How to Make a Wooden Wine Barrel Footed Tray

       Sometimes a thrift store find just needs a tiny tweak to make it perfect! 

How to Make a Wine Barrel Footed Tray

This tray was beautiful when I found it, great wrought iron handles and a beautiful wine barrel image.

But I had an idea to make it even better!

At one time I found a whole bag of wooden candle holders. 

I knew when I found them they would make great bun feet someday. 

How to add bun feet to a tray

Today was that day, I added 4 to the bottom of this tray using wood glue and screws. 

You can see the very light finish this tray had when I found it in this photo. 

My next step was to paint the entire bottom of the tray black. 

Adding feet to a diy wooden tray

When the bottom was dry I used my new favorite antiquing stain over the top of the tray. 

I recently found a product made by Fusion Mineral Paint called Antiquing Tough Coat. It is a stain and matte sealer in one and is a gorgeous color! Check with your nearest Fusion Mineral Paint dealer for more information. 

How to Make a DIY Wine Barrel Footed Tray

The small additions I made to this tray gave it a great new look! 

How to add feet to a wooden tray

Sometimes it only takes a little tweaking to make a 
thrift store find perfect!

How to Make a Wooden Wine Barrel Footed Tray

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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. .