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Drinks are served! – DIY Serving Tray

Posted: July 14, 2017 by lifeonthegulfstream

You all should know James loves to cook! Doing dishes not so much, but LOVES to cook. So, today we made a serving tray. If you have extra tile laying around this is a great project for you!

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  • 12×24 ft marbled tile from Home Depot
  • 2 cabinet door pulls with hardware (Length we chose was 9in)
  • Diamond or carbide drill bits
  • Rubber cabinet door stoppers (used as feet)


  • Cordless drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure

Start by measuring your tile and pulls. Mark backside of tile for drilling. The most important thing is the pulls end up straight across from each other. After tile is marked you are ready to start drilling. Using drill bits made for cutting through tile is very important, so the tile doesn’t crack or break. The drilling will take time and patience, water will help keep the drill bits from burning. After holes are made you are ready to screw in your hardware. Now put on the stoppers and you have a beautiful serving tray ready for entertaining!

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  • Allison|Upright and Caffeinated July 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    What a great idea!! I actually have some countertop samples that are about that size…i might have to try This! Beautiful drink tray!

    • lifeonthegulfstream July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure that would work just as well! Might be a little thicker, so would just take longer to drill the holes! If you try it let us know how it turns out!

  • Pamela Dukes July 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Love this idea. We just finished redoing a bathroom in different color grey’s. Think we still have a large one left over. If you could find the wooden handles and slip them over the edge would be idea. No drilling at all then.

    • lifeonthegulfstream July 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      I don’t know if I’ve seen the wooden handles you’re talking about? But, I have seen it done with glue on another pinterest tutorial which would definitely be easier. We just didn’t know how long that would last!

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