She Takes A $3 Marble Tile And Transforms It Into Something Unexpected - This Is Genius.
Sasha Alonzo 1/26/2016
Home decor can make an incredible difference for a space but when prices for items are just too high, resort to making your own decor pieces by following just a few simple steps. This article focuses on how to turn a drab and ordinary item into an upscale and chic tray.
Shadow boxes aren't only for holding pictures and memories. Using washi tape and a few coats of spray paint it can be turned into an elegant tray that will look so good that people won't even be able to tell it's homemade. Full instructions on how can be found here.
Fill an old frame with a mirror that fits perfectly into the frame. Once it's been placed on the frame glue the edges with a hot glue gun to keep it nice and snug and place rubber pads on the back of the frame to prevent it from sliding once it is laid flat. If you'd like to change the color of the frame simply give it a new spray of paint and voila! Get all the details here.
Buy a slab of marble tile from the hardware store, add two drawer pulls to the sides with a strong adhesive glue and add vinyl bumpers to the backside to keep it in place once it's laid flat. It doesn't get any easier than that. Find more details here.
Turn an old oversized frame into something more practical like a serving tray. Give it a fresh new paint job, glue or screw drawer handles along the side of the frame and insert a cardboard piece covered in fabric to the frame. The last step is to mount a glass piece on top of the frame and add a dot of hot glue to each of the four corners for an adorable serving tray.
Make a serving tray perfect for any party. This giant board can be made by cutting a 2x12 8 foot board to be 3 feet long. Guests will love how big and practical it is. This tray makes a perfect gift for any friend or family member. Full details can be found here.
Keep your eyes open at thrift stores for beat up cutting boards or transform your old cutting board into a farmhouse tray by sanding the board, giving it a few coats of wood stain and adding screen door handles to the sides.
Here, Beth from Reality Daydream transforms a not so attractive tray from a yard sale into practically a whole new tray. She begins by spray painting the tray white, gluing mosaic tiles onto the tray (to prevent any of it from shifting), hammering a few pieces to fill the edges with and then adding a layer of epoxy to the top. Once you see bubbles forming on top, use a blow torch to pass over the bubbles and it will instantly smooth them all out. Allow to dry for 12 hours and the result is stunning!