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Pop quiz! What is the birthstone for May? Emerald. What is the Pantone color of the year? Emerald. Oh wait, one more…Who was born in May and has been a fan of emerald since she learned it was her birthstone? Me!
When I found out that emerald is the Pantone color of the year, I wanted to find a fun and easy way to bring it into my home. I headed to my Lowe’s store with a gift card that they had sent me burning a whole in my pocket. I had no idea what I was going to do/make. I walked up and down the aisles until I found these Ponderosa Panels and then I knew I wanted to turn them into serving trays. We don’t have a coffee table in our living room, we use a multifunctional ottoman and I wanted some trays I could set on top when we want to use the ottoman as a coffee table.
Here’s how I made my DIY serving trays.
2 Ponderosa wood panels
Emerald Pantone color of the year paint in finish of your choice (a quart is more than enough for this project)
Brush for paint
Sealant (I used a spray paint version)
4 drawer pulls of your choice
I dipped the tip of the paint brush into the emerald paint and dry brushed the wooden panels sort of haphazardly until they looked like I wanted to them to.
Once the paint on the panels dried I used spray paint sealant to coat them.
I attached the drawer pulls with Liquid Nails and let them dry for 48 hours. Alternately, you could attach them with screws, but I’m lazy.
I put felt pads on the bottoms of the tray so they wouldn’t scratch my leather ottoman.
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