I've been working on this tray idea for awhile because I wanted something nice to put on the kitchen counter to hold my assorted teabags and sweeteners. I shopped around for trays at Pier1, Macy's, other dept. stores and even checked Ross's for ornate picture frames that could be turned into a tray, but to no avail.
So off I went to BFC to see what they might have and I found this raw wood tray that was just the size I was looking for. I prepped it and painted it an off-white, thought about painting some soft roses on it but got too lazy. Then I thought about something sculptural, went back to BFC but couldn't find what I wanted. Another trip, this time to the hardware stores, the sales people didn't know what I was talking about when I asked about some fancy work trimmings out of wood; it was frustrating to say the least. I finally went to a hardware store that pointed me in the right direction and found what I was looking for. I glued the flourished molding on, painted the heck out of it. But the inside still wasn't how I wanted it. I decided to put a piece of vintage tea-towel, lace, buttons and part of a hankie. I had to strategically place the buttons in there so that when I put the glass on top of it all it would balance.
|inside of tray pic taken w/o glass to avoid glare|
|flourish from the HW store|
Pau (done) for now.