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Monday, June 23, 2014

Altered Wooden Serving Tray

Did I ever mention I horde stuff, like everything?!? Well here is a perfect example. I bought a tray with a plastic top thinking I would alter it for my mother as a serving tray. Purchased this tray about 12 years ago, never did anything with it, until now.

It originally was white, but like most items you buy it needed some touch up painting so it was misted with some nice bright white satin paint. Then my dh was so kind and he drilled a few holes and glued in some eye hooks to wrap my wires around.

I found a stash of photos on a laptop that my mother gave me of pictures that her parents had. Apparently they scanned them in..nice! Score for me.

Looking at my empty spot on my wall I knew I could finally use that tray and some of the photos would find a home for me to enjoy them.

I purchased some white lace that I hot glued into place and added a second layer of ruffled yellow ribbon. The gold wire I had on hand from years and years ago (so glad to use this stuff I hang on to) and bought a pack of tiny clothespins.

Have to say I was hoping to do more with the pictures but figured it would mean less photos for me to enjoy.

I added some paper flowers; some misted with yellow, some already yellow and punched a bunch of leaves then hot glued that into one big tidy sum of flowers.

And here you have it.


  1. Wow! What a gorgeous transformation, Leslie!

  2. Oh, this is so cool. I love it!

  3. That is so pretty and a unique way to use the tray!!

  4. What a great idea! Love it! Can see this would work well for so many occasions!

  5. Lovely altered tray and what a fantastic idea . I love he touches of lemon and your gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  6. Gorgeous work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  7. Such a beautiful tray. I love this!
    The family photos look fabulous displayed this way. Truly fabulous! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

    PS...You are such a lucky lady to have had those photos scanned for you. What a find!

  8. OOps...I called it a card when I know that it's not. Silly me! Thank you for sharing your TRAY with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle :)