Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I finally had time this week to finish some overdue projects that I have had on hold for a little while now.
I also started decorating our home for Fall.
I am very, very behind this year. I am afraid by the time I finish, it will be time to put up the Christmas tree. :)

Anyway, today I am sharing with you a project I finished over the weekend.

 As I am making changes in our son's bedroom to get ready for their arrival in just a couple of months, 
some things had to be removed from the room to make space for a crib, changing table and storage for 
our grand baby that will be born shortly after.

We had a writing desk in the room that it was old and just needed to go and that is exactly what we did.

We got rid off it, but I saved both of the top doors.

I took all the hardware off and using wood putty I filled up all the holes.

After sanding the door, it was ready for painting.
I used a can of "Heirloom White" I already had at home. 

I didn't want it to sit flat, so I added to it some small legs using four old knobs I found in the garage, 
which I painted the same color.

I went to Hobby Lobby and bought two wrought iron handles. 
They were $4.99 each, but they were on sale 50% off, so I paid $5.00 for the pair.

 And this is what it looks like all put together.

I will probably add a graphic to it later on, but for now, I am going to use it to display my Fall decor.

Total cost of this project was $5.41 for the handles.
I will share with you all the little Fall decor I am adding to the house as soon as I finish everything.
Until then, thank you for your visit!

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  1. Way to go on the upcycling Maria Elena! Love the handles you chose too!

  2. Maria that is amazing- you are so frugal and clever!

    You are going to have so much fun using that for vignettes! WELL DONE, ma'am!!

  3. So creative, Maria Elena! Can't wait to see all of your pretty Fall decor!

  4. Love the handles you chose for the tray. This was such a good idea. :)

  5. What a fab idea sweet Ma. Elena, I think I have a door somewhere from a cabinet too! Amiguita Ud. es demasiado talentosa y creative...yo soy a ratos 'tapa de la olla!'
    I love it! Thanks for your lovely visit, you made my day!

  6. I love it! The legs were such a good idea too. And of course, I love your choice of Heirloom White paint! That's my favorite color of spray paint to use. :) I've wanted to make a tray out of a cabinet door for a long time. I really need to look around in the garage because I'm pretty sure we have some extra cabinet doors in there. When we had our house built, the first set of cabinets they delivered were the wrong color, so they told us to just keep them and they re-ordered the correct color. :) I love the handles you chose too. Hobby Lobby has the best handles and knobs!

  7. This is just wonderful, you did a superb job! I want to learn how to use a drill...the ideas are endless!

    Jane xx

  8. That has to be the cutest idea ever!!!!!!! I love it.

  9. That turned out great, Maria. I love Heirloom White- you can't go wrong with that. I love trays-of any kind-and this one is especially cute. The bedroom is looking nice! xo Diana

  10. Maria, love your "new tray" amaze me! The new handles are perfect, too! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  11. I like your new tray, Maria Elena! Very clever. I don't think you even need a graphic since it seems like it would be covered up once you have stuff on it. It is a good size, too.

  12. Your tray turned out great, and I love how you used it to display some fall decor. I just began last weekend myself, and am wondered the same thing - it may be Christmas before I finish - or more likely, some things will have to wait until next year. So many ideas - so little time…
    Thanks for sharing. Pinning.

  13. Hi Maria Elena,
    What a great idea......your tray came out really well, and looks great with your Fall decor or would look great with anything really.
    Like your son's bedroom, very nice...........and hope you have no trouble fitting all the baby
    Will this be your first grandchild??

    Have a lovely rest of the week,
    Blessings, Nellie

  14. That's such a great idea!! I think I am going to be scouring around look for an old door now!!

  15. Maria that is genius. It looks so pretty! :)

  16. I <3 your tray! The little feet are so clever:) I have all the hardware and cabinet door so i can make one<3 Pinned

  17. Wow what a great idea! Love the handles you found at HL. How exciting that your son and family will be with you soon!

  18. That looks beautiful. I love how you put little feet on the try. Pinned and will try to make one. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  19. I love your tray!! Beautiful handles and styling:). I have an old cabinet door in the garage just begging for a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration!!


  20. This looks so amazing! Pinned. We appre­ci­ate you being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Mon­day! Lou Lou Girls

  21. What a fabulous upcycle! I'd like to feature it tomorrow at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  22. Maria Elena, I have one of these and I love it. My friend gave it to me one year for my birthday. She bought it at a boutique. Have fun using yours! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  23. Okay, now I'm scolding myself for all the doors I've gotten rid of over the last few months -- that tray is just super-cute!

  24. That is very cute! Thanks for joining HSH!


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