Repurposed Chrome Shelf Supports - Into Trays!

February 23rd, 2014 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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This one features pages from vintage Dick & Jane books that I have duplicates of.
For this tray, I used vintage retail wrapping paper with vintage fishing lure artwork for the decoupaged surface.
On this tray, I used a map of the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area.
I used a lot of vintage metal letters with some metallic blue paint as a base to set them off.
Here you see the vintage metal roller skate wheel sections as the tray feet.

A couple of my good friends had an accident while moving a glass and chrome shelf unit and things went to pieces.  They showed me the chrome square support rings and I grabbed them thinking they might work out one day.  While looking around in the garage, it finally hit me.  Turn them into breakfast trays!

Each piece starts with custom cut wood to serve as the base for the trays.  The artwork was either decoupaged or nailed to the wood and then I used different pieces for the feet of each tray.  for feet, some trays have short hairpin legs.  One has brass handles and the last has vintage metal roller skate wheels.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (5)

DunhamDesigns writes: Alway creative Brian , another wonderful project Posted: 10:48 am on March 15th
chippingcharm writes: Love these Brian! Such a fun mix...those skate wheels are great!! Laurel Posted: 4:55 pm on February 27th
suewhitney writes: Does breakfast in bed come with the tray? Just saying...Great save, Brian!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:07 am on February 26th
MakinItHappen writes: These are great! Just goes to show, if you keep something around long enough, you will find a use for it. Posted: 6:15 pm on February 24th
PlentyPlace writes: The one with the skate wheels is my favorite! What a great idea. =) Posted: 6:44 am on February 24th
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