DIY: Frame Turned Tray
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With the excitement of Spring finally here (our snow is almost all melted), I started spicing up the house with a few lighter + brighter elements. The first area that I started with… The Foyer! The entryway of the home is the perfect place to get the Spring time decor rolling. Incorporating trays are a design-must in my book for styling tabletops + vignettes. After clearing off the top of the gold dresser to start with a fresh palette, I knew I needed a new tray. So I made one…
From Frame to Tray, check out my new Spring entry vignette. It’s simple, but fresh…
This frame turned tray took no time at all to create + the cost was much less than any trays I’ve recently seen or purchased in the past. Plus, the beauty of it is, it’s customizable. More on that in a minute…
For this project, these are the materials I used:
> Frame – I simple picture frame with a flat, simple edge is a must for the hardware to lay flat. The size frame I chose fits an 11 x 14 picture
>Cabinet Pulls (for the kitchen or bath – I got these gold pulls from Lowe’s)
> Something special to display – I chose to use a piece of leftover wallpaper from my powder room, but try a family picture, kids artwork, or anything that is meaningful to you.
Last, but most important for this project is Elmer’s ProBond Advanced!
This project literally took minutes to make.
Using the amazing formula, Elmer’s ProBond, which is magical when it comes to adhering a porous material with a non-porous material (Mixed Materials like wood to metal for this DIY project), I added the “glue” to the metal pull.
Then I “eyed it” and placed the pull in the center of the frame surround. Same with the second pull, and voila, the frame instantly became a tray. From vertical to horizontal…
The next step was the fun part, customizing the tray with leftover wallpaper scrap (from the powder room).
After figuring out what I wanted to see within the matting space, I cut a piece of wallpaper to size.
And the result…
With the Elmer’s ProBond Advanced there was no messy foam residue, as sometimes found with other glues. Just as we’re used to the plain ole’ white Elmer’s glue (yup, the kind our kids use), the ProBond didn’t run at all. Once I attached the pull to the frame, there was a little “seepage” that I simply used a paper towel to clean up around the edges.
Think about all the projects – big and small – you could tackle with this magical formula?!
Taking a step further, I created another Spring tabletop vignette using the Frames Wallpaper that I used in my boys room and shared a few weeks ago…
And there it is. A 10-minute DIY creation using a magic formula like no other!
Be sure to check back next week for the result of another DIY project I am working on. It involves the Elmer’s ProBond Advanced again, but on a larger scale project. Like I said, for big or small, this glue is awesome.