Monday, February 8, 2010

DIY Elevated Tray

I like to keep 'emergency backup' of little tidbits like lotion and lip gloss at work. I don't have a drawer to keep them in; so they are currently just scattered all over my desk. Well; I spotted the DIY Cake Stand project over at Design*Sponge quite a while ago and have done it a couple of times for various gifts and whatnot. This seemed like it would be the perfect catch-all for my bits and pieces at work! So, it was off to the thrift store to find a good plate and candle stand/vase. Of course; I didn't only find ONE excellent fit. I ended up making two.

More detailed project steps are available on the Design*Sponge site; but it is a pretty simple project. Just keep in mind that it is NOT dishwasher safe!


I used super glue to affix the candle stick to the silver-plated tray. And, I'll be honest. I'm not really one to measure; this was all eye-balled :)


The tray came a bit tarnished; but I like the age and character the spots give it.

All put together and waiting to go to work with me!


I just fell in love with this mushroom plate when I saw it! There are not any marks on it and it feels brand-new (even thought I'm guessing it is actually from the seventies). It doesn't really match my sunshine-y office; but it will work perfect for home!



This graceful brass candlestick-turned-stand fits beautifully with the mushrooms.

All finished and making itself at home on our bookshelf!


Stay tuned for one more thrifted treasure tomorrow!

1 comment:

studio m said...

This is the best idea I've seen in a long time! Love it!!!!