Cheri from Said Your Way Studio is here today with step-by-step instructions so you can create your own rustic wooden serving tray right at home!

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a rustic wooden tray painted with Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Decor Paint!

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

The Supplies:

  • Wood round
  • 2 chip brushes
  • Paper towel or shop towels
  • 1 small container or plastic cup for mixing paint & water
  • water
  • Two screen door pulls for handles
  • Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Decor Paint in the colors Dark Roast & Vanilla Frosting
  • Country Chic Paint’s Natural Wax or Hemp Oil
  • Optional: stencil
  • Optional: make-up sponge for stenciling

Using a chip brush, randomly apply Vanilla Frosting paint to the round in multiple areas.  Let dry.

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Mix approximately ½ dark roast paint and ½ water in a small cup.

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Use a chip brush to apply thinned paint to surface of round. Wipe back with shop towel or paper towel. Let dry.

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Once dry, use a dry brush technique (very little amount of paint on a dry brush) to apply paint randomly on the surface to give a layered paint appearance.

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Let dry, apply your stencil, and dab on paint.

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

You can finish with Country Chic Paint’s Natural wax or Hemp oil to add protection, then attach your handles.

DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray Craft Project Tutorial with furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Watch Cheri demonstrate this project in this video:

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Cheri {Said Your Way Studio}

Said Your Way is a mother & daughter studio that I opened along with my daughter, Allison in April, 2015. Our hope is that we can help you paint an awesome piece that will be a keepsake for your home. Each and every order/sale is truly a blessing to our LARGE, LOUD, family of 10.

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