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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cheap Acrylic Frame = Instant Tray

In an effort to keep my computer, papers, notebooks, and lists from covering the kitchen island, I have permanently made the switch to an “office”.  The fifth bedroom off the kitchen currently functions as a guest bedroom/office, and I am working on trying to make it a little more done, and pretty!

It already holds a large desk, which I also use as a craft space, and the walk in closet houses photo albums, craft supplies, all kid crafts/supplies.  It is very functional and I am happy I made the switch.  I found this quick tip recently and thought it was just genius!  The best part, no DIY skills necessary.  Simply purchase a cheap acrylic frame, take the back off, turn upside down, and you have an instant tray to hold all your pretties!

acrylic frame 5

In the inspiration post, the frame was found at a thrift store for $1.  I was impatient and just went to Michael’s (purchased a 9 x 12 frame for about $4)!

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Michael’s had larger and smaller sizes, so you can customize for your needs.  I also found this acrylic magazine holder at Homegoods and thought it would be perfect for stashing my notebooks and planner.

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I love the clean look of the acrylic and a tray just makes things look more put together.

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I think I need one of these for every room in my house!

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6 comments :

  1. Great idea! I would never have thought to use a frame as a tray. I'm visiting from the It's Overflowing link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  2. Isn't it great to be able to use one thing as another? Your deep frame is perfect as a tray for your desk. :)

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  3. Very sleek and modern and sooooo creative. Stopping by from BNOTP.

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  4. LOVE this idea. so easy and yet it looks so great! thanks for sharing. your blog is super cute. new follower here :)
    http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

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