It’s finally time for the second reveal in our little Thrift Store Swap! If you caught the washi tape holder makeover I shared last week you’re all caught up on previous swap projects. Which is why I’m so excited to show you how to DIY a 2-Tiered Tray with the wooden tray’s I received!
I’m always up for a good project *wink wink*.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
If you haven’t checked out a swap before here are the basics: 10 crafty bloggers commit to buying and re-purposing 2 thrift store items for under $10! Our fearless leader thought up the entire blog hop and although it sounds easy… there’s a catch!
Each blogger is buying for a different blogger on the list! That means each blogger gets a little bit of a surprise in their mailbox! It’s like Christmas but with thrift store items… it’s pretty awesome. So what happens when the unknown challenges 10 crafty ladies?
You get some out of the box tutorials!
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Molly from Just a little Creativity was just before me in the loop so she sent me two fun little projects! In addition to the little wooden box we transformed last week she also sent these 2 wooden trays.
I automatically thought of making these little guys into wall art but honestly… I have more wall art then I can even use. My closet is literally full of random paintings that I have no wall space for. So instead I imagined other uses for these little guys.. and I decided on a two tiered tray for a little extra storage in my craft room.
Check out the befores!
Now this makeover was the easiest DIY EVER! I didn’t even take photos because it was so easy.
Paint your trays a pretty rose gold (because I’m on a mission to make everything in my life rose gold *wnk wink*). Plus I still have rose gold DecoArt Rose Gold paint from Haven… I’ve only used it on every single project this month so I’m starting to run out.
Cut a wooden dowel and paint it the same color. I didn’t exactly measure my wooden dowel but it held it up to my wooden trays and decided on the perfect height.
Screw your wooden dowel onto the trays! I borrowed the hubby for this one… simply because 4 hands are better than 2. I held the dowel and tray together while he put one screw through the bottom tray (into the dowel) and one screw through the top tray (and into the dowel).
That’s it! Your done!
I had a really hard time deciding what to display on this little guy… especially because a quick search on Pinterest revealed that most people use their 2-tiered tray’s for display and not function. My craft room is super tiny so I need all the functional storage I can get!
I decided to display my glass bottles on the bottom shelf and use the top shelf for a few cute items (like my Steelers helmet!).
Priorities and all that.
I kind of love it!
Of course, the best part is that it’s only one project of many! If you’re still in the mood for a good DIY go ahead and check out all the other Thrift Store Swap Projects.
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