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Monday, March 23, 2015

Perfectly Rustic Pallet Tray

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  My youngest ended up getting really sick and since my husband was away I spent the majority of the weekend at home, taking care of him.   Needless to say, it was a much needed lazy weekend with lots of cuddles.   I did manage to make it to the grocery store once my husband got home, which was pretty much the extent of my productivity.

Since I wasn't able to get any new projects completed, I thought I would finally share another project I made for the craft fair.  These pallet trays are so easy to build and can be customized in so many ways.

Are you ready of this super easy tutorial?  It's going to be one of the quickest and easiest projects you will ever make.

I started by rough cutting the boards off the pallet using a circular saw.   I used two pieces of the wider boards for the bottom of the tray and two pieces of the smaller boards for the top.  I was going for more of a rustic look and didn't do a whole lot of precise measuring.  Who has time for all that?
I used wood glue to attach the boards then reinforced them with a few screws.   If you are worried about scratching surfaces you can also use flat screws and felt guards.
Originally, I didn't paint the trays.  I liked the rustic look of the aged wood, but later decided it would be fun to give them a little pop of color.  Using leftover Americana chalky finish paint, I applied a light coat of paint then sanded it for a distressed look.
 The addition of a few inexpensive pulls finished off the tray.

I love that it's not only functional, but stylish as well.


  1. I am always looking for cool trays! This is the cutest!

  2. This so cute. My husband brings a lot of pallets home from work. They are currently being used to build fences but I'm sure there's plenty for projects like this.

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