Monday, December 9, 2013


I'm sure all of us have those styro trays hanging around for something or other.  I usually use them for painting.

I've been experimenting and came across a wonderful use for them I call it my PERSONAL COFFEE/TEA TRAY (actually my sister came up with the name).

Here's the before

The bottom painted black

The inside painted Venetian Gold

I then decided to stencil it

The gold was a bit too bright so I darkened it with a glaze

(Below) The left is before glazing - the right after applying the glaze


It's just big enough to hold a single serving - so now when I decide to munch while sitting on the sofa watching TV, I can use my Mini Tray aka Personal Coffee/Tea Tray.

Not too large, 
         not too small,
                         just right, to hold in my lap!

I liked it so much I decided to make a set of 4 - excellent when company comes by.

Can you guess what I'm going to make my colleagues for Christmas presents?????  ;-)  I'm sure they will look great on the desk, just big enough to hold a hot cup of coffee or tea along with some cookies, a muffin or crackers.

I showed these to a few people and I've had quite a few requests for them. I've already started on quite a few and will post as I complete them... can settle for this

Or you can have this...

So until later don't forget to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!


Debbiedoos said...

Cute, my kinda project here Sherry!

Unknown said...

Sherry your creative juices never cease to amaze...these are lovely!!
Best Wishes,
Loretta XX

Rhissanna said...

They're really lovely! What an imagination you have, to see the potential in these things. And I love the venetian gold paint, a really lovely colour. I'm not surprised you've had requests..