How to Make a Rustic Stenciled Tray

This beautiful rustic tray was downright copied from my friend Donna...

White rustic tray with coffee stencil

Donna from Funky Junk Interiors has a gorgeous line of stencils called Old Sign Stencils.

These well made, popular stencils are perfect for all kinds of projects but today I'm making a coffee tray just like the one Donna made. 

You can visit her site to see the complete DIY on this project. 

I began my tray with repurposed wood... from a futon to be exact. 

wooden futon piece

I took apart the futon and used the boards for my tray. 

I attached the boards, then attached the handles. 

Wooden pieces screwed together to make a tray

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Silver handle attached to tray sides

I painted the tray white then stenciled on the Coffee Roasters stencil. 

I distressed the tray using a palm sander to give it a very rustic look. 

The tray is perfect for sitting by the fire sipping on a warm cup of coffee.

White stenciled coffee tray with coffee cup and napkin

White coffee tray in front of chair and wood burning stove

White stenciled tray with coffee roasters stencil

Stop over to see more of Donna's Old Sign Stencils

Click here to see my Farmhouse Bench created from more futon wood.
(Don't pass this wood up on the side of the road!)

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Disclosure: I received the stencil and paint for doing this post with product.  However, all the opinions stated here are my own. I only use products I love and would recommend to my viewers.


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .