DIY TRAY from an old PICTURE FRAME
Hello All! Today, I will show you how I easily updated an old picture frame. This is not a new idea but I did not have decorative tray and finding this inexpensive piece made me to turn this piece to something nice and stylish. The other day I was looking around at my local Goodwill and this frame was screaming to take her home and upcycle her.
While I was cleaning last weekend, I moved some stuff around, swap some pillow covers and rugs from one room to another and that’s when this decorative DIY tray came to life. I shared an image on Instagram HERE. My style has changed over the years and I am not much in love with my living room anymore, but unfortunately it’s not an option to go ahead and buy new furniture at the moment. I always try to make my home interesting with changing decorations, curtains , rugs around which refresh the design to my eyes and I re-love the room over and over again. If I could, I would get rid of my black sectional and my black-brown shelving unit and would get some fresh white piece of furniture. Hmmm. Maybe one day.
To the DIY decorative tray:
I started with spray painting the black frame. Spray painting can give a new life to anything. Seriously. I use it all the time.
I chose some black and white scrapbook papers to cover the inside of the frame and got a nice black handle at home depot. I used an adhesive spray to glue in the little paper pieces. I did not use pattern, I glued the paper pieces randomly, mixing the chevron and dotted paper stripes.
Then I screwed on the handle and it was all done.
My stylish tray was literally done in 15 minutes and it looks amazing with my fresh”new” room. Adding my favorite “guy” and some fresh roses to the tray really made the look.
I love to find treasures at my local thrift store and upcyle them to decorate my home on the budget. That’s the most satisfying feeling.
Here is a Before and After image.
What do you think?
I ♥ it! What a change!
Do you like to upcycle inexpensive things?
Check out this herringbone lamp that I made a few weeks ago.
Thank you so much for visiting today.
Have a fantastic day!
This is such a wonderful idea! It turned out great! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 4/3 at Simply Creative Living if you don’t mind.
Thank You so much, Alyssa and thanks a lot for sharing my project:-) Have a lovely week!
Such a fun idea…I love the bold black and white. What a transformation! I would love to have you join me for my Centerpiece
Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. Come on over http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday-cool-blues-with.html
Thank you so much,Karin!I am coming to check you out now;-)See you there!
Fabulous Aniko!! Pinned!
Love this little upcycle project! Definitely a fun way to change up the look of your room. And as always, your photography is amazing!
Such a great idea, Aniko! I LOVE how it turned out!
What a gorgeous tray! You think of the most truly amazing upcycles! I love your white deer too 🙂 Perfect touch! Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE.
Thank You for your sweet comment, Angela!I DO love upcycles..fun:-)Have a great week!
Your tray and styling are both gorgeous! I love the unique look with the random pieces of paper, so clever!! Thanks so much for sharing it at Best of the Nest! 🙂
Thank you,Pam! I really think this upcycle turned our gorgeous:-)Have a sweet week!
This turned out GORGEOUS! I shared on my facebook page today. Would love for you to share at Link It Or Lump It http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-sunday-link-party-31/
Thank you so much, Sonnet! I am glad you like it, I LOVE it myself;-)Also, thanks for the share. Marking your linky party into my list.Have a wonderful night. Xo~
This is gorgeous! And so unique. Love the way you styled the tray, too!
Glad you like it dear Friend! Styling is everything, right? Hugs..;-)
I love it!!! I say you can never have to many trays, and what darling roses.
Thank You Kimberly! Yep, you are absolutely right…I am sure there are more to come in my house…such an easy and inexpensive way to decorate.Have a wonderful day!
I love it…
So pretty….I think I’m going to do the same thing…
Thanks for sharing..
Have a great day…
I am glad you like it, Rose! I absolutely adore it. Easy upcycle, give it a try!Have a wonderful week!