Monday, January 4, 2010
Quick Coaster Tray
Perhaps it would make a nice, non-traditional coaster for a couple of drinks, or even a serving tray for a small fast-food meal.
I sprayed the whole tray with black spray paint and let it dry. Then I taped off the metal mesh with painters tape and went over it again with a light coat of brown spray paint. After drying, I attached a piece of scrap fabric so that the tray would not scratch my $12.50 coffee table (see previous blog) and then cut another piece of scrap fabric and frayed the edges. I placed this fabric inside the tray but did not glue it. This way if the fabric is spilled on or stained I can easily pull it out and place a new piece inside. I can also change the fabric do coordinated with seasonal and holiday decorating.
It's a nice change from the traditional "coaster" and not bad for a buck.