If we’ve learned one thing from LONNY it’s that trays are in!
You can use them as a catch all on your vanity:
You can use them to tend bar.
You can use them for flowers and to show off some accessories:
This bar display was large enough to add glasses into the mix as well. Great when hosting a party.
Once you display your trinkets on a tray then end up looking like treasures!
Here are some of my favorites out in the market:
Lucite + nice size +$34.99 : happiness!
Apparently IKEA has a long and skinny lucite version for only $6.99. I love for it every single time I’m there and never find it!
West Elm always carries a great variety of trays ranging from $29-$55.
Lacquer: check, hot pink: check, caning: check! $14.99 you are coming home with me! Available here.
One of my favorite stores in the city has a great variety for $45!
Pier 1 Imports always has a wide variety of finishes, sizes and price ranges.
My favorite at the moment is this $5 find:
Another $5 find was my latest DIY project.
While at Christmas Tree Shoppe a couple of weeks ago I found some trays for $4.99 .
I needed something in blue so after searching my craft closet I found the perfect supplies to customize it.
-Leftover grass-cloth wallpaper
-Wallpaper glue and applicator
After a couple of coats of paint we had the perfect color and coverage:
Then with your tape measure get the measurements of the tray and cut your grass-cloth to size.
Now just apply some wallpaper paste to the back of your paper:
Apply to tray and let it dry. Then to fix any fraying add some decorative ribbon to the seams with a glue gun:
This tray is heading out to a client home tomorrow where it will enjoy some time on this ottoman:
So how do you feel about trays used throughout a home?
I love them. They help my mess look nice and neat. I know some think they are a bit overused in magazine layouts and over-styled.
Where do you stand with them?