DIY Colorblock Tray

I was so glad to hear that lots of you are excited about 31 Days of Home. October should be an amazing month. Thanks to many of your ideas yesterday, my editorial calendar is already filling up.

31Days01

I thought I’d start these 31 Days with a DIY project. As you know, I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Bloggers Team. This month we were challenged to create a DIY serving tray. Inspired by the colors of the season and the geometric patterns that seem so trendy in the design world today. I came up with this round colorblock serving tray.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out. Not only am I obsessed with the orange and green combo, but the gold handles just take this piece over the top in the fabulousness department. Let me show you how easy it is to make.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

DIY Colorblock Tray

Here’s what you will need:

Large round wood disk
Two drawer pulls (to use as handles)
Spray paint (Primer, three colors of your choice and gold)
Painter’s tape
Handheld drill with drill bits
Felt pads
Measuring tape
Screw driver
Pencil

Let’s get creating!

First, give the wood disc a light sanding to remove any rough patches.

Next, spray both sides of the disc with primer. You’ll also want to coat the drawer pulls with primer if you have decided to paint them.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Once everything is dry, tape off the first section of the disc. Use scrap paper to cover any areas you do not want painted.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Then, start painting. When using spray paint, I recommend several very light coats instead of one heavy coat. This will make the drying process much quicker. Plus, you won’t have any issues with running paint.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Meanwhile, paint the drawer pulls gold (or the color you’ve chosen). To do this, I inserted a screw into each handle. Then, I tied a string to the screw and hung handle from a tree branch. This made the coverage quick and easy.

Once the first section of paint is dry on the disc, tape off the next one. Again, be sure to cover all of the other areas with paper to avoid any overspray.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Repeat this process for the final section of the tray.

Once everything is completely dry, find the location on the tray where you’d like each of the handles. Use a measuring tape to space them out evenly. Mark the locations on the tray with a pencil. Then, using a drill, make holes big enough for the screws provided with the drawer pulls.

Attach the handles with a screwdriver.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Finally, add four felt pads to the bottom of the tray.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

I love this project for so many reasons. First. It’s super simple – it just takes a little patience as you wait for the paint to dry. If you can, give yourself a few days to complete this to allow some of the paint to dry over night. This will prevent any paint peeling off with your tape.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Second, this project is completely customizable. You can choose any color or pattern that you like. Plus, you can have a blast playing around with different handles and finishes. You know how much I love gold these days so that was a no-brainer for me.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

Lastly, this tray is extremely versatile. You can use it like I did as a beverage platter, set it on your coffee table to hold magazines, or even use it on your dinning room table as a centerpiece. The options are endless.

DIY Colorblock Tray | Inspired by Charm #31DaysofHome

What do you think of my fun, new, and colorful tray?

And don’t forget, for even more ideas, visit Lowes Creative Ideas. You can also sign up to receive their free Creative Ideas Magazine, which is loaded with inspiration! There’s also a magazine app so you can have inspiration on the go! And, don’t forget to follow Lowe’s on Pinterest or on Instagram!

Fall-Badge-Rectangle

I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network (along with some other fantastic bloggers). I did receive a Lowe’s gift card to purchase supplies to complete my project. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.

  1. Love it. Fun idea. I gotta start trying some of these ideas. This would actually make a great hostess gift. Oooh there’s another idea for your 31 days. Hostess/Host gifts you can make at home.

    • Yes! A hostess / host gift! It would be perfect. Even better if you brought it with a plate of cookies.

      xo Michael

  2. This is seriously awesome. And EASY. I love easy so so much. Almost as much as I love gold handles.I can see my whipping these up for every single party. And downing the champs while I’m at it.

    • Thanks so much Shannon. And you could easily make these for every party for sure! The champagne is essential for sparking creative ideas. ;)

      xo Michael

  3. Gosh! You did it again!! You are awesome!!! I love this tray!!! Now……. where do I find that piece of wood here in Mexico!! In a very small town!!!!! Need to start looking for woodshops around here. I have a few ideas now…………….. Let me tell you I am looking forward to the 31 days!!!!!!!!!! Way to start this month!! I have to go take care of my kiddos meanwhile. Tomorrow I will start the search :)

    • Aww. Thanks so much Giselle. Do you have a home improvement store in your area? They should have one, or be able to get you one. If not, I’m pretty sure you can buy anything online these days. Good luck!

      xo Michael

    • I hear you. That’s always my thought with craft and DIY projects. I try and figure out a few uses /places for something before I create it. Same goes with buying an antique. If I have a few options or ideas for it. It’s bound to work somewhere.

      xo Michael

  4. Pingback: Mood Board Monday: Pumpkins |

  5. LOVE THIS! Pinned in one of my secret boards, ’cause it WILL be a holiday gift. Maybe two. Thanks, as usual for the inspiration!

Post a comment! (Need an avatar?)


6 − 1 =