A French Country Tray

Doors are not just for cabinets.

Unfinished cabinet doors can be turned into beautiful and functional serving trays.

I took a 22″ long x 11 1/2″ wide unfinished cabinet door and painted it with Missouri Limestone Paint Company “January”, front and back. I don’t even remember where we got ours, but we ended up with several. You can find them, though at Lowes, Menards, Hoods, etc.

I then gave the whole thing one coat of Varathane water based Ultimate Crystal Clear Polyurethane – Satin Finish. This was to create a good base for the Prima Marketing IOD post card stamp I found on Amazon.

I applied more of the Varathane, making sure I gave the top about 5 thin coats for durability. I find the water based Varathane I use does not yellow, as long as you prep pieces, use thin coats, and do not allow drips or pooling in corners.

Next I added some little legs I painted silver to bring it up off the counter. I found some beautiful vintage silver handles in my stash for the final touch.

I couldn’t be happier with this truly beautiful and functional tray.

Here’s another tray I made with a different size unfinished door. This one was painted with Missouri Limestone Paint Company “Sour Green Apple” and I used an IOD transfer on it.