Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quatrefoil Tray

With limited counter space in our bathroom and with a water efficient toilet, grrr, which has a small sloping surface, I needed a tray.  After looking and not finding the right size for the area, I decided to make one myself. 

For less than $6, I picked up more than enough wood to make my tray.


I cut pieces to fit the surface of the bowl then primed and painted the wood.


I used the template from Tatertots and Jello found here.  To get the size you need:

1.  copy the image and place it in a word document
2.  right click on the image to change the size
3.  print the image



Next I placed the template in the center of the bottom of the tray.  By the way, I didn't assemble the tray until after all painting was complete.  I took a pencil and traced around the design.
 pressing firmly.


This is what it looks like after this step.  I took a small paint brush and painted the quatrefoil with glossy white paint.  Next I hot glued the pieces into place.


Now we have a tray that is the perfect size for the back of the toilet.


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25 comments :

  1. That looks FANTASTIC!!! I love it! What a smart cookie you are! :D

    Suzanne

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  2. Fabulous!! Was it hard to then cover up the pretty tray surface with items? I have that problem...what a great solution! Janell

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  3. So cute! I think you should make another one for a giveaway. Hint, hint :)

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  4. Love it! I have an unfinished tray from a craft store that I think needs this treatment. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Janell, you are the tray queen! And yes it is somewhat hard to cover up the design, but had to. Ha, Emily. Maybe I should make another to giveaway.

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  6. Dang girl.....you will be building a house soon :) How cute.

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  7. So adorable - it's perfect!! And, I like the idea of making one for a giveaway!!

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  8. Rene, that looks terrific. Love the design you used and I love the vignette with the pictures standing against each other.

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  9. Impressive! It looks so good all finished up...love those pictures! Very nice:)

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  10. Love it...I love using the toilet top for small obje'ts - but adding the tray makes it a little more 'clean' Quatrefoil...so classic.

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  11. That is way too cute!! The design on the bottom is perfect! We have the toilet top, all my stuff slides off!

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  12. Very cool! It looks expensive, too!

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  13. How cute! I love the color and it is too cute to hide. But how handy for it to fit back there.

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  14. wow, well done. Looks amazing! Who would of thought - hot glue.

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  15. It looks so chic! Thank you for the heads up that you didn't assemble the tray until after all painting was finished.

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  16. What a fabulous idea. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Such exquisite workmanship. Your tray is quite sophisticated. Thank you for sharing your charming design with us and for stopping by my post. Come visit anytime! Cherry Kay

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  18. i don't know what i can say that hasn't already been said. but i wanted to at least let you know i am loving it!

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  19. I'm soooo impressed...it looks amazing!

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  20. Brilliant, Rene! And I second what Emily said: Make another one for a giveaway! This is just too good of an idea!

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  21. Rene, This is BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe you made that! Love the bottom design. And of course the photos of your precious ones make my heart sing!
    You are so talented!
    Yvonne

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  22. Love to order one? Seriously?
    or
    a
    Give-away?
    pve

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