29th May2013


DIY Serving Tray: A Mirror Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

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I have had some great luck lately on my thrift store outings. I found this great mirror for five dollars at a local thrift store the same day I bought my $5 shelf that I refurbished.  I loved the long hexagonal shape and immediately thought I would repurpose it and make the perfect DIY serving tray for entertaining. Here’s a photo of my great find!  The style is questionable but I could see right past its outdated tackiness!

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Here is what you’ll need:

  • Mirror
  • Two cabinet handles (I chose 3”)
  • Spray paint
  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie
  • Drill
  • Scissors

Step One:

Using a ruler and sharpie, measure where your handles will be drilled. A Sharpie works great because it’s dark, plus you will paint over it so there is no need to worry about the marks.

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Step Two:

Drill the holes for your cabinet handles and remove any picture frame hardware from the back.  If it is not removed, the hardware can scratch your tabletop or countertop.

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Step Three:

Protect the mirror by covering it with newspaper and securing it with painter’s tape.

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Step Four:

Spray paint your tray in the color of choice in a well-ventilated area and allow it to dry completely. I decided to paint it my favorite color… GREEN!

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Step Five:

Once the paint is dry, attach your handles with a screwdriver.  If you choose, cover the screw heads with a small piece of felt to prevent scratching any surfaces.

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Here are a few after pictures. I just love it!  I keep it out in the kitchen at all times and use it for a display with my apothecary jars. 

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For more repurposing ideas and trash to treasure ideas, check out this fun round-up of garage sale and thrift store transformations! There are over two dozen original projects I have done including housewares and furniture transformations.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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