Turn a Picture Frame Into a Serving Tray

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Today, I am sharing a fun picture frame project. I bought a cheap frame at a Goodwill store for about $2.50. The frame was a nice size and made of wood, so I immediately knew that I wanted to turn it into a serving tray.

I’ve said it before, and I will repeat it: I love turning trash into treasure! It’s amazing what you can do with items found at a thrift store or tucked away in your closet collecting dust. All you need is a little imagination and creativity, and you can make something old look new and beautiful!


Follow the instructions below for inspiration.



  • 13.5″x16.5″ Picture Frame
  • 2 Pull Handles
  • Waverly Inspirations White Chalk Paint
  • Decorative Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Screws


  • I began by cleaning the frame with a damp rag, and by removing the glass and other parts.


  • Next, I used my drill to place holes in the frame.




  • Then, I painted the frame with white chalk paint. I enjoy using this paint because it dries quickly, and I don’t need to use a lot of it.



  • After the paint had dried, I used sandpaper to distress the picture frame lightly.


  • Finally, I screwed in the handles and added decorative paper to the frame.



I love the way this serving tray turned out. The best part about this project is that I can switch out the paper for any holiday or occasion. I finally have another way to use all the rolls of wrapping paper I bought last year.


Thanks for reading. Have a great day!





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