Hello awesome Friends! I’ve got a quick makeover for y’all today!
I’m tackiling this wooden inbox I scored at the thrift store for $2.25:
Anything that is made of wood catches my eye when I’m thrifting since I know paint can work wonders, and as soon as I saw this on the shelf, I knew just what it could be!
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Add a shiplap look
I had these poplar strips left over from our boys’ bathroom update:
I decided to cut them to fit the bottom to create a shiplap look.
I centered the first strip, and then dry-fit the rest to see how much I would need to cut off of the very end pieces.
I cut all of the pieces using my sliding miter saw…
Then I used Liquid Nails to secure them to the bottom:
And fianlly, adding pretty handles turned it into one super cute tray!
Adding the strips of wood make it a little more interesting!
I found these handles at Hobby Lobby and painted them…
I went back and touched up the screws with a little white paint after taking these photos.
This is a small tray so it would be great on the kitchen counter to hold oils and other cooking items or in a bathroom to hold toiletries!
I’ll be back next to share how I updated this 80’s gem:
UPDATE: No need to wait! See how this shelf turned out HERE now!
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