This DIY monogrammed wooden stovetop cover and tray is a great way to add more work and counter space to your kitchen but it can also function as a serving tray when not in use.
Hi Ideas for the Home readers, it’s Lori from Greco Design Company and today’s post is both useful and pretty. Follow the easy-to-make instructions to create your own Monogrammed Wooden Stovetop Cover and Tray. It’s easy to make, and the monogram adds a personal touch to any home.
I don’t know about you but I always seem to need extra counter space. My stovetop is an electric cooktop and even though it’s a flat surface, I don’t want to scratch and ruin the surface with everyday prep work. This wooden stove top cover works over any cooktop surface too.
In addition to adding to my everyday counter space, this wooden cover becomes a bar area when we entertain. And the handles make it easy to move and function as a tray too.
How to Make a monogrammed WOODEN stovetop cover and tray
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You’ll need a few pieces of wood and some basic tools but making this wooden stove top cover is an easy, fun summer project.
What you need:
- A large piece of wood for the base – I use common board because it’s pretty inexpensive and it’s good durable wood. You can find almost any size pieces at most home improvement stores. My cover is 30 x 22″
- A saw (most home improvement stores will cut wood pieces down for you of you don’t have a saw)
- Wood stain – I used this one because I love the gray color but I’ve been using these Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths too and they’re another great option.
- Sandpaper or electric sander
- Wood glue
- Acrylic paint
- Small paintbrush
- Old rags or paper towels
- Two drawer handles with screws. I got mine at Lowes, but these are similar.
- Polyurethane sealer
- Access to a computer
This tutorial has step-by-step pictures and instructions. Follow them and you’ll have a stunning stove cover for your next party.
1. measure your stovetop
First, measure your stovetop area and find a piece of wood that will work. Also, get 2 pieces of wood for the side handles. These pieces can be any width you’d like – they just need to accommodate the handles (mine are 4″ wide). Cut your wood with a saw if needed.
2. Sand & stain the wood
You’ll want to sand the wood so that the edges are smooth and rounded, and the surface is good for staining.
Then, stain all three pieces of wood your desired color. I use paper towels for easy cleanup. Just rub the stain into the wood and let it dry.
3. attach the wood sides
Once the stain is completely dry, attach the smaller wood pieces to the left and right sides with the wood glue. Be sure they’re straight and let the glue dry fully.
4. design & transfer your monogram
This step is optional and you can do a monogram or any generic design. If you opt for a generic design, It’s easy to find free clip art online. But no matter what design or letter you choose, you can follow these instructions on how to transfer it onto the wood.
- Be sure that the stain on the wood is completely dry before doing this.
- Print out either your design or monogram onto a piece of paper at the size you would like.
- Then turn the paper over and trace the outline of your monogram/design onto the back of the paper with a pencil.
- Then flip the paper over so that’s it’s right reading, place it on the cover where you want it to go and, with your pencil, rub the outline of the monogram so that the pencil outline transfers onto the wood.
5. paint YOUR MONOGRAM
Once your monogram outline is transferred onto the wood, use your acrylic paint to fill in the design. You may need 2 coats of paint for this step.
6. SEAL THE WOOD
Once your paint is fully dry, add a coat of polyurethane sealer.
7. ATTACH THE HANDLES
Next, you’ll need to attach the handles. Mark where the handles will go and drill holes into your cover on either side. Then screw in the handles from the bottom.
Decorate your stovetop cover with extra decor items
Now you have extra countertop space when you need it for parties and entertaining! Isn’t it beautiful?
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