Reclaimed Wood Tray

March Madness: 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers

Reclaimed. You can call fence pickets that you rescued from the trash, reclaimed right?  Remember Mr. House Flipper who I weaseled those old fence pickets from? Those pickets are excited to be a part of March Madness! Today is day #22!!

One of those fence pickets, AKA reclaimed wood pieces, are joining forces with this sweet picture and frame for today’s makeover:

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Add a little paint and some handles. and it’s a fun reclaimed wood tray!

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

This frame started out at $6.98, but had been marked down to $1.98. With the free fence pickets, that makes this tray less than $2! You can see the fence pickets better here:

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

I love this combination! It has a very coastal feel.

To make this, I painted the frame first in Cottage White chalk paint (using my go-to recipe).  I also cut the fence picket to size using my table saw.

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

I painted the wood pieces with Cottage white also, then used a rag to wipe most of it off.  I thought I was done with the frame at the Cottage White stage, so I added my fence picket pieces using tiny nails, hammered in at a slight angle:

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

Then I added these felt discs to protect furniture from the rough underside of the fencing.

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But then I decided to go a step further and add a coat of Duck Egg Blue chalk paint by Annie Sloan.

I gave it a little sanding with 220 grit sand paper and sealed it all with a coat of wax.

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

The addition of the blue was just what it needed. I did the same thing to these old handles that came off of an old thrift store project.

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

The paint really brings out the details in the frame also.

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

My hubby kept walking into the shot. I have about five pictures with this blue blur in it.

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Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

 

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

 

Turn a thrift store picture into a tray by painitng and adding a few old fence picket pieces to the bottom!

You can always use a tray. They are one of my favorite things to decorate with!

Tomorrow I’ll be back to share my Parent’s bedroom set. Yesterday I told you to think Oak, 1985. Keep thinking that. 🙂

If you missed any posts in this fun March Madness series, you can catch up here:

March Madness Week #1 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Today is a Good Day

2. Fancy Chalkboards

3. Flea Market Swap: Fabric Covered Basket

4. Lamp to Memo Chalkboard

5. Sewing Cabinet Side Table

6. Stool Revived

7. Cigar Box Upcycle

March Madness Week #2 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Headboard to Organizer

2. Weathered Grey Caddy

3. Faux-Drawer Tray

4. French Linen Server

5. Three French Trays

6. Rosette Picture Frame

7. Planter Box from a Thrift Store Throw-Away

March Madness Week #3 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Basket Upcycle

2. Paris, Table for Two

3. Owl Figurine Refresh

4. Paint a table & Keep the Beautiful Wood too 

5. Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench

6. French-Inspired Coffee Table

7. Fabulous Bulletin Board from Thrift Store Parts

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. Every girl needs a table saw!!!!
    So far I want every single one of these makeovers…each one just gets better then the last!!
    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

  2. That is really cute. The color absolutely brings out the details in the frame. Idk what I’m going to do when these 31 days are over, you have been actually helping me get up on time in the mornings so I can see what each day brings…maybe you should do 6 months of fabulous;) lol

    • Ha ha glad I could be your motivation to get up and get going each morning! Six months just might do me in. I’ll definitely be doing this again though, and maybe I won’t wait till next March to do it. 🙂

  3. Gorgeous! Love the detail on the frame and the rustic nature of the wood together. AND you can’t go wrong with Duck Egg Blue! 😉

  4. Such a brilliant idea! You never would have guessed it was made from an old picture. Love it!

  5. Again, I have to say score!!! You choose pieces I would walk right by. Love it too
    Sigh…..

  6. I like that tray and I want to try to make one myself. It would be so useful and I already have an old frame and some scrap pieces of wood.

  7. Genius! It’s amazing the transformations you come up with. I look forward to your postings, yours is my favorite site.

  8. Really enjoying this series Christy. Love your rustic tray with a pretty blue wash and the handles are a perfect style for this piece too.

  9. I really love how your mind works! 🙂 The tray is a beautiful shade of blue and the rustic wood bottom really adds to the look. Seriously, I wish I could have a thrift store shopping day with some of my favorite bloggers! I know I would learn so much! 😀

    • Thanks, Julie! The only thing about thrifting with blogging friends is we’d be fighting over stuff lol! People would be looking at us like we were nuts for fighting over some ugly brown table ha ha! 🙂

  10. Love what you do, it has motivated me to do things. Thank you!!!

  11. Love this! One question. Putting the reclaimed wood on the frame with tiny nails does not seam very sturdy. Did you use wood glue or anything else so it won’t seperate?

    • Thanks, Paula! I put them in at an angle which helps, but also this little tray is more decorative than functional. You certainly could add wood glue though if you like.

      • Do you mark your pieces “decorative use only,” or anything? I’d probably try to use it, as you displayed it, with plates and silverware. (Maybe I’m just naive.)

  12. WOW…absolutely stunning makeover Christy! I totally want one!!

  13. I don’t even know which make over is my favorite so far. However, this one is amazing. I have to go look for any old frame. I have everything else. Thanks!

  14. I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for a nice deep frame. This is beautiful!

  15. One of my favorite projects I have yet to try!

    -andi

  16. What a beautiful tray!! I was just thinking what the price tag would be on that at a market or show and it would be a healthy one. You created an absolutely perfectly gorgeous showpiece! I just can’t seem to get past my “oh, it won’t turn out right” stage. I am clumsy with power tools and when painting, I never know if I’ve sanded too much or not enough. Did you go through a period like that when you started to create and design? Your work looks like you just picked it up one day and did it perfectly!

    • Thanks, Judy! I am usually working with items that have little life left in them and aren’t in the best condition, or they are very outdated, so there really is no fear of messing them up. And don’t look at it as sanding too much or too little, just sand until you like the way it looks. Only you have to like it, so just do what you like and what looks good to you. Now go paint something and make yourself proud! 🙂

  17. YOU have definitely taken March Madness to another level!!! I have been so impressed and inspired by so many of your projects, I couldn’t possibly choose which one is my favorite. And boy did you hit the bargains!! I think I am shopping in the wrong places..

    • Aww thanks, Cricket! I was really hoping this thrifty series would be a fun way to connect with my readers, and I have to say it has surpassed any hopes I originally had! I have loved connecting with you guys over these fun makeovers! XO

  18. Hi Christy … Love how your repurposed the frame. So useful and pretty. Those old heavy frames are perfect tor this. Good job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  19. All of the March Madness posts have been fantastic! My projects had stalled for various reasons, and you’ve re-energized me. Stalled project #1 Headboard bench. I constructed it and painted but needed a second coat. Rainy season forced me indoors with no place to paint. Bench cushion was stalled by broken sewing machine. This past weekend, you inspired me to finish painting the bench! Sewing machine is another issue… Project #2: Dartboard table. Had promised to make a side table for a friend’s family room. Found dartboard, had mid-century modern legs from garage sale. Could not bring myself to mess with the epoxy coating for the table top. You inspired me to press forward, and it’s done! Thanks again..

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