Thrift Store Tray Mirror


Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

I’ve finally finished with my wedding day projects and I’m back to the thrift store with another makeover.

Have you ever seen a tray quite like this at the thrift store?  This looks like a tray to hold a wine bottle and maybe grapes? Maybe wine glasses?  Cheese?

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Whatever it held in it’s previous life, the finish was getting kind of shabby.  I must say, the grapes have held their color, but the rest of the tray was showing wear.

At first I just wanted to sand down the grapes and get rid of the cup thingy but I changed my mind and now I’m seeing mirror.  I’m using pallet wood and a mirror I picked up  at Michaels …$5 for a 12 inch mirror..to complete my project.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

I didn’t have a circle I could use that was the exact size of the bottom of the tray so I’m making my own by just pressing a sheet of newspaper into the bottom.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Use the newspaper pattern to mark the pallet wood and cut with a jigsaw or scroll saw. The pallet wood covers up the edge of the mirror.

Did you notice that I cut the pallet wood piece on the bottom right just a little too short.    The pieces should be long enough to cover the edge of the mirror by at least a half inch.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Use a bowl  or other round object to mark the inner circle.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Cut and sand.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Trying to match the color of the pallet wood, I gave the tray a coat of vintage wax.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Use construction adhesive to glue the mirror and pallet wood to the tray. 

Try to keep your construction adhesive away from the edge of the pallet wood closest to the mirror or the mirror will reflect the glue.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

The tray was still quite a bit lighter than the pallet wood so I’m attacking it again.  This time with the same technique I used for my mantel, another coat of vintage wax with a couple drops of black chalk paint mixed in.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Final touch, upholstery tacks around the edge of the tray.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Ready for hanging with a D Ring Hanger.

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

You would never know there are grapes under that mirror.

Have a great week, stay inspired.

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