Multipurpose Tray Project

This all-purpose tray can be used for a variety of things, such as carrying condiments outdoors for a summer gathering, and serving as a catch-all tray.

| Summer 2019

Tray
Photo by Allison Sarkesian

This multipurpose tray can be used for a variety of things. It’s handy for carrying condiments outdoors for a summer gathering; it keeps a TV remote, reading glasses, and a book at your fingertips in the living room; and it makes a functional and stylish catch-all tray on a kitchen island, a bedroom dresser, or a bathroom counter. Choose fabric that either matches your décor color and style, or that features a themed pattern that coordinates with the tray’s purpose, such as a barbecue theme for a tray that’s used during grilling season.

Materials & Tools:

  • Photo frame, in size of your choice
  • Chalk paint, in colors of your choice (I used black and white)
  • Paint cups
  • Foam paintbrushes
  • 4 wooden ball knobs, sized proportionately for your frame
  • Sandpaper, optional
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Fabric, in style of your choice
  • Super glue
  • Corkboard, optional
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 2 handles, in size, color, and design of your choice
  • Screws

Instructions:

Step 1: Remove the backing and glass from the frame, and set them aside.



Step 2: Pour some black chalk paint into a paint cup, and use a foam brush to paint the frame, covering all of the surfaces that’ll be visible. Set aside to dry completely.

Yarochkin-&-burlap
Photo by Adobe Stock/Sergey Yarochkin & Ivaylo






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