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Make Your Own Serving Tray

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  • Estimated Time

    1 Hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Small Marble Slab (12” x 18”)
    • Two Cabinet Handles
    • Maximum Strength Adhesive Glue
    • Drop cloth
    • Tack Cloth

This marble serving tray is both chic and affordable. Here’s how we made ours in just three simple steps.

  1. PREPARE: Always work in a well-ventilated area and cover your surroundings with a drop cloth to protect them from overspray. Wipe the cabinet handles down with a tack cloth to remove any dust or dirt.
  2. PAINT: To paint the cabinet handles, first shake your can of Stops Rust Metallic spray paint in Rose Gold for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, hold the can upright 10-16" away from the cabinet handles and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. Wait 10 minutes for the paint to dry to the touch, then flip the handles over and coat the opposite side. Let the handles dry for up to 24 hours before attaching them to the marble.
  3. ATTACH: Once the handles are dry, use maximum strength adhesive glue to attach them to the marble slab. Let the glue dry for at least 24 hours before using the tray.

To complete the look, use your remaining spray paint to paint stripes on a glass for a decorative utensil holder. You can also use Chalkboard spray paint to make labels for the delicious food you’re serving. Bon Appetit!