Welcome back to another Trashed Tuesday. It’s one of my favorite days of the week because…. PROJECTS. You know how much we love a great project. This week was another time when we didn’t really have anything already made. Hopefully when Deb gets her BIG workshop and we have storage, these pieces will be regularly repurposed items. But, for now we have to improvise.
We found a wooden tray that I absolutely love. We found it when we went antique shopping at the last minute a few weeks back. This tray could be used for so many different things. I currently have it on our coffee table but it would look great in the middle of a dining table holding plates, candlesticks, etc. Anyway, Deb made one exactly like it for this week’s Trashed Tuesday. And we think we may give it away as a gift.
I have a highlight over on Instagram with this entire project if you want to watch her make it, because I’m showing the ending project here. So let me show you how I styled it.
I styled this tray here on the island in the kitchen and first started with a Christmas tree. Did you notice this little white antique flower pot? It is marked McCoy that I picked up for $5.99. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it sitting high on the top shelf at the Salvation Army. You just never know what you will find. Nine out of ten times, it’s nothing. And then there is that ONE time. I was thrilled. Because they can be pricey. I did a quick internet search and it looks like these were made in the 1950s. I have a turquoise one just like it. If you scroll up and look at the top picture, the price tag is still on it. ????
The little table runner was one I made YEARS ago out of an old piece of fabric and some fringe. Of course, I added a stack of plates. These happen to be from my collection of antique ones. They have a great story to them and I shared it a few months ago. Of course, I added a candle. Candles are a must.
Also on the last minute antique trip, I found a stack of small cheese boards. I just love collecting them. They are perfect to add a little height here and there in displays. And, I love the patina of old bread and cheese boards. And to think of the history of these pieces. Who all used them, where did they originally come from, etc. And my little recipe card box is one that I sat at an auction FOREVER to get… I had the winning bid of $1.00.
It means so much to me. Which by the way, it is going to be a big site here in the next couple of months. Did I tell you it is getting a makeover? I cannot wait for that.
I absolutely love how this tray tuned out. You can, of course, make it any size that you want. But, she made it around the same size as the one I already have. If we don’t give it away, I just know I will find a great use for it in our new house.
What do you think?
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Deb, turning nothing into something! ????????
This latest Trashed Tuesday is fabulous!! Loving this series!! Deb is a pro at stories!!!!!!! ✌????????
LOVE the tray Deb made. I wish I was so handy with tools. Trays can be so expensive to buy so it great you can just build what you want!!
Love your blog. Thank you for all the time you spend on it!!!
Love everything you two do!! Absolutely amazing!
Oh my gosh! I absolutely love this. So simple, yet so much impact.
Deb is so creative and skilled in so many things.
I love the way the two of you are creative in different ways that work so well together. ♥️
Truly enjoying these Trashed Tuesdays!
I absolutely love it! Deb did a great job!
I think we all Need a “Deb” in our lives!! Wouldn’t that be great! I love the new Trash Tuesdays!!
I look forward every new week to see what you gals are up to and creating. You both are so talented and I love you sharing your laughs!
I wish I had a Deb.
I am really enjoying you two. I look forward to your stories every day ????
Well, personnel I hope she gives it away! ????
Love the tray Deb copy is amazing how her brain works she is unique and u r very lucky to have her. Merry Christmas!!!!!
Love the tray, everyone should have a Deb in their life! You two are so very talented. Enjoying following along!
I love love the tray. My husband makes things for me. When I look at him and say I’ve been thinking, he just hangs his head because he knows it means work for him, but he does it and does a great job. He really doesn’t mind, he just likes to aggravate me. I have had him over 50 years, I think I am going to keep him a few more. Thank you for all you share with us, you make my day!!!!!
I just love you two! You both are hilarious and inspiring ! Thank you????????????????????
Love the tray and love Trash Tuesdays. It amazes me how you guys make something beautiful out of the simplest things.
I love you two so much! I check in everyday just to see what you two are up too!
I love trash Tuesday, the tray is just awesome, so pretty‼️
And by the way my favorite Christmas movie is “White Christmas “ with Bing Crosby ????
Merry Christmas ????
Happy Sunday to my favorite gals!
My favorite movie is…….
“Christmas Vacation” ????
followed by (not that you asked)
“Funny Farm” ????
If you haven’t seen the 2nd one (also with Chevy Chase) the scene where the town dresses up like a Norman Rockwell Christmas is the best!
Merry Christmas D&D!! ????❤️????
……..And I just realized I need to wait until this coming Trashed Tuesday to enter! (Doh!)