DIY table tray

DIY table tray

When I first updated my living room for spring I shared with you little about the DIY table tray I made.
Today I wanted to let you in exactly how that little tray came to be.

It started shortly after my grandfather passed away  and I received a few of his kitchen items. I saw this cute little basket-dish-holder and thought the wood color would look nice in my living room.
Doesn’t’ everyone see dishes as living room accessories?

dish carrier turned table tray

I cut out a cardboard base for my basket using a cereal box. Hello, being green and reusing trash. *gold star for me* okay not really, but I can pretend.

diy tray

I covered the cardboard in dollar store fauz leather contact paper. say that 10x fast. Ta-da a table tray.

table tray

Now to accessorize. Of course I had to consult Pinterest to figure out what in the world I was doing. After I gathered the general concept: stagger the height, flowers, coordinating colors, and one unexpected items, I shopped my house for items.

table tray accessories


  • a book that matched the color scheme I was going for (also one that I absolutely love)
  • two glass vases gifted from a friend (used to be here)
  • DIY succulent planter
  • spray painted vintage coke bottle with faux lavender
  • spray painted kid toy dog (that did not go over well with my daughter)

aerial view of a coffee table tray

coffee table tray on Make A Gif

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What do you have on your coffee table?

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  1. Absolutely loved the tray!!! Very beautiful!
    If you have a sec to take a look at that would be greatly appreciated !! thank you!

  2. I LOVE this! You did a great job!

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