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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Washboard Tray

I was rummaging through my junk treasures this week, and I came across this old washboard.  It does have a crack, which doesn't affect its sturdiness, but I really liked the faded printing and the textured glass.  So I decided to reinvent it and came up with this cute tray.  Now, while I'm not going to serve tea and scones on this little gem (or I just might), I think in the garden or in a rustic country kitchen it is adorable.
 I had the small wooden knobs already.  I drilled all the way through the screw hole and attached it from the wrong side which I'll show you in a sec. Then I did have to go purchase these simple handles which were very inexpensive.  Believe it or not, I didn't have two that would work in my extensive collection of odds and ends.
 Notice one handle is on the side and one is on the top of the tray.  That was the easiest way to attach them and it adds a little interest.
 The graphics are still great although faded.
 Now see how I screwed the knobs from the wrong end?  I do this a lot when I want a footed tray.  And please don't forget to put a little piece of felt on those screws.  You wouldn't want to scratch any lovely surface.  Notice I didn't counter-sink the screws.  Not to worry.  It wont show anyway and the felt sticks better to the exposed head. 

Thanks so much for paying me a visit.  I always love it when you drop by.
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NanaDiana said...

WHAT a cute idea. I have one that has a glass washboard part in my laundry room and I have always loved it! xo Diana

Susie said...

Well Maggie, you are the clever girl. That is a cute idea. Smiles,Susie(She Junks)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Very cleaver Maggie, I love it!!! The perfect vintage piece!

Barbara Jean said...

Cute idea sweet girl!!
barbara jean


That's so unique! What a cool way to re purpose it.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I never thought about using a vintage washboard as a tray. It looks so sweet! What a great idea!