Pyrex Trays - Take One

October 3rd, 2014 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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They just dont make things like they did back in the day. I know youve heard that a million times before, but its true. These well made Pyrex trays made it easy to construct a project that is both elegant and rugged enough for everyday use.
These utilitarian trays are the star of the show.
Meet the Tinker Toys, Leggos, or Erector Set parts of the junking world...miscellaneous lamp parts.
Build it and they will come.
Gorilla Super Glue will hold the project all together. Pretty easy, huh?
Four little finials, one glued at each corner of the bottom tray will put you on solid footing.
Glue four, 3 inch hollow threaded connectors on top of the base tray. Youll want to cover the finial feet to make it appear that lamp parts are running through each corner of the three-tiered tray. Do you believe in magic? Me too!
Enter tray #2!
More connecting pieces. I have to say this project made me feel like a kid again and thats not all bad!
Tray #3 and four finials to finish.
The bare facts of the Pyrex three-tiered tray.
Discerning Pyrex? Who knew?!
They just dont make things like they did back in the day. I know youve heard that a million times before, but its true. These well made Pyrex trays made it easy to construct a project that is both elegant and rugged enough for everyday use.

They just don't make things like they did back in the day. I know you've heard that a million times before, but it's true. These well made Pyrex trays made it easy to construct a project that is both elegant and rugged enough for everyday use.


These trays are very solid, sturdy, and ripe for many a junk project. Armed with the trays, Gorilla Super Glue. and some scrap lamp parts that were passed by at the JUNKMARKET moving sale I went right to work. This three tiered tray was an obvious choice. The clean, contemporary lines of the trays were begging for the more ornate look and feel of the leftover lamp parts. Together they create sheer junking elegance fit for the most sophistimicated tastes. Stay tuned to JMS for Pyrex post number 2 that will show you some easy, every day applications for the perfect little Pyrex tray.


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Comments (24)

cebinc writes: Wow, what a great idea!!! Posted: 4:04 pm on December 7th
MakinItHappen writes: What a score!!! And what a great project, too! Can't wait to see what else you do with those. Posted: 9:51 am on October 26th
Designcafe writes: Now that's what I like... anything for serving! What ya don't think of Sue, great junking! jp Posted: 1:57 pm on September 2nd
GianesvilleGal writes: I'm very late posting on this, but I wonder how one gets the food (easily) from the in-between trays? Or maybe they're farther apart than they look. I love the whole concept, it's beautiful. Maybe a set of tongs can be used. Like some others I don't think I've come upon them at thrift shops or garage sales either, but maybe I just walked right past them. I'll be looking more carefully from now on. Posted: 10:25 pm on August 16th
Caralot writes: This would look smart in an office. Posted: 6:20 pm on August 11th
snowyowl writes: Clever, creative and what an eye. Looks great like it was always like that. Never have seen any of these glass trays. Posted: 7:18 am on July 29th
LastChance writes: You have made beautiful things. I have microwave trays, lots of Corning Ware and Tupperware that I am going do something with. I'm all ideas, but I haven't gotten started. We just built an enclosed patio I'm going to JunkyChic!!

Great ideas. Thanks
Terry Last Posted: 11:02 am on July 10th
Shelley_ writes: I agree with all the other comments this is really a super cool idea. Verrry Clever! Posted: 9:17 pm on July 5th
RobJ98167 writes: I don't think I have ever seen a pyrex tray before. Very Cool Posted: 11:56 pm on July 4th
ginnypaints writes: Fantastic idea! I have several trays left over from old microwave ovens. They are so cheap, I can't resist them for serving pieces when I see them at yard sales. They would work in this project like the Pyrex dishes. Thanks for the super idea. Now, to raid all my old lamps.

Ginny
Posted: 9:54 am on July 4th
monakent writes: Another "simple, but elegant" project. Nice work!!! gailmarie Posted: 5:24 pm on July 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You really did score with these trays! I love the simpleness of the project and it couldn't have come out any better.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 11:42 am on July 3rd
1DesignChick writes: Oh yeah, this is one super-cool project with fab materials and excellent execution producing a terrific result! I love it! Janet Posted: 11:41 pm on July 1st
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, I think you’ve just become a designer for Pyrex. It’s such a great idea that I wouldn’t be surprised if they mass produced it.

Jim

Posted: 10:57 pm on July 1st
georgiamoon writes: Sue, this is a FANTASTIC project. WOW...one of my favorites!!! I love the look you have achieved with this one. The photos of the finished product are great, the lamp parts brilliant, the grid pattern on the trays is AMAZING and YOU are so talented for coming up with another fabulous project!!! Very Very cool, Georgia Posted: 10:28 pm on July 1st
alicemom writes: Sue, Sue, Sue you did it YET again!!! Those trays are fab. The lamp parts! I bet whoever left them they are kicking themselves!
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 9:29 pm on July 1st
Carole_OR writes: I've never seen these trays before either, but do love Pyrex and old Corning Ware.

Great idea for use of the trays. If I ever see any and they're affordable, they're mine! lol Posted: 7:18 pm on July 1st
ALVN writes: Brilliant as usual!

Amy Posted: 2:15 pm on July 1st
grannijo writes: Sue: Awesome!..I have never seen these trays before but will be on look out for them...maybe they have been there and I didn't see them as trays...lol..thanks for the project...sharon Posted: 1:07 pm on July 1st
RustyDiva writes: I host Christmas at my house for my whole family and am always needing serving pieces. Love, love, love this idea. Posted: 12:26 pm on July 1st
shabbychick writes: Sue - great project! And you didn't have to try to drill through the glass - when I first saw the picture I thought that's what you had done - thank goodness for Gorilla Glue, right??

Another wonderful/creative addition to your party "line" of projects... :)

Bravo!

Kathy Posted: 11:31 am on July 1st
byabpryor writes: An amazing job. Gosh I LOVE how your mind works.

Ang Posted: 11:08 am on July 1st
SammyGirl writes: Wow! I LOVE pyrex, but have NEVER seen these trays! Simply awesome "materials" ... and an incredible end result. Just HAD to post this time ... and now I have something extra to keep my eye out for .... Hmmm.... also, just got an idea of something .... If I get to it today, I'll post later!
Betty :) Posted: 11:01 am on July 1st
CottageElements writes: Those trays are sooo cool. I love Pyrex (I have a small collection). And what a great idea to use all those lamp parts with them! Can't wait to see Post #2 on these . . .

Lani Posted: 10:34 am on July 1st
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