Making a Two Tier Tray has been on my to-do list for a very long time. Every time I go into a thrift store I am on the lookout for just the right goodies. You never know what you may find in a thrift store which is good reason to go often!
I’ve joined forces with a bunch of talented thrift store loving bloggers to share some DIY projects we created with our thrift store finds! My January project is that two tier tray I finally made!
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It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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How To Make A Two Tier Tray Using Thrifted Picture Frames
The kitchen is the best place to gather around the table for conversation and a beverage. It’s where we are enjoying our new Two Tier Tray for now during Valentine season. It is nice to have an excuse to use our vintage Avon Cape Cod collection serving pieces and coffee cups too. Do we really need an excuse to create such pleasurable moments?
These crusty old picture frames were a thrift store find a few months ago. I knew they had potential when I spotted them. The gold reminds me of 70’s decor.
◊ Two crusty old thrift store picture frames
◊ Pretty craft paper
◊ Rust-OLeum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint
◊ E6000 Glue
◊ Wooden candlestick (thrifted)
◊ Decorative Metal handle (thrifted)
I chose this pretty toile print craft paper to decorate the tray itself. These craft paper sheets are only about 50¢. Some may be more but they are frequently half price at Hobby Lobby.
Those crusty old picture frames were actually pretty well made. There were screws to hold the back on. After removing the screws I gave the frames a good cleaning. Then I gave the glass a good cleaning. It was super dirty. I centered the glass on my craft paper and marked the cut using a pencil.
You could easily glue the paper to the glass using Mod Podge which dries clear however, I realize I can change the paper out for seasonal decor so I did not glue the paper into place.
The frames, candle holder and decorative metal handle were all painted using Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
After all the paint was dry, I glued the pieces together using E6000.
All done. Easy peasy upcycle project. Total cost is only about $7.
My decorative metal handle on the top tier came from a thrifted glass candy dish. It was screwed on to that dish and easy to remove. I did have to use a piece of sand paper to smooth out the bottom before I could glue it onto the top tray. I love the scroll on it and how it goes so well with the toile print craft paper.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!