Instead of crafting, I should be doing so many other things!!! Spring cleaning should have begun already but instead i have 10 projects going on and I have made a trail of mess in every room. Why can't I just stick to one thing and get it finished?
So, I thought I would drop in and post about a little craft project that costs VERY little to make and I think it makes a big statement in a room. I am sure many of you have all of the supplies to make this on a rainy day like today.
I LOVE TRAYS! I love to add them to tables, dressers, centerpieces,etc. I think they add another layer to the rooms decor and keeps everything tidy and together. I also love that I can pick them up and move it from place to place when I need the area or when I am cleaning. I am just starting to collect a bunch of trays... Here are some that I have my eye on too...
picture from pierone.com
picture from pierone.com
For my coffee table, I decided to make a tray. I was really looking to buy one at the time but I decided to make one instead from a picture frame. There are tons of them floating around the Internet so you may have seen them before but here is the first one I made. I have a box of picture frames in my attic. I just had a lot more wall space in our previous home and I had the whole house plastered in family pictures. So I went up and grabbed an 8 by 10 black frame to make the tray. You can also find LOTS of CHEAP frames at thrift stores, goodwill, or walmart! You may need to give them a good coat of spray paint... The one I chose to use was black and already distressed so it was all ready to go.
I just simply took the back off of the frame and covered it with fabric. You could also use scrap booking paper or wallpaper instead. I then put it right back into the frame and kept the glass in place. (some people remove the glass but I wanted to keep it to make cleaning extra easy!)
I then picked up 2 cute bronze handles from lowes or home depot. Jimmy screwed one on each side to make it look more like a tray. They are very sturdy. Here is the final result.... So super easy and I love the charm it adds to the coffee table!
(FYI- I had one problem! The screws that held the handles on were scratching the coffee table when the kids would drag/push the tray. Super easy solution- I just bought the little felt circle pads from the dollar store. The ones you would put on the bottom of furniture. I attached 4 of them to the bottom of the frame. Problem solved! :)
Happy rainy Sunday here in Maryland!! :) We have needed this rain so badly. I hate to have it on the weekend but it is a great day to just chill. :)