!
    beautiful blog – new follower! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I usually keep about six cupboard doors at a time. I love the tray – great as a centerpiece and i am imagining it on a coffee table. Your uncle was very generous with his doors!

  10. That is super cute!! I’m regretting throwing my old cabinets away last year when we redid our kitchen. Ugh!! Now, I will be on the lookout!! Love it!!

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