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Upcycled Picture Frame Trays

Upcycled Picture Frame Trays

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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.

Picture frames before

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.

Upcycled Picture Frames

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.

Picture covering

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.

Upcycled picture frame trays

A quick and easy upcycled project.


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♥ Sarah

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