Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tray to Shelf Transformation


tray to shelf
 
Awhile back, I purchased this tray at GW for $4.99.  I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do with it…it was well built, solid wood.  Maybe a sign?  or how about a shelf?
 
tray to shelf
 
I mixed up a little diy chalkpaint, which you can see here.  I applied three coats and let it dry thoroughly.  I, then, printed this image of a tea advertisement from The Graphics Fairy.  I thought about trying to transferring it but since I’ve had trouble with it in the past, I decided to mod podge it!
 
mod podge graphic onto tray
 
After about 4 coats of mod podge, I let it dry over night.  I applied a coat of clear wax, then a coat of dark wax.
 
tray to shelf
 
I hung it in the china closet about the civil war utensils.  You can see those post here and here.  Here’s how it looks from the door.
 
china closet
 
The before and after….
 
2013-02-24
 
This project was quick and easy…the kind I like!  If I collect more little glass containers I even have room to add an additional shelf!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Sharing with:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make it Pretty @ The Dedicated House
Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Open House @ No Minimalist Here
Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Fabulously Creative Party @ Jennifer Rizzo
Tweak it Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Tips, Tutorials, & Tidbits @ StoneGable
Winter Blues Party @ DIY by Design
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing
 











27 comments:

  1. Super cute idea! I love the whole wall display!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Martina! It's a great way to "store" wicker trays!

      Delete
  2. So very creative! I love thrift store finds that can be made into something special!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks,Cathy! It was such a good solid piece that I couldn't pass it up!

      Delete
  3. Great idea! Looks perfect in your grouping. Jane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jane! I tried to find a graphic with a little color but one that would go with the room!

      Delete
  4. Ah-haa...the perfect shelf!! Lovely transformation :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a great idea, love the display!

    Cynthia

    ReplyDelete
  6. So clever! It looks wonderful in place, and I really love the graphic you chose for the "new" shelf. I admire your ability to envision and then create something like this!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That "ability to envision" doesn't happen too often! LOL! I had the tray for weeks before I thought of this! Have a blessed week, Tammy!

      Delete
  7. Such a clever idea! It makes a nice display shelf.

    I hope you'll come see My Daughter's Master Bath Redo! #83 at Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a wonderful way to transform a tray! I love your creative design ~ So sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Now that's one darling little shelf...wonderful transformation. Stop by today and grab my featured button (you can find it under my header) for your blog. Yes...you have been featured at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I'm honored that you chose my mugs out of all the other inspiring posts! Have a blessed week, Tammy!

      Delete
  10. I love it, Tammy! You have such a great vision. I probably would have only seen a blah brown tray and walked right past it. lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're selling yourself short, Suzy! I've seen all those fabulous posts of yours! Have a blessed week! Tammy

      Delete
  11. I LOVE this transformation!!! I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it before. You have done an amazing job! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  12. Tammy, it came out gorgeous! I always have trouble transferring graphics. I think next time will use the mod podge. You did a beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The mod podge made it so much easier! When I try to transfer other ways, it always seems to smudge! Have a blessed week! Tammy

      Delete
  13. Great and creative idea! And so attractive in the end! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I do not think I have ever seen a tray made with one side lower, than the other. How smart you were to think of using the taller side, as a shelf! Love the blue and white on it. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is totally unreal and so clever. Love your wall vignette too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a clever one you are! I love the transformation and how you are re-purposing it! Looks wonderful!
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  17. Interest tray! Wonderful find.
    Homa style is having an Inspire Me link party that just started!
    I would love it if you linked up:)
    Here's the link
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

    I do my best to help market all the inspiring projects through my social media sites.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the transformation! Please share your project at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great idea! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~