DIY: Tray with O’verlaysMay 26, 2015 • By Kellie Smith
I love trays on a table.
They make everything nice and neat.
They corral the junk and just make a space look more organized.
I also love O’verlays.
O’verlays add a decorative element to whatever they are applied to, are so easy to use and are just plain awesome!!
I thought, surely I can combine my love of the two…so I did…
I made a tray with O’verlays.
This project was super easy!
Here’s what we did:
1 13″ x 13″ piece of luan
4 wood strips cut on a 45 degree angle with the long points at 13″
spray paint color of choice
velvet finishes color of choice
wallpaper scrap – or something similar
glass piece cut at 12″ x 12″
micro-pin nailer (if desired)
and, of course
12″ Diamond pattern O’verlay Diamond Pattern
cut your base to 13″ x 13″, we used scrap luan
cut your sides so that the strips are on a 45 degree angle on ends, with the longest points measuring 13″, we used 1/2″ thick wood that is 2.5″ wide
spray paint your O’verlay (spray lightly to avoid drips)
paint your side pieces using Velvet Finishes
lay your glass piece over your wallpaper and cut around glass piece with utility knife
put your sides together using a small amount of wood glue in corners
place your luan on top, securing with a small amount of wood glue
-make sure all of your edges are flush and straight-
secure with micro-pin nailer through the bottom into the sides, as well as the sides
flip and place wallpaper inside
place O’verlay over wall paper
place glass on top of O’verlay
Be sure to check out a ton of great ideas on the O’verlays Gallery page on their website. You are going to be amazed! O’verlays can transform furniture like nobody’s business!!