Monday, September 2, 2019

Upcycled Vintage Wood Tray with Silverware Handles

Hi Friends!
 
I found this tray while Thrifting-
 



 
 
I liked the shape and size.
 
I thought I might paint the tray, but after a little sanding
 
I decided to just stain the tray darker.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I sanded all sides and removed the old felt pads.
 
 
 
 

 
The inside of the tray had scrapes and marks that were

easily removed.


 


 
My favorite stain as you may know is BRIWAX in Dark Brown.

 
It's so easy to use, one step and done.





 
 
These long handled Iced Tea spoons will be perfect handles for the tray.
 
 
I asked my son to smash them for me on his hydraulic press.
 
 
It's easier than pounding, but pounding with a mallet works fine too!

 



 
 
Tea spoons are thin and can be bent with fliers.
 
 
Then I drilled holes in the handle end and base of spoon end


 so I could attach to tray.



 
 
This is a view to show the shape of the handles.









 
 
 
 
I found the shortest wood screws we had.
 
 
Then marked where the handles will be on the side.
 
 
There was just enough room.
 
 
Make your starter holes. I used a Yankee drill.
 
 
I had to be very careful not to drill all the way through to the other side.

 


 
 
I have the flat portion of the spoon facing to the right on both sides.
 
 
It looks more balanced that way.
 
 
On the underside I added new felt pads for a finished look.
 
 
 


 
 


 
 
 
You can never have too many trays!
 
 
Am I right?
 
 
They are great for keeping clutter neat and tidy-
 
 
 
I appreciate you stopping by today.
 
 
I hope you have a wonderful week.
 
xo Lisa S
 
 

28 comments:

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    1. Mary
      You made my day! Thank you so much.
      Have a wonderful day-
      xo Lisa S

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  2. How pretty that turned out!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 4. Shared.

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    1. Dee
      You are so sweet!
      Thanks for visiting today.
      I am blessed to join your party.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. this came out really nice and I love the handles idea. Thanks for linking up with us at #OMGHWW

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  4. Such a neat idea! Would be great to fill with mini pumpkins for fall.

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    1. Hi Cajun Couple,
      Thank you- yes, filled with pumpkins would be great.
      Happy Fall! xo Lisa S

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  5. Lisa, that is gorgeous! I'm going to be on the lookout for a tray and iced tea spoons! Hmm … Who might I know with a hydraulic press? #TrafficJamWeekend

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    1. Hi Jean
      Thank you! I hope you find a tray and I wish I could help with the press! You may have to do the mallet method,
      xo Lisa S

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  6. What a great transformation!! Love how you displayed
    it!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie
      Thank you for the sweet comment. You are the best!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Very nicely done. Really pretty. TFS with #omhgww

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    1. Clearissa
      You are so sweet. Thank you!
      Thank you for hosting, xo Lisa S

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  8. This is wonderful, Lisa! My favorite part is the spoon handle! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinning!

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    1. Coming from you that's quite a compliment!
      Thank you- xo Lisa S

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  9. This is an awesome accent tray and looks great on your kitchen.
    #trafficjamweekend

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  10. I love this project, what a great idea! You have inspired me!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen
      What a sweet compliment!
      Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. That is so creative! Excellent job. I wish I could see things and make them pretty again! #trafficjam

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  12. What a beautiful tray you created! This would make an elegant gift, wouldn't it?

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Richella
      I'm so pleased you like the tray. Coming from you it's quite a compliment. I appreciate you so much- It's so much fun to join your party. Thank you for hosting each week.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. It turned out great ! I love how you used spoons to make the handles. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  14. It turned out great. I'm adding a tray to flea market/yard sale list. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  15. This is just lovely. A son with a hydraulic press sounds like a useful things to have!!!

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  16. I love this...so beautiful! Thank you for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays, Lisa!

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