With Earth Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a project that uses repurposed items. I used bits and pieces from both the thrift store and my home to make a beautiful tray. I love the way it looks on my coffee table!
- Frame (11 x14), on hand or $1 and up
- Drawer Pulls, on hand or $1 and up
- Glue, on hand
- Spray Paint, on hand
- Scrapbook paper, on hand
Total: Free to $1 and up
Step one: Glue the handles onto the sides of the frames. I used E-6000 with a bit of hot glue to hold the drawer pulls in place while the glue set.
Step two: Remove the glass and backing and spray paint the frame and handles.
Step three: Measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit the glass.
Once the paint has dried, place the glass and paper back in the frame. This pretty tray can be changed often by simply switching out the paper behind the glass. I painted an old espresso maker to match the tray, and filled it with flowers. I love how they look together, and how I was able to combine several outdated items that were destined for the trash to make pretty home decor. Have fun repurposing and creating!