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The $1 Cabinet Tray

Turning a thrift store cabinet door into a beautiful decorative tray...for a whopping $1.
I buy old, ugly, and dirty houses and flip them by myself! Come follow along on this crazy, DIY house-flipping life at my blog: The Bachelorette Pad Flip.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
While thrifting, I stumbled on a cabinet door for $1. It was solid wood and in great shape- well worth the $1!
Next step is to drill two holes on each end of the door. After drilling the hole, I thoroughly sanded both sides of the door.
Using some leftover Sea Sprite paint, I painted both sides of the cabinet door.
I had some leftover cabinet pulls from a dresser I bought a long time ago. I added the two pulls to the ends of the tray where the holes were drilled.
The finished product cost $1 and perfect for displaying little treasures!
To see more inexpensive DIY projects and the homes I've flipped, check out my blog! I'd love for you to follow along on my crazy life!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Paint
  • Cabinet Pulls

To see more: https://bachelorettepadflip.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/the-1-cabinet-tray/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Christina Robart
    Christina Robart Summerville, SC
    on Apr 7, 2016

    So cute! Love a great bargain! Will definitely be giving this a try, maybe i'll add a saying or mod podge a vintage photo on, oh the possibilities :) thank you for sharing

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 7, 2016

    This is perfect! Love the color!

  • Susan Bechamp
    Susan Bechamp West Branch, MI
    on Apr 8, 2016

    I would glue cork to the underside so it can do double duty. When not in use as a tray, it can hang on the wall and be a message board. Cork bottom will also protect the glass tops of tables.

    • The Bachelorette Pad Flip
      The Bachelorette Pad Flip Springdale, AR
      on Apr 8, 2016

      @Susan Bechamp The cork would also be functional in the middle recessed part to act as a "coaster" for drinks. Great idea!

  • AGMR
    AGMR Canada
    on Apr 8, 2016

    Love this!

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn Mabank, TX
    on Apr 8, 2016

    I made chalkboards out of several and gave as gifts, including markers and eraser in a cute little bucket that hung on a hook that I put on one side.

    • The Bachelorette Pad Flip
      The Bachelorette Pad Flip Springdale, AR
      on Apr 8, 2016

      @Carolyn Cute idea! So many DIY projects with cabinet doors- that's why I never pass them up while thrifting!

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