Have you seen the plain bed trays at the thrift store? They are everywhere. Certainly not very inspirational for the Pinterest Challenge. But I will show you how to make a tray from a bed tray that will knock your socks off!
Actually, the pin that inspired me is made from a cabinet door. I pinned it years ago and was determined to do my interpretation of it. Because isn’t that the idea of the Pinterest Challenge. Erlene of My Pinterventures created this challenge to motivate all of us to actually try the pins we pin. I couldn’t find a cabinet door and thought what can I substitute for the door. That is when I remembered I had bed trays and why couldn’t I figure out something using one of them.
The first hurdle of this project was getting the legs off the tray. They weren’t screwed on, so after thinking about it I decided to gather up my tools and get those legs off. I will tell you one thing when I decide on a project I am determined to execute it.
It took a while working with the chisel and hammer but I got the legs off. The holes left from the legs were filled with wood filler. Once the wood filler dries sand it smooth.
It’s time to paint. Use blue tape and tape around the tray part. Then start painting the tray. Flip the tray over because that is how to make a tray from a bed tray.
I chose a French Style stencil but it isn’t as ornate as the inspiration pin. My tray looks more like a farmhouse style. The black handles are very simple and work with the style.
I still plan on making a tray from a cabinet drawer as soon as I find the perfect one. I will keep looking because I enjoy making trays.
Some other ones I have worked on is the round one on my kitchen table and another bed tray converted into a Lego play tray. In the meantime, I am pleased with the way this one turned out. What do you think of it?
Now let’s go visit all of the other posts. I can’t wait to see what my friends created.
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Now, let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Bri – Halfpint Design • Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest
Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Habiba – Craftify My Love • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Kristie – Teadoddles • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Kristie – Love My Little Cottage
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Alexandra – Eye Love Knots • Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures
Ali – Home Crafts by Ali • Lauren – Mom Home Guide
Susan – Suzerspace • Audra – Renewed Projects