I picked up a couple frames at a garage sale earlier this year, 2 for $.75. The wood was substantial and the pictures were set back, I knew I would use them for something eventually.
This week I found a use. In my living room, which is still pretty bare, we have a large leather ottoman that functions as a little bit of everything. It is little lady’s preferred spot to watch TV and do puzzles. It’s a footrest, a table, and general catchall. It has a few tufted areas which does not make it a good spot for a drink or dish.
I decided to take these frames and turn them into trays – functional trays.
I started by priming and painting the frames a satin black. Then I removed the pictures and covered the backing with a pretty yellow and white paper.
I assume these will get more use by little lady than anyone else so to keep them looking nice I covered the pretty paper with clear contact paper.
The sides of these trays are nice and deep so they will corral whatever we can spill in them.
A quick and easy upcycled project.
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