This picket fence serving tray has been designed in my mind for a while now. I told you guys it has been pretty quiet around our house the last month or so, but this is one of the very few projects I worked on and I LOVE it! Hopefully you will too!
As you know I am obsessed with the pile of old fence pickets a friend of mine gifted me with, they are a never ending source of inspiration. You can buy new fence pickets and stain or paint them to replicate the look of this project if you want one of your very own.
Our kitchen island is rather large, so I always like something fun to display in the middle as a focal point and seasonal area in our home. The best part about making your own serving tray is the ability to make it fit your space EXACTLY. You eliminate trying to make store bought stuff work in your tiny space or searching for (and affording) items to fill a large area.
For this tray I simply cut the fence pickets in equal lengths, sanded and cleaned them. With left over wood I cut two cross bars to hold the tray together. I used wood glue to attached the cross bars and then secured them with wood screws for added stability.
Just so you guys don’t think we have our act all together over here I have a funny Valentine confession…I was the mom who was so proud the kids picked out their Valentine cards WEEKS ago, instead of running around like crazy the day before. They chose cute cards with emoji window clings, you know smiley faces with heart eyes, etc. Valentine’s eve the boys went to sign all their cards and discovered there were also poop emojis in the box. How is that even a thing?
I will never understand, but they thought it was the greatest thing ever and were fighting over who got all the poop emojis (that by the way said “you’re the bomb”). I NEVER saw that on the box! When I was little that would have been so embarrassing! To top it off when my youngest did his homework that night he wisely answered the following math question: Name two things in your house that are triangles. Poop emojis…of course. So glad we could contribute to your window décor this week friends! We may have a beautifully set table at our house, but you can just guess what the dinner conversation is about!
It’s good to be back in the swing of things and I look forward to sharing some new thoughts and projects with you guys. As always I appreciate you stopping by and would love it if you’d share this project or take a minute to say hello. Blessings friend
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