Thursday, July 11, 2013

~thrifty thursday~{a frame turned into a tray}

I found this picture frame in the "as-is" clearance section at TJ Maxx. It was marked down to $20.00. I thought the shape was interesting and I loved the crackled finish. I bought it, then it sat, and sat, and sat. Finally I decided to get it out and do something with it.


The last thing I needed was something else for the wall, {I am running out of wall space!} so I decided to turn it into a tray.
The first thing I did was add handles. I used some vintage drawer pulls, but you could get clever with rope, etc.




Then I found this cool image on the "http://www.graphicsfairy-diy.com/2013/06/french-typography-transfer-patisserie.html">Graphics Fairy website, and printed it out onto card stock.



I put that behind the glass and sealed it back up.

On the bottom I added little cork "feet" so it wouldn't damage a tabletop.


And here it is all finished:






xoxo

11 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks great. I love the idea of a tray. Hugs, Marty

Msmoozy said...

Love changing the purpose of things! great piece, I will have to keep my eyes open for those cool frames as well now. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. Have a blessed day.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv it! I have a few frames turned trays... perfect!
Luv the crackle finish and the print you used.
Hugs, Gee

Lauren Davison said...

I love trays! I have a hard time passing up a great frame or tray myself!
-Lauren

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Super cute as always!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So cute!! Happy Thursday! xo Holly

Ashley C. said...

So cute - love all the fun French graphics from Graphics fairy too!

Sally said...

Now, that is adorable! I'd never think to do something that clever. :)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute! Great makeover - love the graphic.

juan said...

I had a question on your June 2012 blog restoration hardware subway knockoff. Did you print that on your home computer off of the RH website?
Thankyou!
I just discovered your blog and it's amaazing!

Alessandra Dandan said...

I love this idea! Great reuse of a frame! What kind of flowers are those in the vase? Those are lovely.

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