I think I’m starting to have a thing for trays! So why not a very funky checkerboard tray as well?
This idea came quite by accident. I created something I’m going to be revealing on Friday and wanted something cool for the top of it. Luckily, two checkerboards were staring back at me from my pile and I got a brainstorm.
An old reclaimed board was cut in half, then attached from behind with a wide chunk of plywood for support.
Two wooden checkerboards were screwed onto the planks, then slightly distressed with a palm sander to remove the newness.
I love using drywall screws because I can’t seem to strip them like I do others.
Ready for some major quirk? I used chunks of 2×4’s and vintage yardsticks for the handles. The 2×4 chunks were screwed in from underneath.
Cute, huh? I thought so! I just love me some woodsy wood.
Couldn’t be easier! So let’s put it to some good use, shall we?
Much better! Two of my newest most favourite books! More on these guys soon!
It’s perfect! The tray is totally functional, looks rather cool if I do say so myself, and also acts as a coaster for beverages.
Wait till you see what it’s sitting on. Check back on Friday to see!
Like funky trays?
Here’s my bingo tray…
and my branch handled tray. Too fun!