It started out like this when I picked it up for just over $1 at the thrift store on Monday.
It was apparently used in an office to hold papers. Did I have a time trying to get that sticker off. It seemed like it was welded on!
So, I sanded, primed and painted it.
Then, I started thinking about handles. I wanted to use cabinet hardware. I had grand ideas of something pretty and feminine. Then, I realized - I paid $1 for this tray and I'm going to spend more than that on hardware? No. I started digging around my house and found the hardware below that was leftover from the kitchen so they were free in a way.
After painting the handles, I lined the tray with contact paper I'd used to line some bookshelves not so long ago. I put it all together and voila!
The lavender came from my garden too. It smells heavenly! I couldn't be happier. I've been looking for a tray for months but I didn't want to spend the money and often they were far bigger than what I was looking for. This is perfect!
Mr. T offered me a Mother's Day breakfast in bed on it next year. Perfect for a croissant and coffee. Can't wait!
I've posted this for Frugal Friday on The Shabby Nest and DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land. Take a peek at the great finds and the projects!