My interior design philosophy is that you can never have too many trays in your home. I probably own close to a dozen and use them to corral flowers, hold candles, create pretty spaces for jewelry, for breakfast in bed, as a mail organizer, and for serving cocktails. This tray, in particular, is one of my favorites since it's sleek and modern, but plain enough so that you can customize it with just a couple of simple steps (plus it's only $22). For an afternoon cocktail gathering this past weekend, I decided to make mine feel a bit more festive with some glitter tape (the width matches the tray perfectly) that I ran along the edge and twine that I wrapped around the handles to offset the sparkles. I love how it came out, but am perhaps even just as excited about the fact that if I want a holiday-inspired tray in a couple of months that I can easily re-do the entire thing.
DIY Floating Frame
One of my favorite framing styles is the "floating" frame - with the art set back from the glass, not touching the back matting - but getting this done professionally (depending on the print size) can be pretty expensive, so after talking to a guy at the frame store I decided ...read more