Tray Chic: DIY

Hey everyone and happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week! I know I’m looking forward to the weekend — mainly to tackle some things on my to-do list and sneak in a little R&R at the pool!

One of my recent Quick projects started with your standard wooden tray that elementary school teachers would often use to collect homework or use to organize paper…remember this?

IMG_0221For $3 at the Raleigh Flea Market I knew I could give it a new life! Here’s what I did…

  1. Sand it down a bit
  2. Wipe it down with a dry cloth
  3. 2 coats of exterior white paint *
  4. Pick a fabric, any fabric
  5. Measure each side of your tray
  6. Mark the fabric on the back with your needed measurements
  7. Cut fabric according to your measurements
  8. Spray your spray adhesive (can be purchased at Michaels) one side at a time**
  9. Attach your fabric
  10. Cut untidy ends after each side
*Any paint of your choice can be used here but I wanted to use it outdoors and wanted it to compliment my front porch furniture and all around decor
**Do NOT do this inside as the spray will spray in multiple directions the first time you use it.


I used leftover fabric from my curtains and pillows used in my living room below…you can really always find something to do with scraps of fabric!



Finished product!

Finished product!

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You might remember a similar project I did – Bamboo & Leather! Hopefully I’ll score some good finds at the flea market tomorrow — not that there’s much I really need right now but there’s always something you could use and/or reinvent!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Cheers, Karla xoxox



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