Outdoor Large Table Riser Tray

 I'm ready to decorate the deck even if the weather isn't. 

Today I'm creating a giant tray with legs for the center of my outdoor coffee table. 

I'm painting it to match my new patio covers and it couldn't be cuter! 

The supplies are readily available and it was very easy to make! 

outdoor table and furniture

This project was inspired by legs I've been holding onto from my daughter's old bedroom furniture.  

wooden tray and legs

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I began with an extra large wooden round from Home Depot. 

I attached 3 of the furniture legs securely to the bottom of the tray by drilling holes in the tray and screwing the legs into the tray. 

bottom of tray with furniture legs

My wood round was repurposed so it was black on the bottom. 

On the top of the tray I added handles repurposed from my kitchen renovation this year.

wooden tray with handles

This tray is huge and will be perfect for the DIY outdoor table I built. 

I painted the whole tray with 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk including the handles. 

white painted bottom of tray

painted top of tray

I painted one coat in one direction and the second coat in the other direction which gave the tray a linen look. 

painted white tray with handles and legs

Next, I picked the new Retro Star stencil from Old Sign Stencils. 

retro star stencil on tray

As you can see I've used it once before already! 

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I'm stenciling with Folk Art Color Shift Paint in Green Flash which is a beautiful lime green color that shimmers. 

retro star stencil on tray with green

As always if you have any "oops" spots they can be fixed with a thin paintbrush and the original background color. 

shimmer green retro star tray

You can see how beautifully this color shift paint shimmers! 

When the stencil dried I sprayed the tray with a spray sealer for outdoor use. 

white tray with green shimmer retro stars

I decorate the inside of my whole house in neutral colors but on my deck I go wild! 

My outdoor colors this year are blue and lime green!

A few years ago we replaced our deck with Trex composite decking. 

outdoor patio set with umbrella

Truth be told it's still pretty cold here right now! 

I like to change things up every year.  

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You can check out here how I made that cement mannequin new again

This year I bought an inexpensive round outdoor rug from Amazon for under the extra large table I built a few years ago. 

round blue outdoor area rug

I also got these outdoor cushion covers from Amazon that made all my older cushions match and they come in several sizes!

Update: Unfortunately the blue cushion covers have faded so I removed the link recommendation. 

outdoor blue and green cushions

The lime green outdoor pillow covers were another great find that covered my pillows from last year in several sizes too. 

outdoor pillows and a tray

Just a few updates gave my deck a whole new look this year! 

outdoor footed tray

Next comes the yard work

The extra large tray looks amazing in the center of the table and will be perfect for snacks or decorations. 

outdoor tray and patio cushions

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outdoor patio area

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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. .