Sometimes when you remodel a space, you end up with a treasure trove of items that can be repurposed and upcycled. After helping to renovate a few spaces in our church after some storm damage, I ended up with a couple of kitchen cabinet doors that I was able to upcycle in to DIY one of a kind serving trays.
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This post was originally part of the Craft Room Destash Challenge.
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Last year I inherited four kitchen cabinet doors from a church renovation project. For nearly a year they have sat in my craft room just waiting for a new life.
Earlier this year I turned the two smaller doors in to custom signs for my home.
Back in the summer, I had a series of Patriotic craft projects and I turned one of the larger doors in to a custom flag tray that I have kept out on display all summer.
Since I still had one door left, I decided to create another custom tray for the fall holiday season for this month’s challenge.
After painting on several layers of cream colored chalk paint on the front of the cabinet door, I painted the words “Count Your Blessings” from a stencil in my craft room stash. I drew several pumpkin designs with pink chalk on the front until I found a design I liked. By using chalk to draw in the design before using paint, you can make changes so much easier if you don’t like the design you are painting.
A combination of orange, white, brown, and metallic copper paint added in all of the extra details for the pumpkins and cotton branches.
The only thing I needed to spend money on this month was the two branch style handles for the tray. I found these at Hobby Lobby and was able to keep it under the $10 monthly budget.
I finished this project just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Please be sure to visit all of the other talented bloggers participating in this month’s challenge and have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
Just love that tray and I really like the cotton on it mixed with the pumpkins.
Those turned out great. I love them.
Roseann Hampton says
Such a pretty design! Pinning!
Ah! I just started renovating a client’s kitchen today, you are totally tempting me again to be keeping the doors!!! Great job
Definitely keep those doors and have some fun with them instead!
Your tray is beautiful! I love the rustic vibe of the handles and warm color combination! Well done! Pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
I love making trays out of an assortment of items. Using cabinet doors is a wonderful idea! Your design looks great!
Thanks so much Beverly.