Create a New Removable Tray Top for Your Topless Dresser!

6 Materials
$14
3 Hours
Medium
Sometimes those stone tops crack and crumble and break! ...but that doesnt mean its useless! Recreate one you love!
Making a Tray that can flip upside down to secure tightly and then be used as a serving tray takes this Eastlake Buffet to a whole new level!!
Making a Tray that can flip upside down to secure tightly and then be used as a serving tray takes this Eastlake Buffet to a whole new level!! Tutorial and products can be found at That Sweet Tea Life!
How sad right?? In pristine shape! But,.. no top. :-(
I found this image online (not mine) of what it likely used to look like!
I love all the storage and could see this being SUCH a great dry bar complete with a retractable rod for a bar towel! I made it my mission to make this guy be put to great use! ..admittedly it sat for months until the idea for a removable tray top struck me!
I picked up a prefab wood panel from Lowes and a piece of trim that was slightly wider.
I cut the trim at 45* angles to create finished edge and a lip that would allow the top to catch on the piece. On the inside of the tray I wanted to create a pretty image and decided to use the brand work that was on the back side.
I was able to see it was created by H B Mudge!
And so using my Cricut and some 631 Oracle (Temporary) vinyl I created a stencil.
using these AMAZING gilding powders I made a sightly aged looking branding on the inside of the tray top.
What mess! But then I removed the stencil..
Lovely right?! And because its s powder there are absolutely no hints of it bleeding under the stencil!
Be sure to go check out my blog That Sweet Tea Life where I talk ALL about this and find out whatever happened with this handsome piece! Also,.. ALL the links to each of the products I used! Even the Southern Blenders which I am now hooked on!!
Suggested materials:
  • Prefab Wood Panel   (Lowes)
  • Trim   (Lowes)
  • Paint   (Online)
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Thea Osborne/ That Sweet Tea Life
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