Cabinet Door Serving Trays

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I found 2 cabinet doors at a garage sale for $2. With a little chalk and chalkboard paint I was able to upcycle them into serving trays. Use them as a serving tray, message board, and more – these make great gifts!

I started by removing the hardware that was still on them, filling the holes with wood filler, letting that dry, and sanding the entire door.

I started by removing the hardware that was still on them, filling the holes with wood filler, letting that dry, and sanding the entire door.

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Once that was done I wiped the whole thing clean.

Once that was done I wiped the whole thing clean.

I painted one of the boarders with Home Decor Chalk Paint Lilac and the other Home Decor Chalk Paint Parisian Gray. I painted 2 coats letting it dry between each coat.

I painted one of the boarders with Home Decor Chalk Paint Lilac and the other Home Decor Chalk Paint Parisian Gray. I painted 2 coats letting it dry between each coat.

I painted the center of both of them with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and let it dry completely.

I painted the center of both of them with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and let it dry completely.

I got drawer handles at Lowes for $2 for each of them. We drilled a guide hole where the screws would go, and then screwed them into place.

I got drawer handles at Lowes for $2 for each of them. We drilled a guide hole where the screws would go, and then screwed them into place.

I seasoned both of the chalkboards by coating them in chalk and erasing them. This helps the words to "not stick".

I seasoned both of the chalkboards by coating them in chalk and erasing them. This helps the words to “not stick”.

You can use these boards to write greetings, messages, what your serving, etc.

You can use these boards to write greetings, messages, what your serving, etc.

Use them to treat yourself - makes a great gift. You can also use them at festive occasions. They are an extremely useful item all year around.

Use them to treat yourself – makes a great gift. You can also use them at festive occasions. They are an extremely useful item all year around.

I found 2 cabinet doors at a garage sale for $2. With a little chalk and chalkboard paint I was able to upcycle them into serving trays. Use them as a serving tray, message board, and more - these make great gifts!

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  1. Such a cute idea! I love when people think of alternate uses for items like cabinet doors. Thanks for sharing. This might be something I could actually do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Lisa, I had been wanting to make a serving tray after seeing so many people create them. Find these cabinet doors was a great excuse to give it a try – and you’re right, they’re so fun and easy to do.

  2. I really like how you made the inset of your new tray a chalkboard. I hopped over to your moose bench post and I love how that turned out! I’m visiting from A Morning Cup of Joe where I shared #29. I started following you on Pinterest. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much and I’m thrilled you like both of the projects. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

  3. What a great idea! Wouldn’t have thought of cabinet doors as trays.
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  4. These cabinet door serving trays are fabulous. I really like the idea of the handles on them. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Amy – they’re so versatile and useful

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