Don't you love trays? They have so many uses and always add that extra special touch to a room. I found this tray for $1 at a yard sale 3 or 4 years ago and then it sat in my garage for most of that time.
The man I bought it from said he used it to hold pieces and parts when he took something he was working on apart so he wouldn't lose them. I thought that was a wise use of a tray.
As far as I can remember, all I did was add some dark wax to this tray to add to it's already old look. A few weeks ago I thought I'd add some handles to it, and found these at Hobby Lobby for half off.
Aren't they perfect? They add just the right touch.
I keep this tray on a small bench next to my favorite lounging chair where it holds a little bit of everything I need to keep handy.
Then over the weekend I made another tray from a long piece of scalloped wood I bought several years ago for $10 at a flea market.
When I bought this piece of wood I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I loved its shapely curves. I used a piece of old leftover wood for the bottom. I would have liked to miter the corners, but thought that might be more of a challenge than I felt up to, so I settled for blunt end corners.
I can hardly wait to find more fun ways to use it throughout the coming seasons.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.