DIY Outdoor Serving Tray
Now that the weather is warm we spend a lot of time on our deck, which is located directly off our kitchen and faces our backyard. We’re fortunate to have a decent size deck that houses our container garden, a sitting area plus a dining table with umbrella and chairs. When the weather permits, we like to enjoy our family meals on the deck as well as entertain in this space. The deck overlooks our backyard which is heavily wooded and I can pretend that I’m in a tree house. One that just so happens to have plumbing. I’m not really the camping type, have I mentioned that?
One thing we always need is extra serving space. A quick trip to Lowe’s and I picked up everything I needed to make this easy outdoor serving tray that comes together as soon as your paint is dry. The base is a steel PLANT STAND and the top (serving tray) is a terra cotta saucer. You can paint the saucer whatever color matches your decor or your mood. I chose a can of Valspar Outdoor Color in white. I went with a neutral color that would go with the theme of ANY outdoor entertaining I would be doing over the summer and into fall.
A few coats of spray paint and we were done. There’s even extra paint left over for another project. Simply place your serving tray onto the plant stand and voila, instant outdoor serving tray. The tray can be moved from the plant stand directly to the table. I’m planning on making at least one more. I know we’ll be using them all summer long. Serving up all kinds of libations like this blueberry lemonade.
When we’re not using it to entertain, I’m planning on placing our lanterns on it with succulents inside. Options you know how much we like them. Now who’s ready for some lemonade? Any maybe helping me sand and paint our deck? Just kidding. Kind of.
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