My name is Lindsay & I run a blog called Southern Lovely.
Today I am going to share how to make a beadboard decorative tray, that can be used for any holiday, or really any type of centerpiece. Inspiration was taken from here.
Strip of molding/trim
Before I went to Lowes to purchase my supplies, I figured out my measurements, which allowed me to have my bead board cut directly in the store. FYI–my measurements were 10×24 inches.
Here’s What I did:
This is where my handy husband came in–using a Miter saw, he cut the molding to fit on the already cut bead board.
Then apply liquid nails to secure it all together.
Next I primed the entire piece, then painted & glazed.
I used this technique to glaze it.
Basically you dip a sponge brush in the glaze, paint where you’d like it to go, then wipe the excess off with a damp cloth. It’s pretty much fool proof. 🙂
Once it was all dry, I sprayed it with a protective coat.
Now that you have a beautiful new tray, here is the fun part–decorating!
Since this is a Thanksgiving centerpiece, here is what I added.
Glass jars, purchased from the Dollar Store
Berry twigs–from Michaels on sale for $1/each
Sticks–from Michaels, you could even use some from outside
Beans–Navy & Pinto
Festive & easy, right!
I am really excited to have this little tray to work with from now on. It will be fun to switch out the centerpieces each season.
I also made the little burlap runner, which I will be posting the tutorial on my blog soon.
So, what do you think–did I do okay posting on Jen’s awesome blog?? I was a bit nervous, lots of pressure. 🙂
Thanks for having me! If you want to check out more DIY’s, sewing projects or just plain crafting, stop by & say hi!
Lindsay – thanks for such a great tutorial. I love your beadboard centerpiece!!
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Love the idea from your guest poster. Simple and elegant all at once.
I totally went by the Dollar Store on the way home yesterday and picked up some of those glasses! Thanks for the inspiration!
love the berry twigs, i could decorate with them all year around, lol!
Southern Fried Gal says
Cute idea and it is styled nicely for fall. I love the fall wreath – adorable. Thanks for sharing new friends!
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The tray is wonderful, but my favorite are the tights! Oh so cute!!
cuuuuute! Yay, one more thing for my to-do list! 🙂
[email protected] says
That’s a great idea with the bead board!!! Nicely done 🙂
Jayme C says
Love this! Really loving that I have all the supplies to knock one of these out before Thanksgiving! Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂
[email protected] says
I love the bead board and molding combo! Your display is beautiful with your gorgeous base and punch of rich fall colors. So, so elegant and stunning.
Fantastic tutorial, Lindsay!!! I hope to do one for myself now… I feel so inspired!
Love the fabulous centerpiece! Lindsay rocks!!
I love that beadboard centerpiece! I have the scraps in my pile to make that right now! Thanks for a great tute!
Fabulous centerpiece! So simple and festive!
Karen Weight says
I love it! I have some beadboard and molding. I need to make this!
That is too cute! I love beadboard!
katie mcfarland says
Love it! I think I’ll be trying to recreate this weekend. My table is in DIRE need of some festivness.
I wonder if you could Increase the size of the “tray” and make it a big frame for the Fireplace and surround it with similar things. HMMM…the possibilities are endless!!!
LoVe it!! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing! Smiles~Beth
Cookbook Queen says
I am so loving this!! It’s only 7:30 am and I’m already shouting measurements and Lowes supplies for my husband to pick up 🙂
A Mother and A Daughter says
Love that beadboard tray! And I’m going to have to make some of those tights! ~ Barbara
Jessica @ Two Shades of Pink says
YAY LINDSAY! This is just gorgeous! I really love this!
Heidi @ Decor & More says
Cool project! You will get some serious mileage out of that awesome tray. Thanks for sharing!
very pretty LIndsay! you never cease to inspire me! your awesome!!!