Hello amazing Friends!! Thank you for all the positive feedback on my DIY Rolling Umbrella Base on Tuesday! It is working out great so far!
Today I’ve got a fun little upcycle for y’all. I shared a peek of today’s project on Tuesday…this $2 thrift store frame and these spindles:
The frame was small but nice and deep, perfect for a little tray!
I had painted the frame last week, but was undecided on what I would use as the bottom of my new tray. Then on Saturday, I stopped by a couple of yard sales late in the day and came across one that had wood scraps and a “Make Offer” sign, so I grabbed these narrow pieces for a dollar:
I was hoping they might work for the bottom of my tray, and they ended up being just perfect!
They were the exact width I needed as well…
I painted them with a coat of Behr’s Bit of Sugar DIY chalk paint to start. Then I decided to mix it up a bit and and add some blue, so I gave them both a a quick spray with spray paint…
That way I wouldn’t need to seal them with anything. The blue is Rustoleum’s Robin Egg Blue.
To hold them in place, I cut a piece of hardboard with my miter saw:
(My miter saw slides up to 12″ so I can easily cut anything up to a foot long.)
I painted it and screwed it to the bottom, and it holds my new tray bottom in place perfectly, and I’m so glad I added the pops of blue in there!
And what about the spindles? They were part of a magazine rack I dismantled last year. I originally thought I would cut the ends off of the spindles to use as the feet, but they were too tall, so one more cut on each end with my miter saw, and I had perfect feet:
A little wood glue to hold them in place…
And they worked out great!
The handles are from Hobby Lobby and finish this little cutie off perfectly:
This tray isn’t very big, but works great for a bathroom to hold toiletries, jewelry, or makeup.
This is our downstairs guest bath. See the before and after of this space HERE.
Total out-of-pocket for this project was $8. Not too shabby. 🙂
I’ve been busy in our back yard working on pulling our deck space together. This is the outdoor loveseat that went with the two chairs I already redid (and shared HERE) for our side porch:
I decided to use it on our back deck and will be back Tuesday sharing how it looks now!
UPDATE: See how this and a couple of other older pieces got refreshed for our deck space HERE now!
Hoping for sunny skies for all the Fathers to enjoy this weekend! 🙂
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