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 The style is questionable but I could see right past its outdated tackiness!
Here is what you’ll need:
- Two cabinet handles (I chose 3”)
- Spray paint
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.
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.
Protect the mirror by covering it with newspaper and securing it with painter’s tape.
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!
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.
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.
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.