Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fabulous Reader Question (with a fabulous answer)

I received an email from Jan last week asking if I had any ideas on what to so with old silver trays. She has a bunch of them and has already come up with the great idea of using them as ceiling medallions, but was wondering what she can do with the rest of the ones she has.

I racked my brain and searched the internet and came of with a few ideas:

I saw this great idea from Apartment Therapy. Chalkboard paint is all the rage, this chalkboard would look great anywhere in your home!

Also along these lines a mirror glued to the center of the tray could be really beautiful. It would be nice to hang in a makeup area or above a dresser.

Drill a hole in the middle of the tray and make one of these lamp/ tables? It could be really unique and functional as well.

I saw this idea at Real Simple. Build or use an exisitng side table and use the tray at the top.

A candle holder? Some glass stones might help bring up the sparkle factor and hide any tarnish.

Also from Real Simple depending on how many you have they would make great wall art.

Hope these ideas are helpful! 


Amber said...

Another idea that I saw on the Nate Burkus show..is to use double sided tape to adhere pictures to the surface of the tray. They are easily taken off to use the tray in the future or to switch out the photos. And can serve as out of the ordinary frames for those special memories!

Mally said...

I found a small round silver tray at a resale shop years ago that had mirror glued in the middle. It was so cute. I glued a ribbon on the back to hang it with. It is hanging in my daughters room. It looks quite charming and is a conversation piece.

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Andrea . Charcoal and Crayons said...

Great ideas. I particularly like the wall display!

Alison Agnew said...

such good ideas...would love for you to link this to fridays unfolded @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/04/fridays-unfolded-14.html


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Cara said...

Great ideas!

Popping over from the Boost my Blog Hop at Design it Chic!

Also, a new follower!!

Have a great day!



Shelly said...

Wow I would never thought about all the different ways to do something with a silver tray! How creative!!
I am your newest follower from the finding new friends blog hop over the weekend. I am one of the hosts! Stopping by to say hi! Hope to see ya on all my blogs :)




Clayton Thomas said...

Holy Moly, you are much more creative than me! I think I would have thrown the trays out. That's quite a gift not everyone has. Have a great weekend!!!