Sunday, February 21, 2010

DIY Tray for Spring

I have many many projects around my apartment and the weekends are a great time to get them done. I found this great wooden box (below) at a thrift store for ONE DOLLAR. Obviously when I saw it, I had big plans for it.

This is the box I got, except without the yuppie wooden toy fruit.

I wanted something fun and bright because Spring is coming! I can feel it, I don't care what that little varmint says about his shadow.

I got this pink called "Heart to Heart" at the hardware store for $3.99. Perfect.

I painted the whole thing even though I knew that I was going to put fabric down on the bottom. I gave it two coats.

I got this fabric about 2 years ago at Mood and I've been wanting to use it FOREVER. I thought that it would really make the pink pop. I cut it to fit the little wooden tray and....

Voila! I took a little spray adhesive and did a light layer before laying the fabric down in the bottom of the tray.

I replaced the other wooden tray I have with this fun poppy little one on my coffee table. I'll probably change the display on the inside but we'll see. That's what is fun about a little tray like this: It cost me about 5-6 dollars in the end and if I don't like it after a few months, I can a) carefully repaint it or b) switch it out and bring it back another time. For now I really love it though, it's brightening up my living room and making me think of Spring.

Have a Happy Monday!

Alicia B.


@gogirlee said...

Love this kind of stuff, like the awesome tree stump I found - foot stool next to a mint-green deco chair with redwood legs. This just makes yr day.

bazaarofserendipity said...

omg! Im obsessed with this tray it turned out sooo cute!

ps. having a giveaway on my blog if you would like to enter!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Love the coral color...nice work! xx

Cristin said...

brilliant! I think my kids still have that toy and box. I am going to do this when they are finished playing w it.