Creating a simple DIY serving tray for your living room could not be easier! You can customize it to any shape, size, or style.
When we got our new sectional we discovered pretty quickly that there was one tiny problem with it.
Don’t get me wrong. This sectional is the best thing to happen to our home in a long time. It sits fabulously, the entire family can snuggle up together on it to watch movies, it fits plenty for a party, and it’s just stunning, if I do say so myself.
BUT, with a sectional we have no room to put end tables. Which means no place to put down a drink or set a book or, you know, put our crap on.
We did also buy an ottoman to go with the sectional but there is no way I’m letting anyone put a cup down on that. Its tufted and not completely flat.
I decided we need a serving tray for the couch. Just something small that is easy to move around but provides a solid flat surface when needed.
I also wanted something that matched our decor so this project just became a DIY!
I’m going to show you a super simple serving tray you can whip up in no time flat!
I had the hubs trim the boards down to 15″.
We placed the boards 1/8″ apart and used the remnants we cut off to connect them together using wood glue and short screws.
The screws aren’t so pretty, but we will cover them up later.
I applied it with a staining sponge and made sure to wear some latex gloves.
To get the stain between the boards I used a thick shop towel (you can find them by the roll at Walmart).
After the polyurethane was dry we added handles to the tray (handles also from Home Depot).
I love how not fancy they are. Silver, squared, and perfectly simple. Just what this tray needed!
Using felt that is of similar color to the stained wood, trim it to fit the underside slats of wood.
Use spray adhesive to attach the felt to the wood.
The felt works double duty hiding the screws and preventing the wood from catching on the threads of the couch/ottoman.
Plus its a great place to put the remote at the end of the day so we don’t have to search the couch for it.
Its just what I wanted.
Something simple, that would complement the sectional but not be a major focal point.
Is this simple DIY serving tray a project you would try?
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