7.13.2012

DIY: Bedside Tray


Frame that I made here, used shot glasses as a vase for my favourite flowers lillies and used a little tray to place jewellery at the end of the day.

I saw this cool bedside tray here and thought it would be a great addition to add to a side table. But paying $124 for a tray did not sound like a wise idea to me so I decided to make my own. I found my tray at a garage sale for $4 *happy dance* and as you can tell from the pictures below it was probably owned by a 5 year old girl.  The total cost of my project was $5.50 and I can now use the $118.50 that I saved on my next trip. Here is how I  update my tray from disney princesses to modern day chic.
My Inspiration

1. Here is what the tray looked like when I started. I took off all the side stickers and cleaned the tray.



2. Next I put on two coats of paint that was left over from when we painted my room. I left the disney princesses sticker because every girl wants to be a princess.


3. Measured out contact paper (I got a whole roll from the dollar store) for the inside of the tray. This  paper has a sticky side on the back so all you have to do is peel off the protective paper and stick.


4. Peeled of the protective contact paper lining and slowly stuck it to the inside of the tray. 

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
xo Andrea

82 comments:

  1. Great DIY project Andrea, very cute idea!

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  2. Ahhh my room is the same colour!! Twins!!!

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    1. Nice! I love this colour! Great minds think alike :)

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  3. Looks beautiful! :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. such a cute idea

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  5. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend xo

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  6. hi Andrea, thank you so much for visiting. I love your blog. I adore DYIs! very nice post:)
    I follow you now, follow back if u like.

    xx chris
    http://chris-ed.blogspot.de

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  7. Wow! great DIY project. Trays can be very pricey so it's worth the effort to create something you like. Enjoy your weekend.

    leslie

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  8. It looks beautiful :)

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  9. Love your blog!!Of course we can follow each other. Write me where you follow me and I’ll follow you for sure..
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  10. What a great tray and I love the color! Seems fairly easy too, gonna have to try this out!
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  11. wondeful DIY! I am already your follower on Bloglovin for a while. I also liked this post now. Hope you will follow me too ;)

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  12. great DIY you're the most creative blogger i've ever seen <3

    followed your blog, follow back mine? i'd be so happy :)
    xx
    petiteness

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  13. Woww...sooo cute! Great DIY, you're really creative and talented! Thank you so much for stopping by, would you like to follow each other? I promise I’ll follow you back!

    x♥x♥

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  14. Hey girl! Thanks for your sweet comment & invitation! Love this DIY plate, how thoughtful! I've been sneaking around your blog and I love it! Very cute and inspirational! Following you of course, it would be lovely if you could follow me aswell!

    Kisses from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

    http://luciafloresdesigndiary.blogspot.com

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  15. what a great idea! And such a steal too!

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  17. What a great DIY! :) It looks so great! I'm now following you, would you like to follow me back? :)

    xoxo Eeva
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  18. Great blog dear. Following you, follow back if you like!

    MaryFashionLove

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  19. Awesome DIY!! Thanks for checking out my blog popcornandpersephone.blogspot.com
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog
    Ally xoxox

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    1. I am now following you back! Hope we keep in touch :)
      Ally xoxox

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  20. great idea!!! beautiful blog. Thank you for your comment. I, m now following you. I hope you follow me too.
    Kisses
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  21. Hey,
    I love your blog very much!
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    Lots of love,

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  22. So great idea!

    That tray turned out to really bautiful!

    Kisses from Finland, Aduaa

    www.littlesisfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. wow...simple great idea:) love it
    btw maybe we can fllw each other?
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  24. hey really nice idea ! i like your blog !
    would you like to keep in touch with follow each other !? just let me know :)) greetings
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  25. you totally renewed the whole tray!!!
    amazing idea, thanks!

    Following u now via Goggle +. Follow me back if you like! ♥
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  26. such an awesome artwork! <3

    Thanks for visiting my site deary. And yes we can follow each other.

    Mutzii
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  27. Great post & cute blog!
    I`m a new follower now.
    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow my blog:-)
    Tatiana
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  28. really cool diy!maybe we can fallow each other? im already fallowing you!

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  29. This is a really great DIY! Simple and looks wonderful. Following you!
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  30. Great DIY!! It looks really lovely:)Xx

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  31. so cute !! i just went garage saleing don't you just love it!?

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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  32. thanks for your lovely comment :)
    Your blog is great, I am following you now!
    follow me back? :)
    xx

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  33. great idea! i will definately try it haha in my free time!
    and thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, just followed you!
    http://le-trouvaille.blogspot.com

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  34. So cute! thank you for the idea :))

    kisses!

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  35. i love this DIY :) It's really cool how you turned the tray into a very chic looking piece!


    keep in touch :)
    -Joyce

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  36. Love this so much :)
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Please check my blog out if you like and follow me, I'd be so glad!!!!
    I'm following you now ;)
    Can't wait to see you on my blog again!
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    Amy x

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  37. great diy!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
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  38. Nice blog you have....glad to follow you

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  39. Cool tutorial! Thks for visiting Shirley's Luxury Haven! I'm following at the various social sites above under Shirley & Blackswan, & would love to have u follow me too! Hope to see more of your comments :)

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  40. Hey,
    I followed you back with gfc
    Lots of love,

    http://www.movieanne.blogspot.com/

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  41. Great post & so cute blog!!!
    I`m your follower now!
    And I will SOO happy, if you follow my blog:-)
    Tatiana

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  42. Great post & so cute blog!!!
    I`m your follower now!
    And I will SOO happy, if you follow my blog:-)
    Tatiana

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  43. Great idea !! Loving the final result !!
    Following you now ! Hugs xx

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  44. Cool DIY!


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  45. What a great DIY, love it!:) Your blog is so nice, following you now!:) Maybe you'd like to follow me back?;) Have a nice day<3
    xoxo Helmiina
    http://secretuntiltomorrow.blogspot.com

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  46. such a great idea! I really like it!
    Love your post! I’m following u here and on blog♥!
    Hope we’ll keep in touch!
    Kisses from Ukraine
    Anna

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  47. Nice idea! Follow you back now dear. Speak soon!

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  48. great idea i love it!
    i've followed you
    i would appreciate if you follow me back ^^

    xoxo
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  49. Thanks for your comment, of course we can follow each other, let's follow each other with gfc! Let me know when you follow and I follow back!x

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  50. this is a really great tutorial!! I love the idea ;)

    following your blog ;)

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  51. Very nice and creative darling!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog :)
    Sure lets follow one another!
    Drop me a comment when you do and il follow you back :)
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  52. Ooo i do love your blog! your great at diy's and this try would go really well with my bedroom ..i'm thinking i may buy a tray to paint this colour too...its gorgeous!!

    love your blog, thank your for the comment i am now a happy new follower!x

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  53. Ooh, I seriously need one of these in my life. LOVE this DIY! :)

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  54. Ok soooooo cute!! I am your newest follower! :) Follow me at bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  55. This is great! very inspiring! Must try DIY! I'm your newest follower, hope you will follow me back) stay in touch) xx

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  56. i follow you :)

    if you want to keep in touch there is my blog

    http://curlsandfrecklescs.blogspot.it

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  57. Thank for your comment on my blog!! Ok i follow you:)
    Hope you will follow me back!
    kisses
    Have a nice day
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    Ps: great post i like DIY!!

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  58. Great post: amazing DIY!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
    Win a starfish bracelet!

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  59. This is so cute, I love the design -this would be so pretty to wake up next to.

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  60. Love the bedside tray, so cute! Thank you for stopping by, I'd love for us to follow each other! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  61. I can see where a bedside tray would be very useful. This is a cute idea.

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  62. Ahh I LOVE this post. I have been looking for the perfect yellow tray for the last month or so...and never even thought about painting one. Such a good idea!

    Thanks for visting my blog!

    I'm now following yours.

    xx
    Emily
    TheStylist LA
    www.stylistla.com/blog

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  63. very nice DIY and practically useful too!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.

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  64. Great job- its so satisfying when you completely transform something. Thanks for your comments on my blog, they are always appreciated.

    Lotts x

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  65. Great idea! I would never thought about that! Now sorry, I'm going to buy some paint and do the same ;)

    Best,
    www.megulencja.blogspot.be

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  66. you've done a great job with the trays! nice blog! i am following you now!

    would you like to follow me back? kisses, Delia

    http://thesedaysfashion.blogspot.com

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  67. Turned out beautifully! I'd never know that there were Disney princesses on that tray ;)

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  68. This is really cute, nice idea :)

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  69. Fabulous DIY, it looks very easy, but really cute!

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  70. great idea, maybe i'll try it! thanks for the inspiration :)
    would you mind checking out my blog too? i would really appreciate it! :)
    xo

    turquoiseinlove.blogspot.com

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