1 Tray, 5 Ways

It’s no secret that I love the DIY rustic chalkboard tray that I shared a while back.

Not only was it easy to make, but it’s so versatile.

Today, I’m sharing 5 different ways that it can be used.

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1. Breakfast in Bed

I shared this idea originally, but it’s such a fabulous idea. Why not use it for a breakfast in bed delivery? It’s such an easy project, that it would be a great gift for mother’s day too…. after she enjoyed all the goodies on the tray!

DIY Rustic Chalkboard Serving Tray by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Rustic Chalkboard Serving Tray by The Wood Grain Cottage

2. Silverware Tray

Hosting a party? Here’s a perfect way to set out the silverware.

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

3. Fall Centerpiece

How pretty would it be in the entry way or as the table centerpiece? Love that freshly harvested wheat, too!

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

4. Christmas Centerpiece

Much like the fall centerpiece, this tray is perfect for a Christmas centerpiece too. Or what about using it as a Christmas countdown?

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain  Cottage

5. Writing Station

Apart from seasonal decorating, this tray is fabulous on any desk and makes for a perfect writing station.

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

And there you have it, 1 tray, 5 ways. And there’s still so many different ways to use it! It’s versatile!

1 Tray, 5 Ways by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. Love all your ideas:)

  2. Oh my girl…absolutely LOVE ‘EM ALL!!! I have to admit, the Christmas one is my favorite! Have a blessed weekend beautiful…
    Blessings & <3
    M
    Ps. You make me smile as well…such a dolly;)

  3. Shayna I think I’ve said it before but I really love this tray! You made great use out of it 3 ways today too!
    Susan

  4. Oh my! You are the best decorator!! Your style is what I’d like to achieve!!! And the board!!! I’m just not an outside the box thinker. You’ve inspired me! I forget the original post exactly(the how to make) but my hubby just cut down a tree that was not doing great and I was gone!!!! So I got not one limb to have it made into this:/
    It’s the wood bark edge that makes it special.
    Thank you again for all the effort it took to set up and then photo all these great ideas!

    • THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment, Gwen! I’m so glad you’re inspired! Yay!
      Your tray will turn out fabulous… especially since it’ll be made from your tree! :)
      Happy weekend!
      -Shayna

  5. all these are great and pretty ideas Shayna! :-)

  6. I rarely comment on blogs. I just found yours and it’s my favorite I’ve been to, so I had to tell you. All of your project ideas are really creative. You give very concise instructions and make them all seem do-able. Your style is very natural, which is the same thing I try to create in my home. I am excited to see what you come up with next, especially for fall. Thank goodness for Pinterest, which is how I found you!

    • Hi Laura! Welcome to the WGC! I’m so happy you found me too! :)
      Thank you so very much for the super sweet comment. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the blog!
      -Shayna

  7. Susan Casselman says:

    I love your entire website and you are so creative! I’m going home this weekend to try several of your projects…hopefully can come close to what you have done. I especially love this one!
    thank you so much,

    • THANK YOU so much for the super sweet comment, Susan! I’m so excited that you’re going to try some of my projects!
      Enjoy and Happy Weekend! :)
      -Shayna

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