Need a tray? Use a door!

January 23rd, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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I know! How cute! And it really couldnt be easier to implement.
So, I wanted a tray but I didnt want to use my tray. And I know YOU get that. :)
But I sure loved those wrought iron handles, so off they came.
An old cabinet door became the perfect sturdy replacement instead.
Predrilling holes simply makes the task easier so your screws dont go iceskating across the surface on you. Especially on melamine style cab doors such as this one. Tough as nails to pound through!
Screw in your handles and you are done!
Rust junkin tip:
Check out that rusty drill bit. Want the look? :) This lovely patina occurs to all your tools if you leave them in the rain accidently for an entire week. I know!!! My brilliance for these things is simply unmatched...
Done deal! And while I generally like beat up looking stuff, I left this one as is in its satin black coat.
The real truth? It belongs on a cabinet (imagine...) so this way I can always rehang it without too much trouble. :) Wouldnt an old chippy door look cool too?
Allow your own personal Catzilla to inspect, then simply blow off cat hair and proceed.
And then comes the fun part. Decorating it up to your desired look. For this example, old reciepts from my parents farm had a cool old patina that I couldnt resist. They could be Mod Podged too for a permanent water resistant surface.
I love twiggy wreaths. It rustic-ized up this formal door instantly.
And heres a vintage sheet music version.
Go rip a door off today and give it a whirl!
I know! How cute! And it really couldnt be easier to implement.

I know! How cute! And it really couldn't be easier to implement.

If you desire a cute AND very sturdy tray, you may have the perfect artifact sitting in your junk storage as we speak! All you need is a cabinet door and some handle hardware. Way too easy to be legal.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, vintage, centerpiece, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, country, black

Comments (11)

KMcG73 writes: Yipee!!! I bought a glass front cabinet door at a yard sale this summer and have had no clue what to do with it - now I do. Thanks for the inspiration Donna! Posted: 6:01 am on February 6th
suewhitney writes: LOVE, Love, love....It's so crisp and clean, well executed, and beautiful! Great finishing touches.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:25 am on January 27th
NDJunkGirl writes: Donna - I love this idea and a let's face it, a tray can be used for a zillion things and in any room - awesome!

-Andrea Posted: 7:02 pm on January 25th
SimplyBungalow writes: Great idea. Posted: 4:30 pm on January 25th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great...I love it with those old receipts from your parents farm. Aren't you clever? Laurel Posted: 11:06 am on January 25th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

Thanks all! Great ideas some of you gave as well. I totally want to try this with a vintage chippy door next round.

Donna Posted: 7:36 pm on January 24th
DitsyGypsy writes: Awesome! I wonder what it would like lined with copper sheeting. Posted: 7:14 pm on January 24th
RustyDiva writes: Love rusty, love the door, love black, love catzilla, love twiggy.......just love this project! Posted: 10:11 am on January 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Great idea! This would also make a cool top for an end table.

Posted: 6:53 am on January 24th
CottageElements writes: Great idea, Donna. I actually have a piece that I think would work perfect for this!! Great execution, too! Love it!

Lani Posted: 9:42 pm on January 23rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: love it donna! i recently picked up a door at the local habitat for humanity restore...this gives me another idea for it. thanks!
( Posted: 5:25 pm on January 23rd
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