Monday, May 31, 2010

Budget Friendly Monogrammed Tray

I've been lusting after those cute monogrammed melamine trays I've been seeing all over the place. In our basement family room, we have a faux-leather ottoman as our coffee table and we really needed a tray to set on top, to store remotes and so we could set drinks down while we're watching TV.
I debating just ordering a tray that I had seen, but the $65+ price tag stopped me. We didn't even spent $65 on the ottoman itself! So I knew I could get creative and make one myself. I was at Crate and Barrel and spied this:
A perfect sized white melamine tray. For $17.95! And I had a 20% off coupon, so my total came to about $14. Major Score! 

So then I turned my BFF Etsy to find a monogram vinyl decal to put on the tray. Let me tell you, there are TONS of decals there! I finally decided on a pretty traditional monogram decal which was 8" and only $4! Here's the finished product:
The monogram is done in lime green and I love how it pops off of the white!
And here it is in use on our ottoman. Even J (who was not really all that excited when I told him about this project) admits it looks really good and is definitely useful!

So the grand total of this project came to about $25! Not horrible for an original tray that I "made"  myself! 

Happy Memorial Day! I'm off to our pool for the day! 


KAC said...

That is such a great idea it looks fantastic!

Freck said...

Love it!!! Looks awesome!

Adie said...

I LOVE this tray!!

mFw said...

Such a great idea! Love it! Hope you enjoyed the pool!

littledaisymay said...

SO cute!

Always Organizing said...

Love your tray!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

super, super cute! great job! :)

Kelly said...

love it!!! so crafty!

The Pink Tutu said...

This is fabulous!!! Absolutely perfect and love that you did it yourself.

A couple other things: (I'm like super behind)
1. Congrats on the job! Sounds like you made the right choice.
2. So happy you're keeping the dress!
3. Love your wedding recaps!
4. See you in a week!!!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous DIY. It's adorable!

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