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. .


  1. What a clever idea Susan. Using those candle holders as legs for the tray. I think it is so pretty and rustic looking.

  2. Thank you so much Mary! Putting legs on thins can make all the difference! :)

  3. I'm patiently waiting for a Fusion stockist in Tucson! That product sounds intriguing. Were the wooden candle holders cut down or did they originate that size? Thanks!

    1. Yes you can buy them that size in Micheals! The stain/sealer is awesome I’m excited to use it again. See if you can get it online!!


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