Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shabby Chic DIY Tray

Oops...I've done it again! I am a habitual Habitat for Humanity ReStore shopper! Eek! I love skimming through their cabinet door section. Love Love Love to! So without further ado~here is a cabinet door turned Shabby Chic DIY Tray.

I started with this cabinet door:

I sanded it and used wood putty to fill the original cabinet handle holes.
I added a coat of Dark Brown spray paint by Krylon and then a coat of Dover White by Krylon.
I sanded for the shabby look. ;) I spray painted the handles and the decorative pieces (also purchased at the ReStore) with Anodized Bronze by Rustoleum. I drilled 4 holes for the screws. Applied the handles and DONE!

Here's how it turned out:

And with the added touch of the battery operated Dollar Store candles I painted and the pencil Starfish...I find myself singing, "oh my my...oh hell yeah." lol
Sing along if you'd like!

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Have a great day!


  1. What a great idea. I'm always looking for nice trays and can never find them. You did a really nice job on this. I'm now following you!
    Marianne :)

  2. love this, its so beachy and shabby, great ideal..
    Teresa @ squarenails

  3. What a cute idea. So beachy. I just distressed my first piece and kind of struggled with the paint. Yours is so well done.

  4. Hello from your newest follower. Found your link over at A Glimpse Inside. I love this idea & am glad I saw it before my junking trip today. I've been looking for a nice tray & hadn't found one. Thanks a million for the idea & inspiration!!!

  5. WOW! I LOVE how that looks! I wouldn't have thought to use a cabinet for something like that, GREAT idea! I keep hearing things about that store but have not gone in yet, sounds like it's well worth the trip!

  6. Your candle display is beautiful and I love the tray! Nicely done!!

  7. so cute! i love the candles too. I want to do some!!! If you can get them from the dollar store that's even better! I hate paying a ton for candles i'm just using for looks. Did you just use reg paint and put them over glass, or how'd you do it?!!?!?!

  8. So creative! I never would have looked at that door and seen the possiblities! Great job!

  9. You've been featured at my party this week; Hookin Up with HoH #48

    Congratulations! You are awesome. Stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  10. That's it -- a ReStore just opened up near me and I have yet to go -- really need to! This is so cool -- great job!

  11. What a cool idea! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  12. love it and so simple!

  13. Your welcome! I just thought the tray was BEAUTIFUL!
    Katie @

  14. Just saw this on Pinterest. I have a few cabinet doors that I need to repurpose... might have to use this idea! Thanks!