Pyrex Trays - Takes 2, 3, 4.....

July 6th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Junk 101...a candle tray. Beautimous!
The single version of the serving tray. This time I flipped the tray upside down so the lip of the tray faces down. Just a different look. You could finish with four finials on the top, but I opted for a cleaner look here. This is perfect for cupcakes or an oblong birthday cake.
Plates and napkins slip right under to complete the partay.
These little trays also make great bookshelves. Whip out to the hardware store and purchase some decorative brackets and mount to the wall. Place surface protecters on the brackets, slip on the tray, and adorn with best-sellers for a well-read bookshelf!
Lunch is served! These are just the right size to use as summertime lunch trays. A sandwich plate, a beverage glass (or recycled jar if youre at my house), a custard cup, napkin, and a spoon all come together in one tidy little package. They also work well if you are going to have a blanket picnic lunch on the lawn. It evens out the playing field.
Ah, hahaha! Someone once told me that my life and the lives of those around me would never be the same once JMS began. She said that everything would become a project and have to be photographed. She was right. My daughter and her friends have learned quickly that there is no such thing as a free lunch!
Yeppers, the trays work in your bathroom too! A tray full of bath time necessities, what could be better?
This time we have two tiers. Keep your computer paper, calendar, and other goodies neat and tidy on your desk.
Last on my list, but certainly not the final frontier is a make-up tray for your vanity. For this I used two trays and sandwiched some art paper in between to make it more feminine.
A closer look at the make-up tray. One tray is flipped upside down and the other right side up with the paper in between.
Junk 101...a candle tray. Beautimous!

Junk 101...a candle tray. Beautimous!

If you're like me, you get a little bored with things the way they are and you like to change things up around the house. People say it's a daily occurrence at my house. I've always thought  that the more ways you can use one piece of junk the less likely you are to throw it away. I call it recycling in your own home. These trays are very versitile and hard working!

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Comments (14)

sewitall writes: also be on the lookout for microwave oven glass turntables. They are heavy, heatproof and great to have on hand. I am using one to sit our coffeemaker on because it generates a fair amount of heat onto the laminate countertop and the tray is a perfect size for it to sit on permanently. I added sticky felt pads on the bottom ridge so I can slide the coffeepot/tray and not damage the laminate countertop. Posted: 1:03 pm on July 14th
fellowjunker writes: FAB...FABULOUS ideas Sue. I'll be on the lookout for these pyrex trays on my next junking trip!!!!
xojanis Posted: 2:20 pm on July 8th
DownHomeDIY writes: I not only love your posts for the downright creativity of your projects but I also love how you make up words to catch the goodness! Love it!
And, I am loving that big old gear in the background!!
Posted: 9:40 am on July 8th
langi writes: Sue: Love all of your ideas. Now, I have been collecting the glass circular trays from scrap micro-wave ovens. Why would these not work up similar to your pyrex trays. Will see what I come up with. Thanks for the springboard!!! Blessings,Linda Posted: 11:34 pm on July 7th
alicemom writes: Gosh! I believe I have said it all your ideas, pictures, & great since of humor. Your photos as always are divine!

ps I love the shelf!!!!! Posted: 9:14 pm on July 7th
JunkArchitect writes:
My favorite is the lunch serving tray idea. It has this fun, summer, campfire feel that all is good.

Posted: 9:12 pm on July 7th
byabpryor writes: I love it... what else can I say? Posted: 1:15 am on July 7th
CottageElements writes: Funny Kathy would refer to a cat. LOL. You have found a multitude of uses for them. Love the shelf you made out of one of them. But then I love (heavy) Metal! All the uses are so awesome. Wish I would have snatched them up. Sorry I missed lunch!

Lani Posted: 12:24 am on July 7th
PrimTracy writes: These are awesome. Where would I even find pyrex trays as I've only seen the baking pans? Posted: 10:10 pm on July 6th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Thank you! Thank you for helping me to see the potential in what would normally be considered mundane things. I am continually inspired by your creativity!

Amy Posted: 9:43 pm on July 6th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
Do you ever sleep at nights? ItS mazing what you can do. I've learned alot what everyone can do.I can tell its not boring at your house. I appreciate the talent that people have I enjoy it so much. THANKYOU FOR SHARING GOD BLESS. Robert. Posted: 4:18 pm on July 6th
monakent writes: As Laugh-In's German soldier (a.ka.a. Arte Johnson) would say, "Vvvvvvveeeeerrrrry interesting..."

Good ideas - well executed. Enjoyed them all. gailmarie Posted: 4:17 pm on July 6th
RustyDiva writes: You clever clever girl! Great ideas ~ my fave is the shelves. More "pyrex" to ya! Posted: 3:21 pm on July 6th
shabbychick writes: Sue - you've given those trays more lives than a cat! Ha ha!! Love all your re-uses...or in-house recycling! Especially the desk organizer - you could add a few more levels to store even more office-y goodies (or crafting/scrapbooking) -I love it!! Also love them being used as shelves - a nice clean look too!

Simply divine!! (And great photography as always!)


P.S. I'm sure the kids don't mind...especially if there's food involved! :) Posted: 2:11 pm on July 6th
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