DIY Faux Marble and Wood Serving Tray

Date
Mar, 22, 2016


Craft Redux

I’m really excited about this post today guys! It shows how far I’ve come in two years with this blog and how my style has changed and matured. I teamed up with Wayfair for a Craft Redux, which means I got to take my first ever DIY project and give it a makeover! I kinda cheated because my very first makeover was a piece of furniture, but my first crafty post was this Pallet Board Serving Tray. I liked it at the time, but I honestly never really used it. It just sat on our kitchen table as a little centerpiece. And then it fell apart because the glue didn’t stick. Womp womp. So fast forward to today and I’ve created a new and improved Faux Marble and Wood Serving Tray 🙂

DIY FAUX MARBLE AND WOOD SERVING TRAY

DIY Serving Tray

This was really so easy to make and cost way less than paying for a similar one. These types of cutting boards and serving trays are all over the place right now but they can be expensive due to the marble. But guess what?? You don’t have to use real marble 😉

SUPPLIES FOR DIY FAUX MARBLE AND WOOD SERVING TRAY

Marble Contact Paper
Wood
Leather
Gold Thumbtacks

Serving tray DIY Supplies

I had a piece of scrap wood that was the perfect size for my tray but not the perfect color. You could totally keep the wood raw and use it that way, but I wanted to add a little depth and color to it. I used a couple different stains to get the color just right, rotating between a few layers of each. Then I sealed it up with some all natural wax.

DIY Wood and marble serving tray

Once your wood is dry and ready cut a piece of your marble contact paper and peel off the backing. Now since I used the natural wax on my wood, the paper didn’t want to stick very well, so I used some adhesive spray for reinforcement. Once your paper is on, you can attach your leather handles using your gold thumbtacks.

Leather straps on serving tray

And that’s it! Easy peasy right? I know I’ll be getting a lot more use out of this tray than I did the first one I made. I love how high end it looks, and it barely cost me anything to make.

Marble and Wood Serving Tray

Faux Marble DIY with contact paper

Big thanks to Wayfair for sponsoring this post! If you’re in need of some craft supplies for your next project, go get inspired!

DIY Faux Marble and Wood Serving Tray

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31 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus

    April 4, 2016

    What a fun idea — this makes me want to go dig up my first tute and see what it was (and how crazy the pictures were!).

  2. Reply

    Pam @ The Birch Cottage

    March 24, 2016

    Love the look!

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      brepurposed

      March 31, 2016

      Thanks Pam!

  3. Reply

    Rachel Hinderliter

    March 24, 2016

    I am obsessed with this – it’s so beautiful!!!

  4. Reply

    Tan of Squirrelly Minds

    March 23, 2016

    Bre this looks SO GOOD. Seriously what did we do before we realized marble contact paper wasn’t just for lining drawers?

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      brepurposed

      March 24, 2016

      Right?! The stuff is amazing! Thanks Tan 🙂

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    Rebecca E. Parsons

    March 23, 2016

    That is a very clever use of contact paper Bre.

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      brepurposed

      March 24, 2016

      Thank you Rebecca!

  6. Reply

    Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling

    March 23, 2016

    SMARTIE!!!

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    Susan

    March 22, 2016

    Oh, so lovely and sophisticated. I could make these as wedding and new home gifts.

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      brepurposed

      March 24, 2016

      Thanks Susan! They would definitely make great gifts!

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    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    March 22, 2016

    Oh my Lord, this is genius! I literally thought you had glued a piece of marble to a piece of wood when I saw your teaser pic. I cannot believe you used Contact paper! Awesome.

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      brepurposed

      March 24, 2016

      ha thanks Bre! The stuff is amazing!

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    Cyd

    March 22, 2016

    Such an awesome idea! I picked up a roll of marble contact paper recently that I am going to be playing with this week. The stuff is genius.

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      brepurposed

      March 24, 2016

      Seriously genius! I can’t wait to use it again 🙂

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    Emily @ Table & hearth

    March 22, 2016

    I totally thought that was real marble!! That is quite the redux!

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      brepurposed

      March 22, 2016

      ha! Looks so real doesn’t it?!

  11. Reply

    Kristi

    March 22, 2016

    This is SO, SO pretty Bre! LOVE how it turned out!

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      brepurposed

      March 22, 2016

      Thanks Kristi!!

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    Katie @ Little House of Four

    March 22, 2016

    This is gorgeous Bre! I love the mix of materials, especially those beautiful leather pulls. Great job on another awesome project!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 22, 2016

      Thanks Katie!! I love the way it turned out!

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