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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Frame Turned Tray

I found this really nice big frame at the thrift store for $4.00. I thought of a couple different uses for it but then decided to turn it into a tray.

Here's a picture of it. Notice the "matting" around the picture, well it's fake. It's part of the picture. So anyway I knew I wasn't going to use the picture so it didn't matter anyway, but just thought it was kind of funny.



First off I covered the glass because there was backing on the frame, which I ended up ripping off anyway.



Then gave it a coat of white spray paint. I didn't cover it very good because I wanted to give it a distressed look so some of the brown was still showing.



After it got some spray paint, I added a black handle on each side that I found at Home Depot for $2.79 each. So I drilled some holes and then attached the handles.



I found some cute outdoor material at JoAnn's for $4.50. I got a 1/2 yard but only used half of it.



I hot glued the material to the cardboard backing of the frame.



Then I put it back in the frame and there ya go - Tray.



Add a few accessories and use it as a table center piece, or on a coffee table or even on your outdoor picnic table.



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21 comments:

  1. I like the idea of "the distress look"
    thank you

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  2. I love this idea..I keep thinking I want to buy a frame just to try it. :p Do you put the glass back in??

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  3. I love this! This is such a great idea! I was actually thinking about how to make a cute tray just yesterday and this is perfect! Thanks for coming by my blog yesterday! I agree, cookies would be great on the plate!!

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  4. I did put the glass back in for a hard surface that would be easy to clean, but you could leave it out too.

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  5. Thanks for the answer!! :D I was thinking it would be that way, but wasn't sure if there was some hazard or something that made glass a poor choice. :) Well, I have a huge stack of frames in the garage to plunder...I think I should get it started! :D

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  6. Not sure why I above I said I needed to buy...unless I was thinking I wanted a much larger than I owned frame? :p Who knows..but now I just look like a total ditz. :lol:

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  7. SO ADORABLE! A TOTAL FAV. THING i have seen today! I so need to make one of these. I love all the pieces you used to set on top of it. I almost bought that large wood flower at Roberts Crafts the other day, but I put it back. Love this, thanks for linking and your support too. Jenn

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  9. Such a cute idea I love it. I featured this on my new blog today go check it out and grab a button!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2010/07/frame-turned-tray.html

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  10. What a great idea! I think I have a frame I can use and left over fabric I bought at JoAnn's and used to recover a chair a few weeks ago.

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  11. That is completely fabulous! Very smart!

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  12. This turned out fabulously! What creativity!

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  13. I love the fabric you chose. Heading to Joanns today!

    Cheers,
    Laura

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  14. I saw a similar post to this on Lemon Tree Creations, but I love the fabric you chose for yours and I love that you added handles.

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  15. I am REALLY loving this! What a fantastic job! Looks so great!

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  16. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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  17. Hi Kathy. What a fabulous transformation. I love the white and green - very pretty! I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase party! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  18. Very clever, I never would have thought to turn a frame into a tray, I really like how you arranged the things on it. Lovely!

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  19. Great project! I'm putting your tray in the PoPP Spotlight.

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  20. Very cute! Love the idea of using a frame. I can't wait to look around your blog!

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  21. Here from HOH! This idea is so cute!

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